Thursday, January 31, 2013

Let's eat Awesome Khichadi


Khichadi is an Indian cuisine, generally served to those who have bad stomach :P But people with good stomach also like it :) So what makes it different with other cuisines is its lightness. It is very light and that is why always suggested to patients with stomach issues. It is very easy to make and at the same time delicious. So let's have a look at the ingredients.


1/2 cup        Basmati Rice
1/2 cup        Moong Dal (Green Gram)
1/4 cup        Peas
1/4 cup        Chopped Beans
1/4 cup        Sweet Corn
1/4 cup        Chopped Carrots
1/4 cup        Chopped Onion
1/4 cup        Chopped Tomato
2 tsp            Oil / Butter / Ghee
1/2 tsp         Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
1 pc             Bay Leaf (Tez Patta)
2 pc             Dried Red Chilli
1 tsp            Ginger Garlic Paste
1/2 tsp         Garam Masala (Curry Powder)
1/2 tsp         Turmeric Powder (Haldi Powder)
Salt to taste


  1. Wash rice and dal in a bowl 3 - 4 times till it gives clear water. Add fresh water and soak it for 15 minutes.
  2. Put the pressure cooker on flame, add oil. On heated oil add cumin seeds, bay leaf, red chilli, ginger garlic paste and stir well.
  3. Add onion and heat till it gets light pink in color. Add beans, corn, carrots and heat for 1-2 minutes. 
  4. Add turmeric powder and garam masala and heat for 2 minutes.
  5. Drain rice and gram mixture and add to pressure cooker. Heat for further 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add 2 cups of water and close the lid of pressure cooker. Keep it on medium flame and heat till it blows 1 whistle. 
Khichadi is ready to be served with Curd, Papad and Pickles.

Enjoy the recipe and do not forget to give your feedback!


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