Friday, March 28, 2014

Khichdi (Indian Lentil with Rice)

As a Chinese, I always get to eat mum's porridge when I was sick as a child, and a bowl of hot porridge always comfort me and made me feel better.

For the same reason I always try to figure what comforts NS when he is not well... and I guess..... Kichdi is the answer!

Ingredients:(For Two)
1/2 cup of brown and white Basmati rice
1/4 Cup of Toor Dal or Moong dal
1/2 Bombay Onion
2 Green Chili (Optional)
5-6 Curry leaves (Optional)
1/2 tsp Cummin Seed
1/2 tsp Mustard Seed
1/4 tsp Garam masala
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
1 1/2 - 2 cup water
Salt to taste ( around 1 tsp)

Wash the rice and lentil together, and chop the onion and chilli.

In a pressure cooker, add about 1 tsp of oil, stir fry onion and chili, add mustard seeds, cummin seeds and curry leaves, stir until fragrance/splutter. Now add ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, and Garam Masala.

Now add the washed rice and  lentil.

Pour in 1 1/2 cup of water, if softer/more liquidized version is desire, use 2 cups of water, add salt to taste. Pressure cook for 10 minutes

Let the pressure gas release naturally, and its done!

To be serve with Indian Pickles and Plain Yoghurt.

中文版,For Chinese,Click--》印度米豆粥/饭