Khichdi is a delicious, gluten free meal.This is an economical,complete protein food,a staple food for most of the Indians.I love to eat khichdi at least twice a week,but again I want variation in my khichdi and off course it have to be tasty.This one is full of Protein,Calcium,Iron,dietary fiber, protein,Vitamin C,Calcium,Magnesium,Phosphorus and Potassium. This delicacy is for the truly health conscious and busy person like all of you ma friends:)))))))

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  • Yields: serves 3-4 person
  • 1 cup kolam rice
  • 1 tablespoon split pigeon pea
  • 1 tablespoon split yellow gram
  • 1 tablespoon split green gram
  • 1 tablespoon split bengal gram
  • For Tempering:
  • 2 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter)(vegans can use oil)
  • 1 teaspoon flax seeds
  • 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds
  • 4-5 teaspoon whole black corns
  • 2-3 cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon nigella seeds
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 4-5 fresh red chillies crushed / as per taste
  • For Add On:
  • 1 cup beet puree (crushed raw)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoon tamarind pulp
  • salt to taste
  • 5-1/2 cup water -to make khichdi little bit mashy
  • (I generally use the ratio of 1 cup rice to 1-1/2 cup water),

Take the rice and all lentils and wash them under running water for a couple of times,and soak for 15 min with 5-1/2 cup water.


In a pressure cooker,ghee and all ingredients given under tempering one by one,saute for 2 min or till onion turns brown.


Then add beet puree and saute for 3 min and add sugar,salt and tamarind pulp and mix well.


Now add soaked rice and lentils,along with the water,adjust salt.cover with the lid and cook it for 4-5 whistles.


Serve hot with plain yogurt or kadhi,pickles and papadam or just as it is:))))))

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