To Serve: 1 OR 2 Persons
Time Taken: About 30 minutes
Rice: 4 heaping Table Spoons.
Turmeric Powder: 1/4 Tea Spoon
Salt: To Taste
Water: 400 ml.
Some Sugar & a Little Clarified Butter and Milk OR 200 gm Fresh Curd. As per choice.
Mix the lentil and rice together and clean and wash the mixture in water and let it soak in water for 10-15 minutes.
Pressure cook at high flame till the cooker whistles once then lower the flame to simmer for 10 minutes. Switch off the flame after 10 minutes. Let the cooker cool down on its own for 5-10 minutes.
The ‘khichari’ is ready to be served.
It is very light on the stomach and is generally made when somebody is recuperating from an illness.
The 50:50 ratio of the rice and green moong dal can be varied according to a persons choice.
If you are in a hurry and do not have the time or inclination to soak the rice and green moong dal mixture in water before pressure cooking the mixture just wash the rice and dal thoroughly in water and add 100 ml extra water to the mixture and cook for the stipulated time.