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Quick Lentils and Rice/Khichdi

Khichdi is one of the classics .. made in many parts of india.. Its rice and lentils cooked together.
I add in vegetables sometimes.. but this is the plain basic Khichdi. The rice itself is very mild in terms of spice levels.. Being the spicy food fans that we are, Khichdi is traditionally served with Pickle, Pacchi Pulusu on the side.. in my house ..

2 cups Basmati Rice
2 cups Moong Dal (without skin)
1 tsp Turmeric
2-4 Green chillies (adjust as per liking) (cut them vertically into 2)
Mixed vegetables (optional)
Spices for tempering (can use ghee for added flavor instead of oil)
salt as per taste

Wash the rice and dal. Cook them with together little extra water than usual. For the given proportions, use 8-9 cups of water. I just put them together in the rice cooker. Add the turmeric, salt and the green chillies and let it cook. When rice is done, make the basic south indian tempering/tadka/seasoning and add it to the rice and mix well.

Serve hot with Pickle, Pacchi Pulusu .. Adding some ghee will also be awesome if you like it.. :) Enjoy !!

My little one loves it. And its a great nutritious, filling meal.. and can be served plain (without the sides) for an upset stomach situation too :)

This recipe goes to the My Legume Love Affair event hosted by SRA @ When my soup came alive and was originally initiated by Susan @ The Well-Seasoned Cook
This recipe goes to Srivalli's Rice Mela Event @ Cooking 4 All Seasons.


Priyanka said...

its one of the best comfort foods....isnt it...i usually give a tadka of cinnamon and cloves to give it a distinct flavor.

Happy cook said...

Send this to Sra ( When my Soup came live)she is having a legume event

Sangeeth said...

hey this is new...I usually do this with only semiya or rava this is cool re...will try for sure!

meeso said...

I love these quick, healthy dishes... Looks delicious!

sra said...

Hi Pallavi, that looks bright and sunny! Thanks for the entry.

Susan said...

So, so good! And so simple. I love the fragrance of basmati.

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