Khichdi Pulao – A simple quick one pot healthy, nutritious dish bound to satisfy the most discerning palattes

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup basmati rice rinsed thoroughly
  • 1/2 cup split yellow  mung bean lentils rinsed thoroughly ( soaked for 1 hour if you have the time )
  • 1 cup finely washed and chopped fenugreek leaves ,or 1 cube frozen leaves or 2-3 tbsp. dried leaves
  • 1 cup string beans washed and finely chopped
  • 1 carrot peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fennel bulb including the stems
  • 1/2 cup frozen or fresh peas
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1/2 cup tomato puree ( from the glass bottle and should be preservative free )
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. ghee or cooking oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp.readymade Biryani or Pulao masala
  • 2 3/4 cup water
  • salt to taste

Method

  1. In a heavy pot heat ghee or oil and salt and and saute’ onions ,fenugreek leaves. carrots, beans,, peas and fennel
  2. Add the biryani masala to the mixture and cook for few minutes.
  3. Add the lentils, rice and salt and cook .
  4. After 10 minutes add the tomato puree ,stir and let cook on on medium heat for another 10-12 minutes till all of the water is absorbed and rice and lentil grains look enlarged and soft .
  5. At this point turn the heat off  and keep the pot covered  for another 15 minutes  so that  each grain of rice is fluffed up and separate.
  6. Serve hot with yoghurt dip or plain yoghurt ..

Enjoy !!!

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