u can also try this tasty khichadi with suji, noodles or vermicelli too.Strict Vegetarians can try capsicum or mushroom or paneer khichadis too this way.
non vegetarian 6 servings
2 cups basmati rice-ghee sauted
1 1/4 cups split yellow moong dhal
1/2 kg boneless chicken pieces
2 tbsp ghee
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 cinnamon stick-crushed
1 bay leaf
1 tsp ginger-grated
5 green chillies-slit
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp sugar
2 red chillies-split
2 tsp salt
1 big onion-sliced
3 tbsp fresh green peas
1/2 tsp garam masala
3 tbsp grated coconut
2 tsp refined oil
few coriander and curry leaves
Wash Dhal and rice separately.Keep them aside.Ghee-saute basmati rice with 1 tbsp ghee.
Heat the remaining 1 tbsp ghee in a pressure pan and add cumin seeds, cinnamon sticks,bay leaf,grated ginger,half the onions and curry leaves.saute for 3 mins.
Then add chicken pieces,green chillies,turmeric powder,sugar and salt.saute for few mins and add 4 1/2 cups water and let it cook for 10 mins.
Meanwhile take a kadai and heat 2 tsp oil and saute red chillies,shallots,fresh green peas,coriander leaves and garam masala together for 3 mins.Finally add grated coconut and saute this for a min. keep this aside.
Add ghee-sauted basmati rice,split moong dhal and the sauted shallots-green peas mixture and pressure cook for 2 mins.Open the pressure pan lid after 10 mins.
Serve this hot with any korma or stew or sambar or chutney.