Khichdi and Kadhi/One pot meal Recipe

This is the comfort food of most Indians. Throughout India it is known by different names, though the basic ingredients remain the same. Khichdi is a one pot meal of Rice and Green gram dal with seasoning and is enjoyed with either Yoghurt , Kadhi or Avial. Posting a Khichdi with Kadhi today.

Khichdi

Ingredients :

  • 125 gms Rice
  • 125 gms Moong dal/Green gram dal
  • A large pinch of Haldi/turmeric powder
  • Salt
  • 2 tbsps Ghee/clarified butter
  • 1 tsp Jeera/Cumin seeds
  • 1tsp Pepper corns
  • 3 sprigs curry leaves

Method :
Wash the rice and moong dal and keep them aside in a pan. Heat 2 tbsps ghee and add a spoon of jeera and a spoon of pepper corns. After they splutter drop in 3 sprigs of curry leaves. Tip it into the rice and moong dal. Add 4 glasses of boiling water, salt and haldi. Cover and cook till done. Drizzle with 2 tbsps of Ghee.

Kadhi

Ingredients :

  • 2 tbsps Besan/Chickpea flour
  • 1 glass thick curd
  • 3 green chillies finely chopped
  • 2 inch piece of ginger grated
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • A large pinch of Haldi/Turmeric
  • Coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp Jeera /Cumin seeds
  • 2 Cloves
  • A pinch of Hing/ asafoetida
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • 2 tbsps Ghee/clarified butter

Method :

Mix the besan in a little water and add it to the curds. Add two glasses of water and churn the curds. Drop in the green chillies, ginger, haldi, sugar and salt and boil well. Heat 2 tbsps of ghee. Add a spoon of jeera, a couple of cloves and after they splutter a pinch of hing and two sprigs curry leaves. Boil well. Remove from heat and garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve the Khichdi with a tsp of ghee and Kadhi.

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