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August 3, 2020

Kovil Puliyodharai Recipe –Temple Style Tamarind Rice

Kovil puliyodharai recipe
Making a perfect Kovil puliyodharai / Temple style tamarind rice must be the dream for many. Me too not an exception. Whenever we visit temples, I never forget to buy a pack of tamarind rice from temple’s prasadam stall. Sometimes my FIL buys an extra packet of puli sadam just for me. I love the flavor of puli sadham packed in banana leaf or served in donnai (hand pressed plantain leaf bowls). I have always wanted to recreate that taste in my kitchen and tried so many recipes titled temple style puliodharai but never satisfied with the result.
Recently I tried this kovil puliyodharai recipe from Royal Dakshin YouTube channel and was so happy with the outcome. I altered the quantity of ingredients as per my requirement and tried it. It tasted so close to the puli sadam served in Tamil nadu temples. I have tasted this kind of puliodharai in perumal koil madapalli and some other temples near Trichy, Kumbakonam. But one thing I observed is, this recipe needs some standing time for all the taste and flavor to blend well. Also if you store this tamarind rice in a bowl lined with banana leaf, it tastes exactly like kovil puliyodharai. Friends, do try this Tamilnadu temple style tamarind rice during this festival month and share your feedback with me. Lets see the making with step by step pictures and video !

Temple style puliyodharai

Temple style puliodharai / Kovil puliyodharai recipe


Temple style puliodharai / Kovil puliyodharai recipe

Tamil nadu temple style puliyodharai recipe with stepwise pictures.


Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Main course
Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes


INGREDIENTS

For Pulikachal Paste
  • Gingely oil - 3 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Chana dal - 1 tbsp
  • Roasted peanuts - 2 tbsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Red chilli - 2 ( pinched into 2)
  • Hing/ asafetida - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Jaggery - 1 tsp
  • Tamarind - Lemon size
  • Salt & water - as needed
For spice powder (Dry roast)
  • Coriander seeds - 1.5 tsp
  • Chana dal - 1.5 tsp
  • Urad dal - 3/4 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli - 4
  • Pepper corns - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Black or white sesame seeds - 2 tsp ( I used black ones)
  • Asafetida / Hing - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 5
For tamarind rice
  • Raw rice or steamed rice - 1 cup
  • Water - 2 cups for raw rice / 3 cups for steamed rice
  • Gingely oil - 1 tbsp + few drops for cooking rice
  • Curry leaves - Few ( to decorate)
  • Banana leaf - to store and serve the rice

HOW TO MAKE KOVIL PULIYODHARAI

  1. Heat a kadai and dry roast all the ingredients given under “For spice powder”.
  2. Cool down and grind to a fine powder. Set aside.
  3. Heat oil the kadai and splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, red chilli, roasted peanuts, curry leaves and hing.
  4. Add 1.5 cups of tamarind extract, required salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder, jaggery.
  5. Let it roll boil till oil floats on top and becomes semi thick paste.
  6. Lastly add 2 tsp of ground puliyodharai spice powder and boil for a minute.
  7. It thickens more and leaves oil on sides. Switch off the flame. Cool down and store in a box. 
  8. Pulikachal paste is ready. You can refrigerate and use up to 2 weeks. Store the remaining spice powder in an air tight box.
  9. To make Kovil puliyodharai, wash and pressure cook one cup of raw rice adding 2 cups of water and few drops of gingely oil.
  10. Spread the rice in a plate, cool down. Add the required tamarind rice paste and the spice powder. Mix well.Check for taste, add more if needed.
  11. Add little gingely oil, mix gently. Garnish with chopped curry leaves and cover the bowl with a banana leaf.
  12. Give a standing time of one or two hours. Serve and enjoy !

METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

  • Heat a kadai and dry roast all the ingredients given under “For spice powder”. Cool down and grind to a fine powder. Set aside. Soak lemon size tamarind in 1 cup warm water for 20 minutes. Take 1.5 cups extract. Keep it aside.
    Kovil puliyodharai recipe Kovil puliyodharai recipe
  • Heat oil in the same kadai. Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, red chilli, curry leaves, hing. Add 1.5 cups of tamarind extract, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, required salt and jaggery.
    Kovil puliyodharai recipe
  • Boil till the raw smell leaves and starts to leave the oil. When the paste becomes semi thick, add the ground spice powder. Mix till thick and leaves oil. Pulikachal / tamarind rice paste is ready.
    Kovil puliyodharai recipe
  • Switch off the flame. Cool down the paste completely and store in a clean box. Use a clean spoon to handle. Stays good for 2 weeks under refrigeration. Also store the remaining spice powder in a box.

  • To make temple style tamarind rice : Wash and pressure cook 1 cup of raw rice. Add 2 cups of water, few drops of oil and pressure cook in low flame for one whistle. Open the cooker after the steam is released. Spread the rice in a plate. Add 2 tsp of gingely oil. Cool down.

  • Add the required paste, 1 to 2 tsp of spice powder and mix gently to coat evenly. Add more gingely oil if required. Garnish with fresh curry leaves. Keep the rice in a bowl lined with banana leaf. Cover it with another banana leaf and give a standing time for an hour or two to enjoy the original temple style puliyodharai.
    Kovil puliyodharai recipe
    Enjoy !

Note

  • Adjust the quantity of red chillies used for grinding for more spicy taste.
  • Boil the tamarind paste till it leaves oil for best taste.
  • Mixing spice powder along with tamarind paste in the rice is the highlight of this puli sadam.
  • Do not hesitate to use more gingely oil. It gives nice flavor and also helps to pacify the body heat generated due to tamarind.
Kovil puliyodharai recipe

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July 22, 2020

Lettuce Dal Recipe - Indian Lettuce Recipes

lettuce dal recipe

Last week I bought a big bunch of iceberg lettuce leaves for my burger. After making burger, I had some lettuce leaves leftover in hand. When I was thinking about what can I make with lots of lettuce, I browsed for some Indian vegetarian lettuce recipes. I came across this lettuce dal recipe and lettuce stir fry /thoran in Kerala style. Though I was a bit hesitant about its raw smell, I din’t want to waste the leaves. So I made up my mind and tried this lettuce dal recipe for the first time. To my surprise, it came out very well. It was tasting more like cabbage dal, Infact better than that. I couldn’t find any raw smell at all. I was so happy with the result. Even Raksha and Sendhil liked it a lot. Friends, don’t worry if you have more lettuce leaves in hand. You can make this yummy and delicious, healthy Indian style Iceberg lettuce dal recipe. I am sure you will love it.

Lettuce Dal Recipe


Lettuce Dal Recipe

Indian style dal recipe using Iceberg lettuce leaves.


Cuisine: North Indian
Category: Side dish
Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes


INGREDIENTS

1 cup = 240ml
  • Toor dal - 1/4 cup
  • Moong dal - 1/4 cup
  • Iceberg lettuce leaves - 1 bunch (2 cups tightly packed)
  • Big onion - 1 (finely chopped)
  • Tomato - 2 (finely chopped)
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
  • Cooking oil – Few drops
  • Salt - as needed
  • Water - 2 cups
To Temper
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander seeds powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - to garnish

HOW TO MAKE LETTUCE DAL RECIPE

  1. Wash the lettuce leaves and chop it roughly.
  2. In a pressure cooker base, take toor dal, lettuce leaves, onion, tomato, ginger garlic paste.
  3. Add required water, drops of oil, salt, turmeric powder and hing.
  4. Pressure cook in low flame for 2 whistles. Mash it well.
  5. Temper cumin seeds in ghee. Lower the flame and add red chilli powder, dhania powder, garam masala powder and add to the dal.
  6. Mix well and boil for few minutes till thick. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  7. Enjoy with plain rice, papad and some curry !

METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

  • Wash the lettuce leaves. Chop it roughly. Wash and chop onion, tomato. Set aside. lettuce dal recipe
  • In a pressure cooker base, take the toor dal, moong dal, chopped lettuce leaves, onion, tomato, ginger garlic paste along with 2 cups of water, few drops of oil, turmeric powder and hing.
    lettuce dal recipe
  • Pressure cook in low flame for 2 whistles. Open the cooker after the steam is released. Mash it well.
  • Heat ghee in a kadai. Lower the flame completely.  Splutter the cumin seeds. Add red chilli powder, dhania powder and garam masala powder.
  • Add to dal. Mix well and roll boil for few minutes. Add little more water if needed and boil till it reaches desired consistency. Switch off the flame. Garnish with coriander leaves. lettuce dal recipe
  • Mix with plain rice and enjoy !!

Note

  • Adjust the quantity of chilli powder, dhania powder and garam masala powder based on your taste.
  • You can skip garam masala powder for variations.
  • You can also add a tsp of crushed kasoori methi for more flavor.
Friends, do try this Indian style lettuce dal recipe and share your feedback with me !
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July 5, 2020

Green Peas Masala Rice / Masala Pattani Sadam Recipe / Pattani Sadam

PEAS MASALA RICE
Peas masala rice / masala pattani sadam in Tamil was in my try list for long time. Last weekend when I ran short of vegetables, I had to try this. It came out so well. Flavor of this masala rice was wafting through my house. Sendhil and Raksha got tempted to eat by the smell. Its an easy, one pot meal that can be made directly in a pressure cooker.

It tastes more like tomato pulao. I am sure you will love it. To make it more healthy, you can add mixed vegetables or cauliflower, potato along with green peas. I used frozen green peas here. If you want to use dry peas, you have to soak in water overnight and pressure cook it along with rice. Ok, lets see how to make green peas masala rice with step by step pictures.

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green peas masala rice


MASALA PATTANI SADAM


Peas Masala Rice / Pattani Masala Sadam Recipe


Peas Masala Rice / Pattani Masala Sadam Recipe

Easy peas masala rice / Masala pattani sadam in a pressure cooker



Cuisine: Indian
Category: Main course
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 240ml
  • Basmati rice – 1 cup
  • Cooking oil - 2 tbsp
  • Bayleaf - 1
  • Black stone flower – 1 (Kalpasi)
  • Green peas – 1/4 cup ( Add 1/2 cup for more)
  • Big onion – 1
  • Green chilli – 1 ( small)
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 3/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Water – 1.5 cups
  • Salt - As needed
To grind
  • Tomato – 2
  • Grated Coconut – 2 tbsp
  • Cinnamon , Cloves – 1 each
  • Ginger – 1 inch
  • Garlic – 5 cloves
  • Fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Water – to make paste
HOW TO MAKE MASALA PATTANI SADAM
  1. Grind all the ingredients given under "To grind" to a smooth paste.
  2. Heat oil in a cooker base. Saute bay leaf and black stone flower.
  3. Add onion, green chilli, finely chopped mint and coriander leaves.
  4. Add the ground masala paste and saute till raw smell goes off.
  5. Add chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and mix well.
  6. Saute for a minute. Add green peas and mix well.
  7. Add water, salt and washed rice. Pressure cook in low flame for one whistle.
  8. Open the cooker after steam is released. Fluff the rice gently.
  9. Serve hot with onion raita !

METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash the tomato, chop into cubes. Add to mixie jar. Add cinnamon, cloves, fennel seeds, coconut, ginger, garlic to it. Grind to a smooth paste adding required water.
  • MASALA PATTANI SADAM

  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker base. Saute bay leaf and kalpasi. Add chopped onion, slitted green chilli, finely chopped mint and coriander leaves.
  • MASALA PATTANI SADAM

  • Add the ground masala paste and saute till raw smell goes off. Now add the turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and mix well. Add frozen or fresh green peas (If you use dry peas, soak in water overnight). Mix quickly
  • MASALA PATTANI SADAM

  • Add 1.5 cups of water for 1 cup of washed basmati rice. Add required salt. When the water comes to roll boil, add washed rice and mix well.
  • MASALA PATTANI SADAM
  • Keep the flame high till steam comes out. As soon as steam comes, lower the flame completely and put the weight valve.

