February 25, 2012

Moong Sprouts Khichdi | Easy Lunchbox recipes | Quick Meals for Bachelors

Khichdi = comfort food. With the mercury soaring and me feeling all listless this week, this one pot meal – Moong Sprouts Khichdi – was not only super quick to make, but healthy and filling too. Accompanied by roasted papad and a dollop of freshly made ghee, I was good to go for the rest of the day. You may add any of the veggies to this yummy dish, and I added bell peppers, carrots, a handful of peas and onions too. 

If packing this meal for lunchboxes, add(like I did) a dash of garam masala and a cinnamon stick, and the wonderful aroma makes afternoon meals worthwhile.  For kids, you may also pack a bowl of yoghurt (curd) or raitha along with some pickle (older kids, esp) and there you have a complete meal by itself. Also, a super easy and hearty meal for Bachelors

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My own event CFK Sprouts – hosted by Priya


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Prep time : 10 mins
Cook time : 10 mins
Serves : 3

Ingredients:
  • Short grained rice – ½ cup
  • Mixed veggies – 1 cup
  • Moong Dal Sprouts – ½ cup
  • Boiled Toor Dal – 4 to 5 TBSP
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 1 TBSP
  • Ghee  - 1 TBSP
  • Garam Masala powder – ½ TBSP
  • Seasoning : Cinnamon (1/2 inch stick), Cumin (1/2 tsp – optional)

Method:
1) In a pressure cooker / cooking utensil, heat oil. Add cinnamon stick , cumin and onions and fry for a minute. Then add rice and fry again for a minute. Now add veggies, cooked toor dal, salt, moong sprouts and mix well. Add 2 ½ to 3 cups of water and bring to a boil
2) Pressure cook for 2 whistles. Mix well. Add garam masala powder and ghee.
3) Mix well and serve with papad and raitha. Even plain curd works wonderfully well.

23 comments:

  1. yummy kichdi kal :) good to eat on a cold night

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  2. Well this never came to my mind!..looks good..

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  3. awesome khichdi
    like it. simple with not much masalas and ghee

    and super quick

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  4. Healthy khichdi wid a dollop of ghee tastes awesome ...yummm

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  5. healthy khichdi, lovely recipe

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  6. Super comfort and healthy khichdi !!

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  7. Love khichidis, you have made it healthier with the sprouts..

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  8. Kalyani..this is my Sunday dinner.looks yum!!

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  9. This is such an interesting dish.I can make it for my whole family.

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  10. Good and nutritious! I usually make this kind of khichdi for the ittle one with varying combinations of dals and grains :)

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  11. simple and delicious!...comforting too!

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  12. Yummy looking khichdi, lovely click.

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  13. Awesome....

    visit @my blog for my first event in ur free time :-)
    Preeti
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  14. You were absolutely spot on.. Khichadi is ultimate comfort food..
    This one is easy, healthy and nutritious too.. Thanks for sharing

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  15. Sprouts make it all the more healthy...

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