Apr 15, 2009

Khichdi - Comfort Food

This has become our regular weekend brunch.. Ultimate Comfort food.. Everything can be made in a single pot. The rice and lentils cooked together until they get mushy and creamy. Perfect for kids when served with a dollop of ghee. It tastes great when served while it is steaming hot right out of the cooker! It can be served with papads, any thokku or just a simple pickle. No chopping involved!! So it gets done in a matter of minutes. Just throw in the rice and dhall into the cooker with water. And do the seasoning in the meantime. Isn'it simple?

However you can change the recipe by using vegetables while cooking to make it more healthier.

Ingredients

Rice - 1 cup
Moong Dhal - 1/2 cup
Toor Dhall - 1/2 cup
Garlic - 2 cloves
Ginger - 1/2 inch
Green chillies - 4
Curry leaves - few
Cumin seeds / Jeera - 1 teaspoon
Ghee - 4 spoons
Milk - 1/2 cup (optional)

Directions

Wash the rice and dhall with water. Drain the water and add them to the pressure cooker.

Add water in the ratio 1:3.5 For rice and dhall (1 +1) which make up to 2 cups, add 7 cups of water. Add salt to taste. Cover the pressure cooker and cook until you get about 4 to 5 whistles.

Meanwhile in a small pan do the seasoning with the ghee, cumin seeds, curry leaves, garlic, ginger and green chillies.

Open the pressure cooker and pour the seasoning over the khichdi.

If you like the khichdi to be more creamy, add half cup of milk immediately after opening the cooker and mix well.

Serve hot!

Sending this to MLLA:10th helping hosted by Cococooks and an event started by Susan

This khichdi also goes to Trupti who is guest hosting "Cooking for Kids-Rice" event, which is started by Sharmi.

And also to 15 minute cooking hosted by Mahimaa.



33 comments:

  1. Khichidi, pappad and pickle the best south Indian dish one can ask for... You kinda provoke me so much with your recipes...

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  2. Love khichdi with pickle and kadhi. yummmm entry!!!

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  3. Thank you for your wonderful MLLA entry. I like the sound of this with some sort of pickle.

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  4. Wow kichdi and pickle looks yum. Hope u had a wonderful New Year!

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  5. looks yummy... love the vadaam :)

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  6. Khichdi is one of my comfort food too Divya. Looks delicious. Thank you for sending this to CFK:Rice event

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  7. i love khichdi with pickle, the pic looks yummy, coincidentally i too posted recipe of masala khichdi today on my blog..:)

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  8. Yummy dish..both khichdi and pickles sounds delicious:)

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  9. Hi Divya,

    Come after a very long time to your blog. Everything looks lovely. Khichadi is one of my top favourites . Can have it any day.

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  10. Really a comfort food Divya..I can sense the taste n flavor..yum..:)

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  11. kichdi one of the easiest thing to do...easy shortcut instead cook rice,dal seperately and mix it while eating....

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  12. Hmmm...real comfort food. The thali with papads looks so good.

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  13. This is my comfort food too...just that i add slightly crushed pepper corns to my kichidi...

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  14. i love this and we make it often - quite similar, with crushed black pepper too.

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  15. oh, thats a very easy one,looks yummy too,tastes like pongal?

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  16. Hot kichdi, ghee papad with aachar. You set me off... will make khicdi soon..yummmm

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  17. I first had kichidi made by our North Indian housemaid. I liked them for it was different from our pongal.
    Your version looks nice.

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  18. nice.. im pretty fond of khichadi..i liek it with lots of pickle, papad and dahi..lotss of dahi!

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  19. Yummy breakfast recipe! Good to start a day with..

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  20. We love pairing this kichdi with kadi and pickle .. Yumm

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  21. ofcourse, do send me divs..

    kichdi sounds yummy :)

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  22. I love Khichidi.....tastes sooo good with mango pickle! I'm drooling!

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  23. Wow khichdi and vadam/papad... wonderful. S its comfort food :) looks yum yum!

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  24. I like the steel plate. Lovely khichidi.

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  25. Nice to know u r from Tuticorin. I have a lot of relatives there and my mom grew up there:) Ur kichidi looks delicious. Nice brunch idea with vadagam.

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  26. Kichidi with pickle is an unbeatable combo..Perfect comfort food.Looks very tasty!

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  27. Hi Divya, I have shared an award with you in my blog.. Pls accept it :)

    Btw, kichidi is a real comforting food.. nice one! :)

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  28. I love it too .. absolute comfort food

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  29. Kitchedi, paapad and pickle...and that I call as real comfort food.

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  30. That plate looks so inviting with pickle and vadam mmmm yummy and comfort food divya

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  31. I tried this over the weekend and it came out really good...I think this is our comfort food too now :)

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  32. Mmmm...simple, and simply wonderful. Rice and beans, no matter how you make them, are always one of the best comforts.

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