Thursday

Khichdi – Lentil Rice – Sattvic Comfort Food

Recipe: Rice and lentils cooked in mild spices !

khichdi 
     An another sattvic recipe from my Sattvic Tuesday. Most of the times, our Tuesday dinners are very very  simple and you’ll see I haven’t posted lot of sattvic recipes in recent weeks. But now I am thinking, however simple the recipe is, I should probably post them on the blog. So this  khichdi a popular dish in India made with rice, lentil is a comfort food for lot of people and also a traditional one on some occasions.  The name khichri means mish-mash, is cooked until rice and lentil are combined into one and has a mushy texture to the dish. It is also commonly served as baby food (without spices) and when someone is sick !
      For me this is most often part of the sattvic diet, also the best part of it being a one pot dish ! I’ve used whole spices for tempering, spices which are milder and one can use black pepper or other rajasic spices in very  less amounts to counter the effects of other food types(tamasic) and does not include garlic/onions.Once served, add a dollop of ghee and its will taste amazing !!!!

Ingredients:
1 cup rice
1 cup red lentils (masoor)
1 cup veggies (optional
2 tbsp oil/ghee
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp black peppers
5 green cardamoms
4 cloves
2 in cinnamon
5 –6 curry leaves
1/8 tsp turmeric
salt to taste
ghee to garnish

Preparation Method:
1. Heat oil/ghee in a deep vessel. Add the mustard seeds, as they splutter, add cumin seeds, curry leaves and all the other spices.
2. Add the washed rice and lentil and stir for couple of minutes. Add veggies if preferred.
3. Add 4 – 5 cups of water and bring to boil. Add salt, turmeric and let it simmer until the rice, lentils are cooked.
4. Once done it should be mushy, so add water if needed.
5. Add a dollop of ghee while serving. (also added some crushed roasted groundnuts)

khichdi (2)

Preparation Time: 30 – 40 mins
Serves: 2 - 4

28 comments:

Asha said...

Imade it last week, looks so good. I want to try your style Kichadi. Love the color.

Gulmohar said...

So comforting and wholesome...:-)

Nostalgia said...

Awesome..easy on the stomach and eye candy. Wonderful!

kothiyavunu said...

Wow.. this is really a tasty dish. :) Looks so inviting!!

Priya said...

Such a comforting food..looks soo delicious..

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Simple & delicious, comfort food.

Rachana Kothari said...

Healthy and nutritious khichadi:) Wonderful:)

Silpa said...

colorful n healthy khichadi..

shahana said...

I havent tried kichadi before.Sounds easy as well as healthy.
will definetly try soon.

PJ said...

Such a comfort food this is.. and yes totally like your name of sattvik-khichadi! nice healthy and delicious recipe :)

Bong Mom said...

My Mom makes a simple satwik khichdi on Fridays, her fast days, I wasn't fond of it but am now a convert.
This looks very nice

Kanchan said...

Oh .. you have used Masoor Dal I normally use Moong one, but I guess it remains the same :)

Liked your version , will try this one soon.

Tina said...

Comfort and healthy food...

Sarah Naveen said...

Awesome click..Looks superb dea..!!! Wish to have some..

Pari said...

I always make this when stomach's upset. I like the garlic phodni on top.

Deepa G Joshi said...

had it 2 days back, but with moong dal, masoor daal is something new to me..I agree with you abt posting simple recipes. I feel at times you might find a bit difficult recipes easily on the web but not the simple ones..nice clicks.love to have with ghee and some lemon achar....

Joanne said...

yes please include even the most simple of dishes! It is these that we all crave the most! The spice mix in here looks fantastic.

Sushma Mallya said...

just so simple and so delicious too

prasu said...

wow...........sure a comfort food dear......ur kichidi looks absolutely delicious....we generally do with moong dal and next time will sure try with masoor and let u know the outcome.

Spice said...

Khichri looks good....to me as an Indian it's not only comfort food with side of aachar & papad but also easy one pot dish for busy days...

SE said...

hey all..thanks for stopping by...yes khichdi is commonly prepared using moong dal, however i prefer using masoor daal...

tasteofbeirut said...

We have a similar dish in Lebanon made with brown lentils; I love the mix of spices in this dish, I can't wait to try it next time!

kitchen queen said...

simple delicious and healthy khichadi.

Siddhi S said...

wow Se nice, healthy n tasty khichdi...nice spice combo...gud clicks

simplyfood said...

This is one dish I always prepare after we have had too much rich food the day before.

Jhonny walker said...

My fave food...honestly :)

Ms.Chitchat said...

Loved ur version.Very comforting dish.

Chitchat
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Pierre said...

hi denufood your dish has a beautiful colour !! need to try it !! cheers from Paris Pierre

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