Moong dal khichdi

Posted on June 24, 2009. Filed under: Chawal/rice/pulao/biryani, INFANY - five to six months | Tags: , , |

Rice and dal cooked together with peppercorns and flavoured with ghee.

Cooking Time : 25 min.
Preparation Time : A few min.

Serves 4 to 6.

Ingredients
1 cup split yellow gram (yellow moong dal)
1 cup rice
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
10 whole peppercorns
2 tablespoons ghee
salt to taste
Method
1. Wash and soak the moong dal and rice together. Drain.
2. In a bowl, mix the dal and rice with the turmeric powder, peppercorns, 4 1/2 cups of water and salt.
3. Pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles and set aside for 20 minutes till the steam has been released.
4. Remove from the pressure cooker, add the ghee and mix well.
5. Serve hot with kadhi and papad.
Tips
If you do not add the peppercorns, it is ideal for small children as also convalescents.
VARIATION : GREEN MOONG DAL KHICHDI
Use split green gram (green moong dal) instead of the yellow moong dal & use 2 cloves instead of the peppercorns.
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