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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Moongdal - Rice Khichadi | Quick & Easy,One Pot Meal & A Liebster Award !!

Challenging recipes  are good to try and feel satisfied if the outcome is good,so was my trial to the Sponge Cake Roll and am very happy to receive the shower of comments from all my readers,friends.Thank you all and wishing to receive the same encouragements every time.Today's recipe is a very simple comfort food recipe which even a beginner can try and always that will sure be a one pot meal for a busy day or a lazy day of course.This can also be done as a lunch box idea for kids.During college days and as hostlers we used to receive this menu for a dinner every week.We used to literally wait for this yummy food to be served with rasam and pappad.That's how I tasted this khichadi in the beginning and now it has  become a part of the monthly menu in my home.My kids love this recipe a lot, as they don't have to be prompted to eat curries,stir fry separately.Try it and enjoy!!

*sona masoori rice / basmati rice 1 1/2 cups
split moong dal 1/2 cup
onion 1/2 medium sized chopped small
garlic 3-4 pods sliced
*butter or ghee 2 tsp 
mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
peppercorn 5-6 (optional)
cinnamon 1''
cloves 2-3
cumin powder 1/2 tsp
chilly powder 1/2 tsp
turmeric powder 1/3 tsp
curry leaves
water 3 3/4 cups 

Heat the cooker on low flame and add ghee /butter into it.Splutter mustard seeds,add curry leaves,then fry the cinnamon ,cloves,peppercorns.
Saute the chopped onions and sliced garlic.
Wash the moong dal and add to the cooker after draining the water and roast it for 2 minutes.Then add the required water,add the rice and add in the spice powders and salt.
Close the cooker and cook for 2-3 whistles on medium heat.
Wait till the pressure is released and then open the lid.
I served it hot with raitha and mulagu kondattam !!

Servings 4 adults

*You can use any other rice but should be accurate about the quantity of water  required to cook the rice.
*You can use oil instead of butter or ghee but it tastes good with butter or ghee.
*Don't add in more water unless you vary with the type of rice other wise it will be very mushy.

Also,sending this to Healthy Cooking Challenge - Healthy Lunch hosted by Kavi @ Edible Entertainment

I recieved a Liebster Blog award from Rajdeep @ Rajdeep's cookery .Thank you dear for the sweet award!!

'Liebster'means favourite  or dearest in German.In accepting the award,the recipient agrres to :
- Thank the person that gave the award and link back to their blog.
-Copy and paste the award to your blog.
-Reveal the 5 blogs you have chosen to award and let them know by commenting on their blog.
-Hope they pass it forward by accepting and awarding it to bloggers they would like to honour.
I would like to pass it to the following  bloggers-

2.Prathibha @ Cook-Ezee
3.Sobha @ Good Food
4.Sangeetha @ Spicy Treats

So ,friends grab them right away and add the award to your credits !!


Neha said... Best Blogger Tips

Khichri is my comfort food...My son love it too...

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said... Best Blogger Tips

Kichadi luks yumm and deliciously done Dear.Colourful and super-inviting.Luv it.

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said... Best Blogger Tips

Kichadi luks yumm and deliciously done Dear.Colourful and super-inviting.Luv it.

Sensible Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious and tempting, congrats on your award.

Nandinis food said... Best Blogger Tips

The khichdi is tempting! I just want to grab that plate right away!

Faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy Dish............

Well presented

Sangeetha M said... Best Blogger Tips

Khichdi is one of my fav one pot meal but never tried with adding Clove n cinnamon spices,might be flavorful n yummy...looks so inviting dear!!
Congrats on your award n so glad n proud to receive it from shows that me n my space are so close to your heart :) thanks a ton Julie...Hugs :-)

Manju @ Manjus Eating Delights said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks really cute :)
Thank you for ur lovely comments.


DV said... Best Blogger Tips

Best comfort food ever! :) Lovely description!

Indian Khana said... Best Blogger Tips

One of fav comfort food ...looks just so yum

Jeyashris Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious and healthy one pot meal

Kavi said... Best Blogger Tips

great khichdi! If you have the time, please go throught the rules & link it to my Healthy Lunch event. Thanks! :)
Kavi | Edible Entertainment
Ongoing event: Healthy Lunch Challenge

kranthi said... Best Blogger Tips

i love this khichdi a lot. superb one

Deepa. R. Krishnan said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks a lot for this award,Juls..
You are really a great Pal..

zareena.b said... Best Blogger Tips

Kichdi looks yummy, simple and healthy too.

Priya Suresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Wat a comforting khichdi,inviting..

PrathibhaSreejith said... Best Blogger Tips

u r right Julie, Khichdi on a lazy rainy day or after a tiring trip. Really do not need a reason to make this complete meal, my hubby and kids love it too..
Thanks a lot dear for that cute little award. Will grab it soon and pass it over with my next post

Love and other Spices said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for visiting my space Julie.You've got a lovely space and happy to follow you too.

Love and other Spices said... Best Blogger Tips

thanks for the comment and join on my space,Julie.You've got a lovely space and happy to follow you too.

Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

Excellent one pot meal and totally yummy! Congrats on your award dear...

Sumee said... Best Blogger Tips

It's such a comfort food.. Especially on a rainy and cold day.. Yummy

Santosh Bangar said... Best Blogger Tips

this meal is simple to cook and easy to digest all time fav

Santosh Bangar said... Best Blogger Tips

this meal is simple to cook and easy to digest all time fav said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Julie, Thanks for visiting my blog plz keep visiting,nice to know you...Yummy and easy rice dish love it..following u..))

aipi said... Best Blogger Tips

So comfy n homey it looks ~ your presentation makes it even more appetizing!

Raksha said... Best Blogger Tips

Superb. Will make this for my little one. A healthy one indeed.

Panchamrutham said... Best Blogger Tips

my choice for an easy lunch box...

Balvinder said... Best Blogger Tips

Gladly following you. I like mung daal and mung daal khitchri.It is easy to cook and easily digestible.

Fairy Garden said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice place here.

cookingvarieties said... Best Blogger Tips

hi Julie, i am sure your one dish meal which is not too difficult to make, will be very popular.. looks delicious
moongdhal is best cos it add flavor to the food..tho i have never eaten this before. have a nice day julie

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Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said... Best Blogger Tips

Look comfort and good!

Kurryleaves said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious and healthy meal....

hemalata said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy and delicious recipe,looks so yummy and well presented.

Jaisy James said... Best Blogger Tips

healthy n delicious rice

chitraj.hegde said... Best Blogger Tips

Gr8 and yummy filling meal...healthy tooo......lovely presentation.....I am already following ur space.......

Vineetha Sush said... Best Blogger Tips

I used to give this to my lil for a long time...I make kichdi on lazy days when i dont have enough time to cook :)I liked ur presesntation

Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

such a comfort food, delicious and flavourful, Thanks for sharing the award with me !

Shyam n Sandhya said... Best Blogger Tips

hmmmm... tempting....

Kavi said... Best Blogger Tips

thank you for linking to my event! :) Do think of more posts you can send! :D

Kavi | Edible Entertainment
Ongoing event: Healthy Lunch Challenge

Kavi said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks so much for linking your entry to my HCC event & making it a huge success! Find your entry in the Roundup Part I , Part II or Part III (to be uploaded tomorrow)

I would love to have your entries in my ongoing events:
Jingle All The Way &
Microwave Easy Cooking
Have a great day! :)
Kavi | Edible Entertainment