Masala Dhuli Moong Dal Khichdi
Masala Dhuli MoongDal Khichdi is a delicious combination of the split and washed moong dal, rice and tomatoes cooked in with mildly spice masala powders and topped with a dollop of ghee is a match made in heaven.
Every family has different rituals to follow on Makar Sankranti and is celebrated with joyful colours, kites flying, bonfires and tremendous feasts. Back in India along with making khichdi we would donate some kilograms of uncooked dal and rice in temples and to the customary holy man coming to each house on Sankranti day.
This is the khichdi that I made on Sankranti for my family. Normally, I would make plain moong chilka dal khichdi but I ran out of it so had to make this one with dhuli moong dal. As this one is not a regular at my home added some spices and tomatoes so the family would eat it without any fuss.
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A delicious combination of the split green gram, rice and tomatoes in mildly spiced masala powders and topped with a dollop of ghee is a match made in heaven.
- 1 1/2 cups split yellow moong dal
- 1/2 cup rice
- 1 big or two medium tomatoes, chopped
- 1 green chilli, chopped
- 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- a pinch aseftida
- few curry leaves
- 2-3 dried whole red chilli
- 2 tablespoon oil or ghee
- 4-5 cups water or as required
- salt to taste
- 1 teaspoon coriander powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin powder
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
Wash and soak dal and rice in enough water for about 30minutes. Drain and set aside.
Heat oil or ghee in a pressure cooker and add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, asafetida, whole red chilli and curry leaves.
Stir and add tomatoes and red chilli. Saute for few minutes and then add the spices and salt.
Once tomatoes are soft add drained dal and rice into the cooker, stir and add water.
Cook for about 3 to 4 whistles. Let the pressure release itself before opening the cooker.
Serve hot with a dollop of ghee, pickle and chutney.
You may add seasonal vegetables to make it healthy and more delicious.
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