“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
EARTH DAY SPECIAL
Today I’ll share with you a basic easy and delicious Indian dish, KHICHDI. It is a complete meal in a bowl.
Khichdi, means in a simple language mix many things together, unevenly. But we make from this word a very healthy and delicious dish but uneven yet perfect measure.
- It is perfect balance of nutrients with carbs, proteins and vitamins depend on which type of vegetables we use.
- It is recommended in Ayurveda as a complete and best diet.
- It is easy to digest.
- When we fall sick, we are advised to have boring and boiled Khichdi. But we’ll make this dish tasty with vegetables and spices.
- Rice : 1cup
- Green grams(Moong dal) : ¼ cup
- Red Lentil (Masoor dal) : 1/4 cup
- Mixed Vegetables : 1cup
- Tomato : 1(chopped)
- Onion : 1(chopped)
- Green Chilly : 1
- Bay leaves : 2
- Cumin seeds : ½ Teaspoon
- Asafetida : 1 Pinch
- Ginger-Garlic Paste : ½ Teaspoon
- Turmeric Powder : 1 Teaspoon
- Red Chili Powder : ½ Teaspoon
- Garam Masala : ½ Teaspoon
- Fresh Coriander Chopped : 2 Tablespoon
- Ghee : 2 Tablespoon
- Salt to Taste
- Water : 4 Cups
- Wash the Rice and Pulses and keep aside
- Wash and cut the vegetables in small pieces (we use Peas, Potatoes and Cauliflower)
- Heat Ghee into a thick layer Pan or in Pressure Cooker.
- Put Cumin seeds, Asafetida, Bay leaves and fry until the Cumin seeds turn Brown.
- Now add roughly chopped Green Chilly and Onion.
- When Onions sauté add Ginger-Garlic paste and stir for 2-3 minutes.
- Now add Turmeric Powder, Red Chili Powder, Tomato and stir. Add vegetables and salt, fry for 2-3 minutes
- Now Add rice and Dal fry for 1 minute. Add Garam Masala and water. Cover it and pressure cook till Rice gets cooked.
- Garnish with fresh coriander and serve with fresh curd.
This is full nutritious meal in one medium bowl.
Serving: for 2-3 people.
HAPPY WORDS 🙂
“The act of putting into your mouth what the earth has grown is perhaps your most direct interaction with the earth.”
(Frances Moore Lappe, ‘Diet for a Small Planet’)
I hope you must’ve loved this recipe as much as you’ve liked my other recipes. As always, I’ll keep on sharing more Indian secrets with you so that we all get to cherish this Earth and the food we get here together and more and more. Feel free to drop your comments on this recipe in the section below. Stay Happy! Stay Well! 🙂