Thursday, January 22, 2009


(steamed rice and lentils)


Rice - 1 cup

Yellow lentils (arhar/tuvar dal) - 1 cup

Turmeric – 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Water as required

For seasoning

Onion (chopped) - 1, small

Garlic (chopped) - 4 to 5 cloves

Green/red chillies - 2

Cumin - ½ tsp

Dried Methi leaves (optional) - 1 tsp

Clarified butter (ghee) - 1 tbsp


· Soak rice and lentil for half an hour.

· In a pressure cooker add the soaked rice, lentil, turmeric, salt and sufficient water to cook it.

For seasoning

· Heat clarified butter. Add cumin .When it starts to crackle, add chopped onions. Sauté till they turn pink.

· Add chopped garlic and green/red chillies. Sauté till light brown. Switch off gas and add dried methi leaves.

· Pour on the prepared khichdi and serve.

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