September 26, 2011

How to make Masala Khichdi

Learn how to make Masala Khichdi in microwave.

Khichdi is a special recipe of Indian - Gujarati cuisine.
Normally we are making it by pressure cooking. But here it's a recipe of masala khichdi in microwave. Which is full of vegetable, means full of vitamins. But over all this is a tasty and healthy recipe which is good to digest.

Preparation time - 10 minutes 
Cooking time - 18 minutes
Serves - 8 persons

Ingredients to make Masala Khichdi:

1 cup washed and soaked basmati rice
1/4 cup mung dal - yellow
2 table spoon chana dal - gram dal
1/2 table spoon ghee
1/2 table spoon oil
Salt to taste
1/4 tea spoon turmeric powder
3 to 4 green chilly - crushed
1/4 tea spoon ginger paste
1/2 tea spoon garlic paste
1 big onion - chopped
1 small potato - chopped
1 small carrot - chopped
1/4 cup green peas
1 table spoon garam masalo
8 to 10 curry leaves
3 to 4 cups water 
3 to 4 whole dry red chilly
1/2 tea spoon mustard seeds
1/2 tea spoon cumin seeds
1/4 tea spoon asafoetida

For Garnishing:

Finely chopped coriander

To serve with:

Roasted Papad
Gujarati kadhi
Masala curd

Method to make Masala Khichdi:

  • In a microwave proof big bowl mix ghee, oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, dry  masala, green chilly, curry leaves, dry red chilly, onion, garlic, ginger, vegetables and asafoetida. Cook for 2 minutes at MICRO HI.
  • Add soaked rice and again cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add water and salt and cover half the bowl. Cook for 8 minutes at MICRO HI. Stir.
  • Again cook for 4 minutes at MICRO MED. Stir.
  • At last cook for 2 minutes at MICRO LOW. And stand for 2 minutes.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Piping hot Masala Khichdi is ready to serve. Serve it with Gujarati Kadhi or Masala curd and papad.

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