Khichdi With Fresh Spices Recipe
Try this delicious and comforting Khichdi flavoured with whole spices, green chillies and ginger for lunch or dinner. Serve the Khichdi, topped with some ghee, raita and a crispy papad and enjoy.
To many, the humble khichdi or khichri or Khechudi, evokes a medley of emotions, by the mere mention of the name, one either loves or hates it. Almost every state in India has its own name for Khichdi.
Ayurveda, the Indian wisdom of medicine, also recommends Khichdi for all body types as a cleansing regimen. Khichdi is fed to infants to introduce them to adult food as it is soft, easily digested, and has no spices. The khichdi refers to a nutritionally balanced stew of rice and pulses, usually made with high quality grains, easily digestible lentils, fresh vegetables, exquisite spicing and homemade ghee, making it adequate, luscious and comforting.
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- 1 cup Rice
- 1/2 cup Yellow Moong Dal (Split)
- 3 cups Water
- 1 tablespoon Ghee
- 1 Bay leaf (tej patta)
- 2 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
- 1/2 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
- 1-2 Dry Red Chilli
- 1/4 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
- 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
- 1 tablespoon Ginger , grated
- 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- Salt , as per taste For garnishing
- Coriander (Dhania) Leaves
- Green Chillies
- Lime Wedges , Lime wedges
How to make Khichdi With Fresh Spices Recipe
To begin making Khichdi with Fresh Spices Recipe, first rinse and wash rice and the lentils together. Soak them for about 30 minutes in water.
Heat 1 tablespoon ghee in a pressure cooker and add cumin seeds. When it starts to sputter add bay leaf, dry red chillies, green cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and asafoetida.
Saute for 10 to 15 seconds and add the drained rice and moong dal to the pressure cooker and saute for a minute.
Pour 3 cups of water into the pressure cooker, turmeric powder and salt to taste. Close the lid tightly and pressure cook the khichdi on a medium heat till the cooker releases a whistle. Once the whistle comes, turn the flame to low and cook for 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes turn off the heat and wait till the pressure is released naturally and open the lid. Transfer the Khichdi with Fresh Spices into a serving bowl.
Add ghee on top if you like and garnish the Khichdi with Fresh Spices with coriander leaves, green chillies and a wedge of lemon and serve hot.