Soothing khichdi

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 cup rice
  • 1cup toor dal (washed)
  • 1/4cup moong dal - without the skin (washed)
  • 3 cup vegetables (all or combination of beans, carrots, peas, eggplant, cauliflower, potatoes)
  • 2 tbsp bottled tamarind sauce or juice of fresh tamarind
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp turmeric (more depending on your desired colour)
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 3 sticks 1" cinnamon sticks
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 red dried chillies (substitute with fresh green chillies if needed)
  • 1/4 cup regular or green onion
  • Oil to saute vegetables
  • salt to taste

How to Make Soothing khichdi

  • Chop vegetables into 1" pieces so that they won't get mashed.
  • On medium heat, in a medium sized pot fill with water covering 3/4 the volume of the pot.
  • Put in both dal, tamarind, turmeric, salt and cook for 15 mins.
  • Then add rice and let cook until both dal and rice look 98% done.
  • Meanwhile, in a separate pan on medium heat place some oil.
  • In heated oil, place the chillies, cinnamon sticks, bay leaves and let splutter for about 10 seconds (make sure it doesn't burn).
  • Add onions and let it brown lightly.
  • Add vegetables and chilli powder and saute until half done (about 10 mins).
  • Transfer the veggies into the 98% done dal and rice mixture and let cook for 5 mins.
  • Turn off flame.
  • Add ginger powder and all-spice and cover for 5 mins.
  • Remove lid and let settle for a bit before serving.