Khichdi is a very popular Indian dish and specially associated with Makar Sankranti. It is customary to eat this dish on this occasion. Otherwise, Saturday is supposed to be Khichdi day. It is very easy to digest hence it is a favorite with people having upset stomach. Khichdi can be made in many different ways using different kinds of dal(lentil) and with or without vegetables. Here we give the recipe of Masala(spicy) Khichdi with peas and cauliflower.
Ingredients (for 4 servings):
Rice 2 cups, moong dal half cup, green peas 250gm, cauliflower 1 small piece, chopped onion 1, 2 big spoon oil , Cumin (jeera) 1 spoon, garlic 3-4 pcs chopped, garlic paste 1 spoon. ginger paste 1 spoon, haldi (turmeric powder) half spoon, red chili powder to taste, coriander powder 1 spoon, cumin powder 1 spoon, black pepper powder 1 spoon, 1 spoon ghee, salt to taste.
Heat 2 big spoon oil in a kadai, add jeera (Cumin)1 spoon, garlic 3-4 pcs chopped, chopped onion and fry till it is light brown. Then add cauliflower pieces, garlic paste and ginger paste and sauté then add haldi powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, black pepper powder, salt and sauté the mixture. Then add lightly ground peas and sauté the mixture. After it is well cooked add rice and dal and sauté, then add 1 spoon ghee and salt and thereafter add water about 6-7 cups, cover and allow to cook till rice is boiled n cooked. The Khichdi can be of thickness as desired by you. Some like it dry, some dry and some wet.
The delicious Indian dish Masala Khichdi is ready to serve. Generally it is had with ghee, Papad, pickle, curd and potato or brinjal bharta.