Monday, May 17, 2010

Mili Juli Dal aur Sabziyon Ki Masala Khichdi - मिली जुली दाल और सब्जिओं की मसाला खिचड़ी (Mixed Lentil and Veggie Rice)

Hello friends,


A complete meal and a family favorite. When I made it over the weekend, my husband complained that I started making it less frequently than I should. So, it has to be done more often now. We used to eat it every Sunday without fail.


This is what many of you may call as one-pot-meal. It has everything that one would eat at lunch/dinner except fruits or deserts :)


I like to use a pressure cooker for this though this can be made in an open pot with a lid, but that consumes more energy and takes longer time. Another thing I want to mention is that my mom makes a slightly different version of this in which she likes to dry roast all dals before cooking them. That has it's own wonderful taste. Feel free to try both versions. I just get too lazy to dry roast the dals. This recipe takes me about 30 minutes from start to finish, including prep time.


Mili Juli Dal aur Sabziyon Ki Masala Khichdi - मिली जुली दाल और सब्जिओं की मसाला खिचड़ी (Mixed Lentil and Veggie Rice)


Ingredients
Toor/Arhar Dal - 1/4 cup
Chana Dal - 1/4 cup
Masoor Dal - 1/4 cup
Moong Dal - 1/3 cup
White Rice - 1 cup
Adrakh (Ginger) - 1 tbsp grated (grated really works well for this recipe, though feel free to add finely chopped as well)
Hari Mirch (Green Chillies) - 2-3 (I used 1 tsp red chilli powder instead as my husband and son don't like when chillies come in their bites)
Mix veggies - 1 cup (I use frozen mix of peas, carrots, corn and green beens)
Onion - 1 cup thinly sliced
Tomatoes - 1 cup sliced or chopped, as you like
Water - 8 cups
Masalas
Haldi (Turmeric Powder) - 1 tsp
Lal Mirch (Red Chilli) Powder - 1 tsp (only if you are not using green chillies)
Dhaniya (Coriander) Powder - 1 tsp
Jeera (Cumin) Powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Salt - as per taste
Tempering
Oil - 1 tbsp
Jeera (Cumin Seeds) - 1/2 tsp
Rai (Mustard Seeds) - 1/2 tsp
Saunf (Fennel Seeds) - 1/2 tsp
Methi (Fenugreek Seeds) - 1/4 tsp
Kalaunji (Nigella Seeds) - 1/2 tsp
Tej Patta (Bay Leaves) - 2-3
Dalchini - 2 one inch pieces
Badi Ilaichi (Black Cardamoms) - 1
Laung (Cloves) - 4-5
Preparation

  • Wash and soak rice and dal together or seperately (it doesn't matter, I mix and wash and soak them).
  • Take a pressure cooker and add oil to it.
  • Add everything under tempering and let the seeds splutter and nice aroma of whole masalas start coming out.
  • Add grated ginger and hari mirch to it and let it fry for 30 seconds.
  • Add onions and fry till they become translucent.
  • Add all washed and cut veggies and fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and all the masalas and fry for another 2 minutes.
  • Add washed rice and dal, mix well and fry for another 2 minutes.
  • Add water to the cooker, mix well and cover and let it cook for 15-20 minutes (depending on how soft you like your khichdi to be)
  • Once you switch off the gas, let the cooker cool down completely and then open the lid.
  • Remove the whole spices (laung, badi ilaichi and dalchini) and tej patta from the khichdi, if you do not like that to come in your spoon when eating.
  • At this step, you can either choose to add ghee here before serving to the entire khichdi (use the quantity based on your preference) or reserve it while serving.

Serving
Serve it with a dollop of ghee and with dahi, papad and/or pickle. I sometimes like to eat it without anything as it is yummy just like that.


I am sending this to MLLA # 23 event of Susan.


38 comments:

GayathriRaj said...

hey thats so nice one....liked it a lot...

Kanchan said...

Even I prepare this regularly .. but its most of the time weekday lazy dinner .. easy n quite filling !

Priti said...

I too posted khichdi in my blog...this looks yum

The Housewife said...

I love khichidis of all kinds and this one looks so delicious! You're right.. this is a fabulous one pot meal!

Shama Nagarajan said...

i too make this very often....healthy choice dear

Priya said...

Very comforting food, would like with a chips and lemon pickle..mouthwatering here..

Aruna Manikandan said...

Hmmm.. I love this rice :-)
Looks perfect dear :-)

Yummy Team said...

Love this healthy and tasty khichdi..

Sushma Mallya said...

Simple and delicious meal...

SathyaSridhar said...

Priya, kichdi looks perfect lot of veggies n dals rich in protein packed food dear,,complete meal..

J said...

yummy..mouthwatering..pic looks gr8

Life is beautiful!!! said...

If I have to say about it in a single word....PERFECT!!!! :)

Suja Sugathan said...

This looks yummy...healty and easy recipe..thanks for sharing dear.

Niloufer Riyaz said...

looks colourful n yummy, Can I have that

Panchpakwan said...

This rice looks very healthy and filling.

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

yummy khichadi.luks gr8!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

yummy khichadi.luks gr8!

sowmya's creative saga said...

i love khichdi...comfort food..

Suman said...

WOW...that looks so appetizing...love to have some now...yum yum ...

shriya said...

Very nice recipe. Yummy and must be delicious...

shriya said...

Very nice recipe. Yummy and must be delicious...

Mriganayani said...

Oh wow..this is such classic comfort food. On days when I'm tired - this is what I'd like to chow down. And I love the circle fryums at the background - perfect to go with this! Love it!

PJ said...

We prepare something similar to this in South India called-sambar sadham and its the best for lazy and busy days.Its definitely nutrient packed.I will try your version too

SS said...

i loved the name and khichdi ..:)

Gulmohar said...

One potmeal...love this..my hubby's fav

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Very healthy and yummy one- pot meal, this is my favorite too...

Rajee said...

Lovely meal. Reminds me of sambar baath :-)

simply.food said...

A lovely hearty recipe looks wonderful and so nice with curd.

R said...

this khichadi is a staple at our house :)) ur version looks super delicious, will try it next time!

Preeti Kashyap said...

this is such a comfort food...yummmmm!

SS said...

Looks delicious! Cute name - Mili-juli! :D

BangaloreBaker said...

Priya, This rice looks absolutely stunning. This is something I would like to try. To answer your question, yes it has fruit avocado and whole wheat flour. I'll check your event details and send it. Thanks for letting me know.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

It is so good to know that Khichdi is loved by all equally. The best comfort food you can have on a gloomy or even a cold day.

Sailaja said...

This is my comfort food :). Yummy

Kiran said...

Nice and healthy kichadi.Surely roasted daals give more flavour.Love the title of the dish.

Pavithra said...

Hopefully first time to your space.. really enjoyed browsing thru all ur recipes.. awesome collection and wonderful space u have.. will be back often here and I am following u.

Pavithra
www.dishesfrommykitchen.com

Susan said...

Lovely, richly spiced dish, Priya. Do I see lotus roots in upper right of your photo, or am I mistaken? They look good, whatever they are.

Thanks so much for joining in MLLA 23!

Gita Jaishankar said...

Wow this kichdi looks totally delicious...love the combination of different dhals and veggies...I am going to try this :)

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