The best part is that its very nutritious and you can play with the ingredients as you like and choose. Even for beginners and bachelors it proves to be a one pot meal with health and taste. I often cook it with a combination of various lentils and rice with vegetables. This time I was tired and wanted to keep it simple so chose to cook a very basic recipe. Actually the idea popped up when we visted our friends place last week. She was feeding her one year old kid a simple khichdi with no spices. I instantly felt connected to it and could recall the moments when Mum used to prepare that in busy days. I simply could not resist the urge to have it, but since the thought that S might not like it arose I dropped it that day. Fortunately, 😛 I got the chance to have it when I was feeling quite tired in between the week. I asked S to have Omlette if he doesn’t like this Khichdi and he agreed. Luckily, he loved this recipe and I didnt have to cook eggs all along again 🙂
I added spinach into this just as an experiment and also because I wanted to consume it at the earliest. Amazingly, it added a new flavour and off course nutrition. No garlic, onion or ginger keeps the thing light and reflects sense of purity somehow. Just a subtle hint of Asli Ghee proved to be the milestone for the taste. Just a perfect dinner, light and easy … 🙂
1. 3/4 cup rice
2. 1/2 cup Masoor Daal , Red Lentil
3. 1/2 Cup Split Moong daal, Yellow Moong
4. 2 cups chopped Spinach
5. 2 tomatoes, chopped
6. 1 tsp Cumin seeds, turmeric, red chili powder
7. Salt to taste
8. 1 tbsp Ghee + Ghee for drizzle
9. 2-3 green chilies, chopped fine
10. 3 cups water
- Wash and soak all daals and ice together for 15 min.
- Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Throw in and splutter Cumin seeds, and add tomatoes and green chilies. Cook covered till tender and mushy. Add all the spices and cook further for 2 min till the raw smell of spices vanishes away.
- Add water and bring to boil. Combine the soaked daal and rice with spinach and cook till 2 whistles. Open when the pressure eases off.
- Enjoy hot with more ghee drizzled on top.
To make a VEGAN version of this Khichdi, simply omit the Ghee and use oil instead