Buckwheat and Sprouts Khichdi
by Tarla Dalal
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Buckwheat and Sprouts Khichdi, is light on the stomach, yet filling and nourishing. The aroma of this khichdi is irresistible, as it has been cooked with an appropriate selection of spices.
Moong dal and sprouts are a good source of protein, making this a very healthy and wholesome choice for pregnant women. Buckwheat is commonly called as kutto or kutti no daro – in case you have any trouble making your local grocer understand!
- Heat the oil in a pressure cooker and add the cloves, peppercorns and cumin seeds.
- When the cumin seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
- Add the buckwheat and yellow moong dal and sauté on a slow flame for a few more seconds.
- Add the mixed sprouts, turmeric powder, salt and 4 cups of water, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
- Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
- Serve immediately with fresh curds.
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What is Khichdi? Think comfort food, and khichdi is the first option that comes to mind. Easy to make, a one pot dish dinner, and a one dish meal, the khichdi is the epitome of convenience. Breakfast, brunch, supper or dinner, if you want a simple meal in a hurry, look no further than the humble khichdi. Khichdi is usually made with a combination of grains and dals, cooked till soft and mushy, just a little thicker than porridge. This makes it comforting to the palate and easy to digest too. Most commonly, khichdi is made of rice and moong dal. This Dal Khichdi is perhaps the homeliest meal that one can think of, the only food you can think of having after a bout of fever or a depressing day!
Khichdi can also be made with broken wheat, sooji, millets, barley, oats, and so on. Try the Fada ni Khichdi, Oats Khichdi, Buckwheat Khichdi or Barley Khichdi. The simplest khichdi is flavoured with turmeric and jeera tempered in ghee. However, more spices and veggies too can be added to make more elaborate khichdis like the Handi Khichdi. By adding more vegetables, you can make the khichdi more balanced and just right to have as a complete breakfast on any day. Have a go at the Tarkari Khichdi, Bajra Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi, and Vegetable Bulgur Wheat Khichdi.
You can unleash your creativity and make khichdis with mind-boggling combinations of ingredients. You can even bring in international veggies, as in the Zucchini Bajra Khichdi, which brings zucchini and colourful bell pepper into the equation. Khichdis can be made quickly and conveniently in the microwave too, as in the Sprouted Moong Khichdi.
Khichdi is one Indian dish that surpasses all regional barriers. It is consumed all over the country, and by Indians all over the world. However, every region has its favourites and special signature khichdis. Have a go at the special Makai ni Khichdi from Gujarat, the Gehun ki Bikaneri Khichdi from Rajasthan and the Bengali Style Brown Rice Khichdi!
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