  • Pressure cook for one whistle in very low flame. Open the cooker after the steam is released naturally. Fluff the rice gently and serve hot with onion raitha, chips !
  • MASALA PATTANI SADAM Enjoy !

Note

  • Adjust the quantity of chilli powder as per your taste.
  • In addition to green peas, you can also add cubed potato but flavor of the rice vary slightly.
  • Use basmati rice or jeeraga samba rice for best taste and flavor.
  • Do not skip any of the spices like cinnamon, cloves, fennel, bay leaf and kalpasi. Flavor will differ.

Friends, do try this easy and yummy masala green peas rice / masala pattani sadam and enjoy !

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June 30, 2020

Tomato kuzhambu For Rice, Idli, Dosa and Chapathi

Tomato kuzhambu for rice
This is my second version of tomato kuzhambu for rice. I have already shared a no onion, no garlic tomato kulambu for rice without tamarind. But this version is completely different from my first one.

 I followed this recipe from Madras samayal YouTube video. This one tastes more like kurma. It tastes great with rice, idli, dosa and even chapathi. Friends, do try this thakkali kuzhambu recipe. You will love it for sure. Now lets see how to make Tamil nadu style tomato kuzhambu recipe for idli, dosa, rice and chapathi with step by step pictures.
Tomato kuzhambu for rice


Tomato kuzhambu for idli dosa

Tomato Kuzhambu Recipe


Tomato Kuzhambu Recipe

Tomato kuzhambu recipe for rice, idli, dosa and chapathi



Cuisine: Indian
Category: Kuzhambu
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 240ml
  • Ripe tomato - 3
  • Big onion - 2 ( I used 2 medium sized onion)
  • Garlic cloves – 10 nos.
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Sambar powder - 2 tsp (adjust) OR Chilli powder + Dhania powder – 1 tsp each
  • Salt and water - as needed
To grind
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Water - to make paste
To Temper
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Cinnamon - 1 inch
  • Cloves - 2
  • Curry leaves - Few
HOW TO MAKE TOMATO KUZHAMBU
  1. Wash the tomato, onion. Chop it finely. Peel garlic.
  2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal.
  3. Add cinnamon, cloves and curry leaves. Add finely chopped onion, garlic cloves.
  4. Add tomato pieces and saute till mushy. Add salt to quicken the process.
  5. Add sambar powder, turmeric powder and saute for a minute.
  6. In a mixie jar, grind coconut, fennel seeds to a smooth paste.
  7. Add the paste to cooker. Add 1/2 cup to 1 cup water and mix well.
  8. Pressure cook in low flame for 1 whistle. Open the cooker after steam is released.
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice, idli, dosa, chapathi.
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash the tomato, onion. Chop finely. Peel garlic cloves.

  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker base. Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal and cumin seeds.
  • tomato kuzhambu recipe
  • Add cinnamon, cloves and curry leaves. Add finely chopped onion and garlic cloves. Saute till transparent.

  • Add finely chopped tomato, sambar powder or chilli powder + dhania powder and required salt. Saute till tomato turns mushy. In the mean time, grind coconut and fennel seeds to a smooth paste adding required water.
  • tomato kuzhambu recipe
  • Add the coconut paste to the mashed tomato. Mix well. Add 1/2 cup to 1 cup of water based on the consistency you like.

  • Close the cooker and keep the flame high. When the steam comes out, lower the flame completely and put the weight valve. Pressure cook in very low flame for one whistle. Open the cooker after the steam is released. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with rice, idli, dosa, chapathi and idiyappam !
    tomato kuzhambu recipe

Note

  • Adjust the quantity of sambar powder as per your taste.
  • Use ripe tomato for best taste.
  • If you use country tomato/ naatu thakkali, you may have to use more sambar powder.

