Gujarati Khichdi


Gujarati Khichdi

Gujarati Khichdi is a complete one-bowl wholesome meal full of nutrition and taste. It is made with easily available and commonly used Indian ingredients like rice and lentils which are not only healthy but also comforting. The best part is, it is so simple and straightforward to prepare that even beginners can cook it without fuss. It’s light on stomach, yet filling enough to keep you satiated. The spices added give it a distinctive flavour, making it different from regular Khichdi. Enjoy the authentic taste of Gujarat with this easy-to-make recipe.

Here’s the recipe:

– 1/2 cup Rice
– 1/2 cup Green Moong Dal (soaked for 30 min)
– 2 cups Water
– 1 tsp Ghee
– 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
– 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
– A pinch of Asafoetida (Hing)
– 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
– Salt to taste

1. Wash the rice and moong dal under running water till the water runs clear. Soak them in 2 cups of water for 30 minutes.
2. In a pressure cooker, heat ghee. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and asafoetida. Let them splutter.
3. Add the drained rice and dal to the cooker. Sauté for 1-2 minutes.
4. Add 2 cups water, turmeric powder, and salt. Mix well.
5. Close the lid and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles on medium heat.
6. Let the pressure release naturally. Open the cooker and give Khichdi a good mix.
7. Your Gujarati Khichdi is ready. Serve it hot with a dollop of ghee.

Calories: 430 kcal

It is a great recipe for those on a health and fitness journey as it is low in calories yet high in nutritional value. It can easily be integrated into your diet plan. Relish this simple Gujarati delight!


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