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Dal Khichdi in Microwave

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Dal Khichdi in Microwave

By IFB | September 15, 2020

Light at the stomach, Dal Khichdi is an extremely healthy dish and a great blend of protein and carbohydrates.

Preparation time: 30 min

Cooking time: 36 min

Servings: 4 nos

Ingredients:

  • 30 gm leftover veggies or any sukhi sabji
  • ½ cup moong dal (split and husked moong lentils)
  • ½ cup rice - you can add any rice, regular short or medium grained rice or even basmati
  • 1 small to medium sized onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium sized tomato, chopped
  • ½ inch ginger, finely chopped or grated
  • 1 small green chilli, chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 small green mirch, chopped
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • 3.5 cups water, for a more thin consistency
  • 1.5 tbsp oil or ghee
  • Salt to taste

Preparation:

1. Rinse and wash moong lentils and rice together.

2. Soak both for 30 min in water.

Making Khichidi:

1. Put 2 tbsp ghee or oil in a microwaveable bowl, add cumin and heat for 2 min at 100% micropower level. When cumin splutters, add onions; heat for 2 min at 100% micropower level.

2. Once onions are translucent, add tomatoes, green chilli and ginger; heat for 2 min at 100% micropower level.

3. Add turmeric powder and asafoetida; heat for 2 min at 100% micropower level. Saute till the tomatoes soften.

4. Add the subji or leftover veggies and heat for 2 min at 100% micropower level.

5. Drain the rice and moong lentils; add them to the above mixture.

6. Stir for a minute. Pour with water and season with salt. Heat this mixture for 26 min at 100% micropower level.

7. Once cooked, top it with ghee while serving.

8. Serve Dal Khichdi hot with curd and accompanying salad.

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