How to make Dal Khichdi - Arrabiata sauce makes a wonderful difference to this simple dal khichdi.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Secret Recipe.

Main Ingredients : Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal) (मूंगदाल धुली), Basmati rice (बासमती चावल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

Dal Khichdi

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

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Dal Khichdi
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Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Dal Khichdi Recipe

  • Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal) 1/2 cup

  • Basmati rice soaked 1 cup

  • Clarified butter 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 15-20

  • Onion chopped 1 medium

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Green chillies chopped 3-4

  • Arrabiata sauce 3 tablespoons

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Bay leaves 3

Method

Step 1

Heat ghee in a pressure cooker,add cumin seeds, curry leaves and onion and sauté till lightly browned.Add ginger, garlic, green chillies and sauté till fragrant.

Step 2

Add rice and moong dal and mix. Add Arrabiata sauce and mix well.

Step 3

Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt and bay leaves. Add 4 cups water and mix well.Close the lid and cook till 4 whistles are given out.

Step 4

Open the lid when pressure reduces completely and serve hot.

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