Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Rava Whole Moong Dhal Kichidi

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I have always wondered how such simple kichidi is so much full of flavor!!!This dish,as we all know is a one pot dish and it is made with rice-moong dhall combination.It makes life much easier as it can be prepared in no time,especially when you are tired after a busy day.It is soo comforting!!!To make this yummy dish more interesting,I replaced the rice with some leftover idly rava which was sitting in my pantry for a while.To my surprise,it tasted exactly the same and I felt it was a good substitute for rice.Try it once,it might be a hit in your house too:))..

1) Idly rava - 1 1/2 cup
2) Whole green moong dhal - 3/4 th cup
3) Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
4) For tempering:
Ghee - 1 1/2 tblsp
Hing - little
Cumin seeds - 2 tsp
Curry leaves - few
5) Green chilly - 1 to 2
6) Water - 4 glasses
7) Ginger gratings - 3/4 th tsp
8) Salt to taste

Wash rava and moong dhal.Drain it and keep aside.

Heat a pressure pan and add ghee to the the same.When ghee is heated,add one by one of the tempering ingredients and saute each for not more than a minute.Add the washed rava and moong dhal to the pan and saute it for a minute or two,till it is well coated with ghee.Next,add turmeric powder,salt,ginger and green chillies.Now,pour the water.Adjust salt if needed.Close the lid and cook till kichidi becomes mushy(I allowed like 6 whistles in my cooker).

Hot kichidi is ready!!! Garnish with some more ghee if wanted.Serve it with kadi or plain yogurt.Enjoy..

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