Mention khichdi and in most it cases results in noses wrinkled up and giving the “am-i-sick-to-eat-khichdi ?” look .. It has happened to me soo many times, but once you eat a spoonful of this Zero Oil Dal Khichdi, it appears as if the tantrums were baseless. This morning got me browsing throughSanjeev Kapoor’s No Oil Cooking, and there it was : a light but healthy Dal Khichdi.
Totally fat free, loaded with proteins and goodness of vegetables, this is a treat both to the senses as well as to the stomach. Just have it with plain curd / roasted papad, and you are good to go for hours ! I tweaked the recipe by adding some mixed vegetable sambhar from the previous night, and this is a super healthy way to clean your refrigerator with useable food as well as a quick meal to put together when you are pressed for time, not to mention a One Pot meal loaded with goodness.
Sending this to Day 7of Blogging Marathon – check out my friendshere.. Its been 14 days of non-stop blogging for me now, and its addictive 🙂 For those of you who are curious / interested on what I dished out the last 14 days on this Blogging Marathon # 7, here it goes:
Recipes under “Cooking from Cook book” theme:
Recipes under “Combo Meals” theme:
Let’s get to today’s recipe now – Zero Oil Dal Khichdi.
Prep time : 10 mins. Cooking time : 20 mins. Serves : 2
- Raw Rice – 1 cup
- Mixed vegetable Sambhar – 3 cups (or use 1/2 cup of toor Dal or Masoor Dal)
- A handful of raw peanuts – optional, but it gives a lovely crunch
- Onions (large) – 2 nos
- Shelled Sambhar Onions – 8 to 10
- Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
- Sambhar powder – 1/2 TBSP
- Coriander pwd – 1 TBSP
- Jeera pwd – 1/2 TBSP
- Salt – to taste (adjust accordingly if you are using sambhar directly)
- Large cubes of veggies – Potato, Carrots , French beans, Radish , Cabbage, Brinjals, Bell peppers – 1 1/2 cup (in addition to the veggies from the sambhar)
- Tomatoes – 1 large – cubed
- Tempering : Mustard seeds, Curry leaves, Oil – 1/4 tsp (opt)
1) In a pressure cooker / pressure pan, add the rice, toor dal (or sambhar), onions, 3 cups of water, raw peanuts, chopped n cubed veggies + tomato and bring it to a boil.
2) Now add the salt, cumin and dhania powder, red chilli powder, Sambhar Powder and mix well.
3) Pressure cook for 3 – 4 whistles. Cool and transfer to a serving bowl.
4) In a pan, splutter mustard seeds and curry leaves without any oil. Add to the khichdi. Serve hot with roasted papad and / or curd. Yummy One Pot meal !