How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.
Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal) 1/2 cup
Yogurt as required
Heat ghee in a pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds, black peppercorns, cinnamon, cloves, dry red chillies, asafoetida and curry leaves and stir. Add red rice and stir to mix well. Add two and a half cups of water, green chillies and salt.
Let the water come to a boil. Add potatoes and moong dal and stir. Cover the cooker with the lid and cook till two to three whistles. Lower the heat and cook for fifteen minutes. Do not open the lid immediately. Wait for five to ten minutes. Serve the khichdi hot preferably with yogurt.
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