Chilka Urad Dal Khichdi for Makar Sankranti
Makar Sankranti Special, Chilka Urad dal/Split Black Gram Khichdi. Chilka Urad and Rice cooked in desi ghee for one comforting and wholesome meal. Pressure cooker method.
- 1 Cup Basmati Rice
- 1/2 Cup Chilka Urad Dal/Split Black Gram Lentil
- 1 Tbsp Desi Ghee
- 1/4 tsp Hing/Asafeotida
- 1 Tsp Cumin Seeds
- 1 tbsp Ginger+Green Chilli paste/finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder optional
- Salt to taste
Soak together rice and urad dal for around half an hour.
Take a pressure cooker, add 1 Tbsp ghee to it. When the ghee is warm enough, add hing to it, followed by jeera(cumin seeds).
Let the jeera brown a little, add chopped ginger and chillies. You can also crush together ginger and chillies and make a coarse paste. Add turmeric powder.
Add rice and dal and salt and mix. Add enough water to cook rice and dal, put the pressure cooker lid and cook till 2-3 whistles on medium flame.
Wait till the pressure releases. Open the lid and check for the doneness of Khichdi. All the water should evaporate, and rice and dal should be soft.
Replace Ghee with oil, for vegan option or if you don't have or want to avoid ghee, but trust me Khichdi tastes divine with spoonful of ghee in it.