Try this yummy tomato kuzhambu for rice, idli, dosa, chapathi and enjoy !
tomato kuzhambu recipe
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April 21, 2020

Appala Kulambu – Iyengar Appalam Kuzhambu Recipe

 
Last week when I was looking for kuzhambu without vegetables, I made this Iyengar style appala  kulambu for the first time. I never thought a vatha kuzhambu adding fried appalam / papad tastes so good. Its so easy to prepare and also stays good for 3 to 4 days in refrigerator.

Day by day, its taste and flavor got improved when I reheated and consumed it. I am sure this kuzhambu recipe without vegetable, coconut, onion, garlic would be helpful during this lockdown period. Use sesame oil / gingely oil / nalla ennai and fry the papad in oil for best taste.

 Ok friends, lets see how to make this no onion, no garlic, no vegetable, no coconut appala kulambu recipe with step by step pictures.

Appala Kulambu Recipe


Kheer / Payasam

Iyengar appala kuzhambu without any vegetables, onion, garlic and coconut.


Cuisine: Indian
Category: Side dish for rice
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes


INGREDIENTS
To saute in oil ( 1 cup = 240ml)
  • Sesame Oil - 3 tbsp
  • Appalam / Plain Papad - 3 ( small)
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
  • Methi seeds – 1/8 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Chana dal – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves - Few
  • Red chilli - 1 ( pinched into 2)  
  • Hing / Asafetida – a pinch
  • Tamarind – Big gooseberry size
  • Sambar powder – 1 tbsp ( add more based on taste)
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Jaggery – 1/2 tsp
  • Rice flour – 1 tsp
  • Water & Salt – as required
HOW TO MAKE APPALA KULAMBU
  1. Heat sesame oil in a kadai. Tear the papad into small pieces. Fry the papad in oil.
  2. Lower the flame and splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, methi seeds, cumin seeds and red chilli.
  3. Once the dal turns golden, lower the flame completely. Add turmeric powder, sambar powder, salt, hing and pinched curry leaves. 
  4. Saute quickly and add 1 cup of tamarind extract immediately.
  5. Add jaggery and boil the kulambu till raw smell leaves.
  6. Mix rice flour in little water without lumps.
  7. Add to the kuzhambu and boil till it becomes thick and oil starts to float on top.
  8. Switch off the flame. Serve with plain rice and enjoy !
HOW TO MAKE APPALA KULAMBU - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Soak tamarind in 1 cup warm water for 15 minutes and take the extract. Take the papad and tear it into small pieces. Heat sesame oil in a kadai and fry the papad pieces. 


  • Lower the flame and add the mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, methi seeds, pinched red chilli, hing and curry leaves.
  • Saute till dal turns golden brown. Lower the flame completely. Add sambar powder, turmeric powder. Mix quickly without burning. 
  • Add 1 cup of tamarind extract. Mix well, add required salt, jaggery. Boil till raw smell of tamarind goes off. If needed, add 1/2 cup more water. Check for taste and add more sambar powder if necessary.
  • Mix 1 tsp of rice flour in 1/4 cup water without lumps. Add to the kuzhambu and boil till it becomes thick and oil starts to float on top. 
  • Switch off the flame. Transfer to a bowl, serve with plain rice with any kootu as side dish.

Note

  • Adjust the quantity of sambar powder as per your taste. 
  • You can also fry the papad in oil separately and add to kulambu while boiling at the end.  

Friends, try this easy, yummy appala kulambu for rice and enjoy  !
 
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April 16, 2020

Masala Khichdi Recipe / Vegetable Dal Khichdi In Pressure Cooker





During this lockdown period, I prefer to make one pot meals for my weekend lunch. Last Sunday I made this masala khichdi with vegetables, rice, moong dal and spices easily in a pressure cooker instead of veg biryani. We all loved it very much. It was a tummy filling, healthy and tasty North Indian style lunch. Usually I make plain moong dal khichdi for Sendhil whenever he suffers from stomach upset problems for easy digestion.

This is the first time I made khichdi with vegetables and masala. Roasted papad, pickle and raita with onion or cucumber serves as the best side dish for this khichdi. So this recipe would be ideal for bachelors and working women as there is no grinding job and can be made easily in a pressure cooker. For variations, you can make this masala khichdi without vegetables, use toor dal instead of moong dal and modify it based on the ingredients available in your kitchen.

