Thursday, April 06, 2006

Dal Kichadi


Full fledged meal in a Single Dish. That is Dal Kichadi !
Rice+Dal +Vegetables+Spices = Carbos + Proteins + Fibre = Tasty Dal Kichadi.

Needed items are:
1. Basmati Rice ½ cup
2. Moong dal ½ cup (Or) Toor dal ½ cup
3. Green Chilli 1 slit
4. Cloves 3
5. Jeera ½ tsp
6. Mustard seeds ½ tsp
7. Curry leaves and Coriander leaves
8. Onion 1
9.Tomato 1
10.Garam Masala powder
11.Red Chilli powder
12.Dhania powder
13.Water 4 cups.
14.Ghee 2 tsp or any Cooking oil
15.Turmeric powder
16.Hing


Method :
1. Fry Rice and dal in a kadai for 3 minutes.
2. Wash and keep it aside.
3. In a Pressure cooker heat Ghee and season with Mustard seeds, Jeera and Cloves.
4. Adding Onion, Fry till transparent and add Tomato. Fry these well.
5. Add Green chilli, Garam Masala powder, Dhania powder, Red chilli powder, Turmeric and fry it for 2 minutes.
6. Add water. When the water is boiling , Add the Rice and Dal mixture and Hing.
7. Pressure cook till 3 to 4 whistles.
8. Mash well, Garnish with Coriander leaves and Curry leaves.
* Do you think this is yet another Rice dish? Try and you would taste a world of difference. *

Variants:-
1. Adding Ginger and Garlic paste.
2. Potato and Peas shall make a even Creamy Kichadi
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7 comments:

spicehut said...

Sounds yummy. Will try your version.

Menu Today said...

Hi Spicehut,
Do try and let me know.
Hope you will like it.

Anonymous said...

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sowmya said...

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Anna said...

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Asha said...

Looks great,I will definitly try this dish.It is a one dish meal and easy to prepare.
I don't know what this voting is for but I am voting for VCC 32 by Menu Today too!:))

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I prepared ur version of DalKichdi and am right now eating it and typing feedback ...indeed its a one dish meal and nonetheless tasty and easy to make. I instead of adding chilli pd and garam masala, added home-made sambar pd, and also added potato and green peas.
Thanks for the recipe!! Why don't u invent some more of such one dish meal..?? :))
Jay