Monday, January 23, 2012
Muga Khichudi ( Whole green moong khichdi )
Cooking Time Required: 15-20 mins
Cost of preparation: 15-20 rupees
Ingredients: Rice ( 1 cup ), whole moong ( 1/2 cup ), red chilli ( 1-2 no.), fennel ( 1 tsp), freshly grated/finely chopped coconut (4-5 tbs), cumin seeds ( 2-3 pinch ), bay leaf ( 1 no. ), 1 tsp ghee, turmeric ( 1 pinch ), salt to taste, sugar ( 1 tsp ), cinnamon ( 1 inch long ), cardamon ( 1 no ) .
Preparation: Soak the whole green moong overnight.
Wash the rice and moong and keep aside to drain excess water.
Cooking: Heat the ghee in a pressure cooker. Add the fennel seeds, cumin seeds,
cardamon, cinnamon, broken red chilli and bay leaf. Fry for 30-40 secs till the
fragrance of the spices comes out.
Add the washed rice and moong along with the coconut and stir fry for 3-4 mins. Pour
3-4 cups of water along with salt, turmeric and sugar.
Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles.
Serve warm/cold with curd. (Excellent option for lunchbox)