Looking for a quick meal that is both healthy and nutritious? Then Khichdi (Porridge) made of Foxtail Millet & roasted moong dal is just what you need. Easy, hassle free and simple to prepare, it can be dished out in a jiffy. It is a great comfort food when you crave for a simple and a light meal.
This yummy piping hot khichdi can also be enjoyed for breakfast, brunch or tiffin. It goes well with any eggplant fry, parwal fry, pickles, papad or any side dish. You can also serve it as an evening snack or after school snack. Choice is yours. So get going and surprise your loved ones with this simple and easy recipe by following the step by step pictorial guide to prepare it.
- 1/3 cup foxtail millet, soaked for 30 minutes
- 1/3 cup split green gram lentil (moong dal), dry roasted & soaked for 30 minutes
- 2 tbsp. oil
- 1 tsp. cumin seeds
- 2 dry red chilies
- 2-3 bay leaves
- 1 tsp. ginger, grated
- 2 green chilies, half slit
- salt to taste
- 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
- 2 cups warm water
- 1 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped
- 1-2 tbsp. ghee
Wash the soaked millet & moong dal well and drain. Keep aside.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker and temper with dry red chili, bay leaves and cumin seeds. Sauté for a few seconds.
Then add the grated ginger and green chilies. Sauté for a few seconds more.
Now add the soaked millet, moong dal, salt and turmeric powder. Give it a nice mix.
Add 2 cups warm water and pressure cook for 5-6 whistles. When the pressure releases, open the lid and stir.
Add chopped coriander leaves and ghee. Serve with eggplant fry, parwal fry, green chilies and lemon wedges for a hearty wholesome meal.
Add chopped coriander leaves & ghee.