Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Vegetable Khichdi & Curry

Finally!!! Finally!!! Finally!!!

Today I felt exactly the same when India won the World Cup in 2011 :) :) :) After marriage, probably (Not Exaggerating at all) I have made around 8 times Khichdi but every time it was a big time failure :( :(

I used to ask my both MOMs for the measurements but I just don't where I screwed up all the time! This time, what we say! Nailed it :) :)

A big thanks to Reem Khan whose recipe I have followed and barring Onions/Potatoes/Garlic :) A Jain Version of Khichdi following Ms. Khan's Recipe.  Most important ingredient in Khichdi is 'Water Measurement along with Rice & Daal'.

Let's quickly looks at Ingredients:

  • 1 cup - Rice
  • 3/4 cup - Moong Daal (Yellow)
Spices & Vegetable Ingredients:
  • 2 Handful of Green Peas ( I used frozen)
  • 1 chopped carrot
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 4-5 cloves
  • 1 tsp - Mustard Seeds (Rai)
  • 1 tsp - Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • 1/2 tsp - Turmeric Powder
  • Red chilly powder (as per your taste)
  • Coriander Powder (As per your taste)
  • Ginger Paste
  • 1 tbsp - Sugar (optional)
  • Salt as per the taste
  • 1 tbsp Ghee 
  • 1 tbsp - Oil

Soak Rice & Daal in 3 1/2 cups of Water. Very Important - Water level :)

  • Heat Oil & Ghee in Cooker
  • Add Rai & Jeera, let it simmer. 
  • Add the Hing and immediately add the whole spices (Cloves, Cinnamon sticks)
  • Now add Green Peas & Carrot. Stir and let it saute for 2 minutes 
  • Now add Turmeric powder, red chilly powder and coriander powder
  • Add salt and sugar. Saute for 2 minutes while stirring in between. 
  • Now add the soaked Moong Dal & Rice with same water. 
  • Let it boil and cover it with lid
  • First pressure on High Flame 
  • Then low down the flame and let it cook 8-10 minutes. And then 2nd whistle. 
  • Switch off the gas 
  • Let it cool down on its own. 
  • Serve hot with the Curry :) :) :) :) 
We had this Khichdi and for the first time ever in 2 years we finish the whole khichdi as well as curry :) :) :) Happy Endings!!!


I do not have the exact measurement but yet sharing the recipe on how make it :) :) But I am sure you all must be making it on regular basis. 

  • Plain White Curd/Yogurt
  • Chickpea Flour/Besan
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Sugar
Whisk all the above ingredients together making sure of no lumps in the mixture. Let it get boil while stirring in between.

  • Oil & Ghee 
  • Mustard Seeds (Rai)
  • Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • Cinnamon Sticks (2)
  • 4-5 cloves 
  • 3-4 Green Cardamom 
  • Methi Seeds 
  • Curry leaves 
  • Slit Green Chillies 
  • Ginger Paste 
Heat the Ghee & Oil, add all the above spices one by one. Let it saute for 30 seconds - 1 minute. Pour the temper into curry and give a good stir. 

Low down the flame and let it get saute for 10-15 minutes. Garnish it with Coriander/Cilantro leaves. 

Happy Cooking :) 

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