Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Wholesome Khichadi

For the Mixed rice event of toi


2/3 cup Rice
2/3 cup Moong dal
1 cup grated Carrot
1 cup grated bottle gourd (lauki)
1/2 tsp turmeric (haldi)
1 tsp jeera
1/4 tso asafoetida (hing)
6 peppercorns
1 bay leaf
4 cloves
1/2 tsp ghee
Salt to taste
Coriander to garnish

1. Wash rice and dal together and keep aside.
2. Heat ghee and add cumin seeds to it. Once crackle add bay leaf, peppercorns, cloves, turmeric and asafoetida.
3. Fry these for a minute and add grated carrot and bottle gourd to it. Saute for a few seconds.
4. Add rice and dal and saute again for a minute. Add 3 cups of water and salt and make 3-4 whistles.
5. When done mix the khichadi so that all the ingredients come together.
6. Garnish with coriander and serve hot with fresh curds or pickle.


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