This is a easy to make and a very healthy one pot meal.
Today, I had gone out for shopping with my daughter and my dad. We had lunch out and I didn’t do much cooking in the morning.
Though I thoroughly enjoyed my shopping trip, I was quite tired and was not in a mood to make anything elaborate for dinner.
So I made this simple, wholesome and a delicious one pot meal. We enjoyed having this khichidi with mango pickle, potato chips and raita:)
Split yellow moong dal – 1/2 cup
Little millet ( samai/ kutki) – 1 cup
Chopped methi leaves – 1 cup
Salt to taste
Ghee – 4 tsps
Mustard – 1 tsp
Cumin seeds ( jeera) -1 tsp
Crushed pepper – 1 tsp
Cumin powder – 1 tsp
Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida ( hing/ perungayam) – 1/4th tsp
Chopped tomato – 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves- few
Dry roast moong dal and millet till you get a good aroma.
Cool and wash well. Add 4 cups of water and chopped methi leaves ( washed and strained). Add salt to taste, mix well and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles. It should be cooked very soft.
Heat the ghee in a pan. Add mustard. When it starts spluttering, add cumin seeds, crushed pepper, cumin powder, pepper powder, hing and curry leaves. Sauté for few seconds and then add chopped tomatoes and turmeric powder.
Sauté till tomatoes turn soft and add 1/4th cup of water.
Add the tempering to the khichidi and mix well.
Drizzle little melted ghee and serve the khichidi hot with papad or chips, raita and pickle:)