Handi khichdi

Posted on June 24, 2009. Filed under: Chawal/rice/pulao/biryani | Tags: , , |

Serve this delicious khichadi steaming hot in an earthen pot.

Cooking Time : 30 min.
Preparation Time : 30 min.

Serves 6.

To be ground into a paste
1 onion
6 green chillies
25 mm. (1″) piece ginger
2 cardamoms
1 teaspoon lemon juice
3 tablespoons chopped coriander
6 cloves garlic
1 1/2 teacups rice
1 1/2 teacups papadi beans (leelva)
1 1/2 teacups Gujrati kadhi
3 sticks cinnamon
3 cloves
2 bay leaves
3 tablespoons ghee
salt to taste
1. Heat the ghee and fry the cinnamon, cloves and bay leaves for a few seconds.
2. Add the paste and fry for 2 minutes.
3. Add the rice and beans and cook for 2 minutes
4. Add 4 teacups of hot water and salt and pour the mixture into an earthen pot (or a big bowl).
5. Cover and cook in a hot oven at 200 degree C (400 degree F) for 20 minutes.
6. When the rice is cooked, pour the kadhi over it.
7. Cover and bake again at 200 degree C (400 degree F) for 5 minutes.
8. Serve hot.

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