28.3.11

Kala Urid Dhall Khichdi - Classic Rice and Lentils Dinner!



Karuppu Ulundhu Saadham:

Did I ever tell you this, Khichdi is one of the first idea, that comes to my mind on a hectic day! Yes, you are absolutely right...quite easy to fix and one can never ruin it! Variations sprung over time, with active experimenting with this comfort meal! I could claim this as heartiest meal, in recent times.

On the other day, I ran out of all the essentials in my pantry...was pretty tired to do the shopping, also so sick to cook, no mood for stepping-out to fancy or not-so fancy Restaurants! You know what I mean, was not in mood for anything, but to wind down on the couch! But, as time grew, night got darker...started to feel slightly hungry. Is there any day that I could actually take off from this kitchen!!! Big 'No' comes from significant other. So, here you go...the dinner in 2 minutes. Just threw few ingredients in the pot, and called it a day.

Ingredients: (Serves Two)

Rice 1 cup
Black Gram / Karuppu Ulundu 1/2 cup
Green chilies 2 sliced (I didn't have any that day, so used chili powder)
Garlic 4 cloves
Onions 1-2 sliced
Cumin seeds 1-2 spoon
Cinnamon 1 stick
Cloves 3-5
Salt
Chili powder 1/2 spoon (optional)
Garam masala powder 1 pinch
Oil few spoons.

Method:

Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel. Add the whole spices followed by chilies, garlic, onions. Then stir-in rice, lentils and powdered spices as well. Add enough water. Cover and cook over low-medium heat, until fluffy and tender.

Serve steaming hot as a main course.

10 comments:

SheenaBabu said...

Healthy and Tasty Rice

aipi said...

Filling- healthy n comfy meal!

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simply.food said...

I call this comfort food. Simple yet filling.

divya said...

Delicious n mouthwatering....looks really yum...flavorful n healthy ....

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very healthy and soothing food. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Very healthy recipe...thanks for sharing.

Hari Chandana said...

Very healthy recipe dear.. looks inviting.. thanks for the recipe :)
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Priya said...

Quiet a filling,healthy and delicious dish..

Harika's Kitchen said...

Very filling. Perfect lunch. And it is very innovative.

Suman Singh said...

Khichdi is such a comfort food to me..this looks so healthy n yum!