Also you can adjust the consistency of this khichdi slightly watery or thick as you like. Usually people use rice and water in the ratio of 1:4. You can use the same or add more water to adjust the consistency. Its a healthy wholesome meal for lunch or dinner. Friends, do try this yummy, easy masala vegetable khichdi. You will love it too ! Ok, lets check out this vegetable dal khichdi recipe with step by step pictures.

Vegetable masala khichdi

Masala khichdi Recipe / Vegetable Dal Khichdi Recipe in Pressure Cooker


Masala khichdi Recipe / Vegetable Dal Khichdi Recipe in Pressure Cooker

Vegetable masala khichdi with rice, moong dal, vegetables and biryani spices easily in a pressure cooker.



Cuisine: North Indian
Category: Main course
Serves: Serves 2 to 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 240ml
  • Raw rice or broken basmati rice - 1/2 cup
  • Yellow moong dal - 1/2 cup
  • Cooking oil / ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Cinnamon - 1 inch
  • Cloves - 2
  • Pepper corns - 5
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Hing - 1/4 tsp
  • Big onion - 1
  • Tomato - 2
  • Green chilli – 1 (slit)
  • Red chilli – 1
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
  • Carrot - 1
  • Beans - 10
  • Green peas - a handful
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Coriander leaves - to garnish
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp ( Add before serving)
HOW TO MAKE MASALA KHICHDI
  1. Wash the rice, moong dal and set aside. You can soak it for 15 minutes if you wish.
  2. Wash and chop the vegetables into small cubes. Set aside.
  3. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker. Saute cinnamon, cloves, cumin seeds, hing, pepper corns.
  4. Saute red chilli, green chilli and onion till transparent. 
  5. Add ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell goes off. 
  6. Now add tomato and saute till mushy.
  7. Add turmeric, chilli powder and required salt. Mix well.
  8. Lastly add the chopped vegetables, mix quickly. 
  9. Add garam masala powder. Mix quickly. Add  rice and moong dal.
  10. Mix well. Add 4 to 5 cups of water, chopped coriander leaves.
  11.  Pressure cook in low flame for 2 whistles. Open the lid after steam is released.
  12. Mash well. Top it with ghee and serve hot with roasted papad, raita , pickle !
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash the rice and moong dal separately and soak for 15 minutes. In the mean time, chop the vegetables, onion and tomato.

  • Heat ghee in a pressure cooker. Saute cinnamon, cloves. Add cumin seeds, hing, pepper corns and splutter.

  • Add a red chilli, green chilli, chopped onion and saute till onion becomes transparent. Add ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell leaves.

  • Add chopped tomato and saute till mushy. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt.
  • masala khichdi
  • Lastly add the chopped vegetables, Mix well. Add garam masala powder and mix well. Add 4 to 5 cups of water,  chopped coriander leaves and mix well.  Check for taste, add more salt or spice powders if required. Close the cooker with lid. Keep the flame high till steam comes out. Put the weight valve and lower the flame completely. Pressure cook in very low flame for one or two whistles.
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  • Open the cooker after the steam is released. Mash the cooked rice, dal along with vegetables. Add 1/2 to 1 cup more hot water if the khichdi is too thick. Adjust salt accordingly. Top  it with ghee and serve hot with roasted papad, raitha or pickle as side dish. Enjoy !masala khichdi

Note

  • Rice + dal and water ratio is 1:4. But you can add 1:5 based on the consistency you like.
  • Adjust the quantity of chilli powder, dhania powder and chillies as per your taste.
  • You can skip garam masala powder. Its completely optional. But adding it gives a nice flavor.
  • Don’t forget to add ghee at the end before serving. It adds a nice flavor and taste to the khichdi.
  • Temper cumin seeds, hing in 1 tbsp ghee. Switch off the flame. Add 1/4 tsp of red chilli powder in hot ghee and pour over the khichdi. This step is optional. 
Try this easy, yummy one pot masala khichdi and enjoy !
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