Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Toor Dal Khichidi

Toor Dal Khichidi is a quick meal and a comfort food. I regularly cook this quick food usually in my busy days.

It is nutritious and very low in masalas, when compared to pulao or biryani. We can prepare khichdi in many ways one common is rice and lentils are cooked together.  

We can use either Toor dal, masoor dal or moong dal. I usually make khichidi using toor dal and moong dal. This weekend I prepared using toor dal. 




Ingredients:

Toor dal – ½ cup
Rice – 1 cup
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
Ghee – 2 tsps
Pepper corns – 4-5 no
Cardamom – 1 no
Jeera – 1 tsp
Cinnamon sticks – 2 no small
Onion – 1 small chopped
Green chillies – 3 chopped
Coriander leaves chopped – 3 tsps
Methi leaves chopped – 5 tsps
Fresh Coconut grated – 5 tsps
Garam masala powder – 1 tsp (optional)
Salt As Required
Water – 2 ¼ cups
Lemon juice – 2 tsps



Preparation

  • Soak Rice and Dal together in water for 30mins
  • After 30 mins drain the water out of rice and dal mixture and keep aside
  • Heat oil in a pan, when oil gets heated
  • Add ginger garlic paste, jeera
  • When jeera gets crackle add cloves, cardamom, pepper corns, cinnamon sticks and stir well
  • Add chopped onions, green chillies and mix well
  • After onions get soft add chopped coriander, methi leaves and mix well
  • Add fresh grated coconut, garam masala and mix well.
  • Add rice, dal mix stir for 2-3 minutes
  • Now take the above mixed rice, dal mixture into rice cooker add water, salt.
  • Lastly add lemon juice and cook rice well
  • Serve with ghee, Curry, pickle, Chutney or papad.
Sending this to Cooking with Whole foods -Toor Dal/ Pigeon Peas hosted by Suma orginally started by Kiran



40 comments:

  1. Healthy and delicious khichdi!! one pot meal..

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  2. Mouth watering recipe......looks good..

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  3. healthy kichadi!!nice click dear!

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  4. healthy and delicious khichidi sravani .... will try some time ....

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  5. am in for khichdi anytime :P easy and healthy!! ur preparation looks yumm

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  6. Love this one pot meal which is easy to prepare and light on stomach

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  7. Love the addition of methi leaves in dal kichidi and flavourful one pot meal

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  8. New recipe to me. Looks yum!

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  9. Never tried khichdi with toor dal. Nice idea! Sounds healthy and yummy!

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  10. Mouth watering recipe......looks good..

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  11. Nutritious and flavourful one pot meal..

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  12. Dear Sravs
    Great recipe indeed. I am used to Bong style khichDi with mung or Massor dal. I am going to try this in the hot summer of Delhi. Thanks for sharing.
    have a nice day

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  13. lovely click. love this idea of one pot meal.

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  14. One pot meal.. delicious:)
    Reva

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  15. I didnt ry this version of khichadi..It must be very healhy and delicious..

    Sunanda's Kitchen

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  16. Wow!! Nice recipe with good choice of ingredients dear.

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  17. Khichadi looks filling and wholesome..i'll happily have it for my lunch rite now..

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  18. Hey kichidi with toor dal new for me, looks delcious, I will try this soon.

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  19. Comfort food ...always make this ...but little more runny

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  20. This kichadi looks so flavorful and yum.

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  21. Comfort food..flavorful and delicious.

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  22. Heaslthy & delicious one pot meal :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  23. that sounds great and looks so yumm!!

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  24. This is what I call ultimate comfort food.Love this always.

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  25. delicious and healthy khichdi..i too make this often..

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  26. I love this recipe.. healthy and yummy !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  27. wow..khichdi looks so healthy and delicious !!...loved it...:)

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  29. Love the looks of it. I was expecting to find a mushy khichdi but love your healthy version. Thanks for sending it over.

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    Sowmi's kitchen

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