Handi Khichdi


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This dish is cooked in a traditional Indian deep iron pan called "handi". It is believed that cooking in iron utensils increases the iron content of food, however rice is also naturally rich in iron, so you can be double sure that this recipe will boost your hemoglobin levels. Marinating the vegetables and rice in spices enhances the flavour of this dish, but ensure that you marinate it for at least 30 minutes for best results.

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  1. Clean, wash and soak the rice for 15 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Combine together cauliflower, potatoes, green peas, onions, coriander, turmeric powder, coriander-cumin seed powder, chilli powder, ginger-green chilli paste, garlic paste, clove, cardamom, bayleaf, cinnamon and salt in a handi and mix well.
  3. Add the rice to the vegetable mixture and mix gently and keep aside to marinate for 30 minutes.
  4. Put 3 cups of water to boil, pour it into the handi, mix well and cover and cook on a medium flame for 30 minutes or till the rice gets cooked.
  5. Serve hot garnished with coriander.
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shreya_the foodieSeptember 08, 2012

This is a long grain rice khichdhi tossed in with cauliflower, potatoes and green peas and onions. Very mildly spiced.

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Reviewed September 08, 2012by shreya_the foodie

This is a long grain rice khichdhi tossed in with cauliflower, potatoes and green peas and onions. Very mildly spiced.

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Reviewed October 12, 2010by Sia Mehta

is it realy true cooking in iron utensils increase iron content of a recipe? can i use pressure cooker to make this recipe..is it still iron rich?

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