Moong Dal Kichidi
Rice (Any type) – 3 cups
Moong dal – 1 cup
Onion – 1 medium
Green chilis – 2-3
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Black pepper – 1 tsp (slightly crush)
Cumin/Jeera – 1tsp
Oil – 3tsps
Turmic powder 1 pinch (optional)
Water – 10 cups
1.Wash rice and dal together and soak in clean water for half an hour.
2.Chop onion and slit green chilis.
3.Place a vessel and boil the water.
4.Heat a vessel or pressure cooker add oil and crushed pepper and cumin,then the onions,green chilis and curry leaves fry few mins .
5.Now add turmeric powder and hot water along with salt mix well and add soaked and drained rice-dal mix.
6. Cover the lid and pressure cook on medium for 3 whistles.
7.Turn of heat let pressure come down then open and serve hot with a drizzle of ghee and chutney.
Any chutney will just go fantastic.
I avoid ginger-garlic paste in this if you wish you can add along with onions and fry while preparing this.
I have done this kichidi in many variations….with Masoor dal (red lentils), Split moong beans (pottu pesara pappu) Or mix masoor dal and split moong dal combination and even with toor dal…It just tastes good.
By Kezia Mary.