Preparation Time:5 mins
Cooking Time:5 mins
- 1/2cup broken basmati rice or whole rice
- 1/2 cup moong dal(green)
- 1.5 to 2 tablespoons ghee
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
- rock salt or regular salt as required
1.Rinse both the rice and dal together for a couple of times in water.
2.Heat the ghee in a pressure cooker.
3.Crackle the cumin first. add the turmeric powder and stir.
4.Add the rice and moong dal. saute for a minute.
5.Add 4 to 4.5 cups water. season with salt.
stir and then pressure cook the khichdi for 5-6 whistles till both the rice and moong dal have reached a mashable consistency like a porridge.
6.When the pressure settles down, open the lid and check the moong dal khichdi.
if its too thick, then add some water and stir well.
7.Keep on sim or low flame to simmer the khichdi till you get the right consistency.
the consistency can be adjusted as per your choice by adding less or more water. some people prefer thick and some thin consistency.
8.Serve moong dal khichdi with a plain bowl of yogurt or raita or as u like
9.When serving khichdi you can add a 1 or 2 tsp of ghee in the serving bowls or plates and garnish with cucumber and tomato flowers.