Khichdi

This rice and lentil dish is an easy way to make a nutritious healthy and delicious one pot meal. This is even easier than the traditional khichdi, if you can imagine such a thing.

Ingredients: 1 cup rice, 1/2 cup lentils (any of your choice from masoor, moong, French, mung….), 1/4 tsp salt, pinches of whatever spices you like (tumeric, garam masala, cumin, black pepper, cinnamon, cardamon), 1/2 an onion and 1/2 a tomato, 3 cups water.

Wash rice and lentils well, then add three cups of water. Add the spices, cut tomato and onion. Cook until the water is boiling, stir and then cover pot and let simmer until all the water is absorbed. It usually takes about 35/40 minutes of simmering. Sometimes I have added veggies as well when I turn down the heat and let it simmer.

How much time you need to cook will vary on the rice and lentil you use and type of stove you have. I always cook with brown rice which takes longer. Using white rice and red lentils will result in a shorter cooking time.

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