April 3, 2019

Cabbage Khichdi - No Onion No Garlic version | One Pot Meals

This is a dump-all and cook kind of dish. The last few weeks have been demanding on the personal front and combined with the hot weather, it's a pain to stand and cook for hours on end. On one such days, this dish makes life nice and tasty. 

I have subbed the rice with Lapsi (broken wheat) but you can use brown rice / hand pounded rice for healthier options. See notes for details. This is a great recipe for Bachelors (Bachelorettes included :p) and those in hostels/  dorm where cooking is a pain :) 

I have used Cabbage and radish leaves , but feel free to add or omit any of the veggies. Addition of ghee is totally optional, but adds a nice flavour. Let's get to the recipe.

Before that, if you are a Khichdi-lover like me and the hubby, check out the following options:




Notes:
Roasting Lapsi and soaking prior to pre cook fluffs up a bit.
I have used pressure pan to make this, but feel free to use IP,Rice cooker,stove top or any other method with slightly varying water quantities.
I have cooked Lapsi along with moong dal, but you can cook them separately and mix in the end too.
Tastes best with chilled curd, pickle and / or papad. Add a salad if serving for dinner / lunch for a complete meal.

Prep time : 15 mins, cook time - 15 mins, Serves - 2

Ingredients:

Lapsi / broken wheat - 1/2 cup
Moong dal - 1/4 cup (whole soaked and pressure cooked OR use the split yellow version)
Salt - to taste
Ghee - 1 TBSP
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
turmeric-  1/2 tsp
Asafoetida - a pinch
Ginger grated - 1/2 tsp
Tomato - 1 medium (chopped fine)
Crushed black pepper-  1/2 tsp
Veggies : Cabbage, radish leaves - totally 1/2 cup




Method:
Dry Roast the lapsi, Soak for 10 mins while chopping the veggies. Similarly roast and soak the moong dal for 10 mins.
In a pressure pan, add ghee, splutter cumin, ginger, hing, black pepper. Add the veggies and saute well. Add the tomatoes and saute for a min or two. Add the soaked and drained lapsi and moong dal and saute well.
Now add 1.25 ~ 1.5 cups of water and bring to a boil. Add salt and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Let the pressure drop.
Fluff it up a bit and serve immediately (tastes best when hot and turns lumpy when cold) with raita / yoghurt / pickle and of course topped with some more ghee :-)





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14 comments:

  1. That is such a hearty bowl of khichdi Kalyani. Trust you to make even the simple healthy khichadi look so inviting. Yum yum!

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  2. Nowadays a wholesome khichdi like these is my new favorite for our lunch. Quick, easy and nutritious one. Cabbage and radish leaves combo sounds new to me in a khichdi recipe.

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  3. What a bowl of comfort this is, Kalyani. I resort to such one pot meals for my lunch and totally love it. But I have never used Radish leaves and cabbage in khichdi.

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  4. Khichadi is a comfort meal and not only on the stomach but also work wise ! I like how you have dumped everything ! Lol ! Though I have never used cabbage in a Khichadi !

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  5. That's really one quick dish to make Kalyani, very nice. Since this series, I have been making Khichdis and we love them.

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  6. I remember Amma making a similar kichdi with lots and lots of vegetables. Seeing your platter is making me nostalgic.

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  7. Nice .. A kichadi without rice .. Absolutely innovative !!

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  8. Lovely kichidi, best way to feed cabbage to kids.

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  9. I am all up for dump everything and cook. Easy peasy. Will try this cabbage khichdi soon.

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  10. Wow, can’t wait to try this cabbage khichdi! Definitely going to Bookmark this! Thank you for sharing!

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  11. Its really good to use cabbage in khichdi.. i never tried.. looks so tasty and healthy for lunch.

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  12. I love such one pot meals and make them frequently. However I have not added cabbage as a Vegetable in Khichdi, would love to try. Looks yum.

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  13. Even i have tried adding cabbage in pulao it is very mild and flavorful. Delicious kichadi!!

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  14. I never added cabbage in Khichdi or pulao.I like these kind of one pot meals which we can feed to kids on a busy day.. wholesome and filling.

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