The spice powder makes the khichdi more like pulao or biryani and as this khichdi supposed to have separated rice and lentil grains.Usually the khichdi is served with begun bhajja and fish curry.I wanted to serve it with begun bhajja.So after I finished cooking khichdi,I was about to make begun bhajja but could not ind the eggplant in the refrigerator.I knew I surely bought the big eggplant to pair wit the khichdi but where it was.After searching for a couple of minutes I had to change the begun bhajja with aloo bhajja. They tasted great with khichdi but I could not get what I had in my mind.
Next day afternoon when I was making lunch or us guess what I found that same sneaky eggplant ,it was in the top shelve behind a box of chocolate.Silly me ,I should have looked carefully but I guess I was in too hurry as i khichdi would be cold it might become sticky and lost the texture that I needed.Well that’s a common story for being a food blogger.I am sure many of you agree with me on this.
Blogging Marathon#63 Day 2
1 cup rice
1/2 cup split moong dal/dhuli moong dal
1/4 cup peas
1 big potato,cubed
1/2 cup onion-ginger paste
2 green chillies,cut in slits
salt to taste
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 tablespoon raisins
2 tablespoon cashew nuts
2 tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon ghee/clarified butter
1 bay leave
1 cinnamon stick
1 dry red chilli
4 cinnamon sticks
3 dre yred chilli
2 teaspoon coriander seeds
1 tablespoon panch phoran
Dry roast the ingredients for masala.Cool and grind in coffee grinder or food processor to make a powder.Set aside.
Wash and drain rice.Dry roast the moong dal in a pan until light golden in color.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add the whole spices.Stir and add onion ginger paste.
Saute the onions ,stiriing ocassionaly until light brown in color.
Now add peas, potatoes ,turmeric powder,salt and the ground masala.Mix weel.
Add rice ,moong dal and 2 cups of water.Stir and add a tablespoon of ghee.
Cover the lid and cook for one whistle.
Let the pressure release and open the lid of cooker.
Serve hot with begun bhajja or any other side dish.
Serve-3 Cooking time-20 minutes
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