Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Moong Daal Khichdi With Okra Raita

Sometimes simple and comfort food is what we crave for and what can be more simpler than a khichdi (rice with lentils), and when served with okra raita it makes a complete satisfying meal. 


Ingredients: For the khichdi

Rice- 1 Cup
Yellow moong daal- 1/2 Cup
Tomato- 2 ( ground)
Salt- To taste
Turmeric Powder- 1/4 tsp
Whole Black Pepper- 1tsp
Cumin Seeds- 1 tsp
Ghee- 1 tbsp

Procedure:
  • Wash and soak rice and daal together for an hour.
  • Dry roast black pepper and cumin till aromatic and coarsely grind them.
  • Heat a pressure cooker and add the ghee. Once hot add in the ground spices, tomato and stir.
  • Add in the soaked and drained rice and daal and mix well.
  • Pour in 4 cups of water and add salt and turmeric powder.
  • Put in the lid of the pressure cooker and keep for cooking till 4-5 whistles comes.
  • Serve it hot with a big dollop of ghee and the raita.



Ingredients:

Curd- 2 Cups ( Well beaten)
Salt- To taste
Roasted Cumin Powder- 1/2 Tsp
Red Chilli Powder- To Taste
Black Salt- A Pinch
Okra/ Lady's Finger- 6-7
Oil - To fry the okras

Procedure:
  • Cut the okras in approximately half inch wide rounds and fry in hot oil till they become soft but they should not loose their colour. Drain and keep them aside.
  • In the beaten curd add all the spices, salt then mix well and keep it chilled in the fridge.
  • Add in the fried okras just before serving, else they may become very soggy.



Sending this to CWS- Rice event originally started by Priya and hosted this month at Reva's space.


26 comments:

  1. lovely meal...I loved the okra raita idea.....it will give a nice twist to the raita
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  2. Anytime comforting combination....Looks so much yum

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  3. I never tasted Okra raita before .. never would have thought of that recipe. Now I need to try it :)

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  4. Khichdi looks absolutely yummy with okra raita....looks delicious.

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  5. Lovely combo ...like both the khichdi with raita

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  6. Simple n comforting meal...looks yumm

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  7. what a wonderful and comforting meal . nicely presented and makes me hungry

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  8. wonderful combo raji,can u pass them to me:) love the serving bowls very cute...

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  9. A comforting bowl of yummy khichdi...nice click

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  10. I have been hunting for a good khichdi recipe for a long time. Usually food bloggers think it is too simple to make a post out of it.
    thank you for sharing.

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  11. Delicious recipe .. I love RICE hugs Marimi

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  12. Delicious and lovely comfort food and great clicks Raji.

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  13. Looks so homey ~ the combo is unbeatable!Fab pics to go with :)
    USMasala

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  14. i like this one pot meal...very nutritious and filling...

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  15. Comforting foods together,makes me hungry..

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  16. superb pictures... Love the combo.. makes a comforting and satisfying meal..
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  17. Nice and yummy combination of kichdi with raita.

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  18. Mungdal Kichadi luks yumm and super-delicious.U have loads of Yumm recipes here.luv to follow U.

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  19. Wow! Looks very delicious! Good for breakfast!

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  20. Looks super delicious... simple yet very heart warming.. Thanks for sending it for the event..:)
    Reva

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  21. This makes for such delicious & hearty meal!! Loved the combo of okra raita..:)
    Prathima Rao
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  22. Rice, dal and curd in any form is comfort food to me. I so love how you dished it out--makes me hungry. We make something called pachadi with fried orka and seasoned yoghurt, one of my family favorites!

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  23. Hi
    I am Prathiba from The indian food court". Wonderful post with nice combo makes me feel hungry even though i just had my dinner.

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  24. both of these looks delicious, Raji :)

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  25. ive never tried okra raita...im sure it tastes great..looks yummy

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