Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Masala Khichadi

Preparation Time:-20 minutes
Cooking Time:-15 to 20 minutes  
Serves:-4 to 6
Masala Khichadi:-

Hello every body here i am posting today every bodies favorite rice variety in my family before marriage. so prepared this after ages, and i think now from onward it will be a regular dish in my kitchen as ,my kids liked it very much.The good thing is i have used five varieties of lentils,so this dish is high in protein,healthy,easy to make and YUMMY! is the word came out of my sons mouth when the khichadi is in his tummy. :).So here is the recipe:
1)Basmati Rice 1 and 1/2 cups
2)split green gram/yellow Mung dal 3 table spoons
3)split red lentils/Tuvar dal 1/4 cup
4)whole Green Gram/Whole Green moong  1/4 cup
5)Split Black lentils/Urad dal 2 table spoon
6)Split Chick pea lentils/split bengal gram/Chana dal 1/4 cup
7)Oil/Ghee 8 table spoons
8)Cummin seeds 1 table spoon
9)Cloves 2 to 3 numbers
10)Green cardamom 2 numbers
11)Black cardamom 1 number
12)Cinnamon stick 2 inch
13)Bay leaf 1 number
14)Cashew nuts or pea nuts 10 to 12 numbers(Optional)
15)Onion sliced length wise 1 number(Medium size)
16)Ginger grated 1 tea spoon
17)Garlic grated 1/2 tea spoon
18)Potato sliced in big chunks 1 number(Large size)
19) Carrot 1 number (medium size)
20)Green Peas 1/2 cup
21)Red chili powder 1 tea spoon
22)Tomato paste 1 table spoon
23)Meat Masala 1 table spoon (I used Everest meat masala)
24)Garam masala 1 tea spoon
25)Turmeric 1/2 tea spoon
26)Water 4 and 1/2 Cups
27)Salt to taste
1) Heat oil in a cooker,  fry cloves,cinnamon,bay leaf,cardamom,cummin seeds and cashews, add onions and fry for 2 to 3 minutes, add ginger and garlic paste, fry for another 2 minutes,add in carrot and potato, sought for 3 to 4 minutes.Add in green peas fry for 2 minutes.
2)Add in tomato paste fry till oil starts to separate or for 3 to 4 minutes, red chili powder,garam masala,meat masala,turmeric and salt. Stir well for 1 minute
3)Mix rice and all the lentil varieties and wash.
4)Add the rice,lentil mixture in to the cooker mix well, add water,cover and cook until 3 whistles on medium heat.
5)Allow cooker to cool and serve hot with papad,pickle and butter milk.

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