Masala Khichdi with Mint Raitha
Raw Rice- 1 cup
Yellow moong dal- 1 cup
Water- 3 cups
Ghee- 2 tsp
Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
Cinamon- 1 inch piece
Black Peppercorn- 1/2 tsp
Cumin Powder- 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder- 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Chilly powder, Chopped coriander leaves
Roast the moong dal in a pan till the colour changes, then soak dal and rice together for 30 mins. Heat 2 tbsp butter +1 tbsp oil, add the dry garam masala(cumin,cloves, cinamon, elaichi,peppercorn) when they start to splutter add curry leaves, red chillies and hing and stir them.
Then add rice and dal and mix them well, after few seconds add water and salt, pressure cook it for 3 whistles and keep it on steam for few more minutes.
Now take the khichdi into a bowl,garnish with some chilli powder for the colour and sprinkle coriander leaves on top. Serve it hot with any Raita or Pickle and papad.
Variations: You can add veggies like carrot, beans, potato for same recipe
Mint Raita Recipe:
Curd- 2 cups
Cucumber- Finely chopped 1/2 cup
Onion- Finely chopped 1/2 cup
Finely chopped coriander
Mint leaves- 1 cup
Make a paste of mint leaves and chillies together and add it to the curd with onions and cucumber and garnish with some coriander and mint leaves.