Monday 21 November 2016

Channa Dal Rice

Channa Dal Rice

Usually chana daal rice (we call it khichdi) is made on some festive occasions or during some special events. During our childhood we were served this often by mom. However as we grew we were attracted towards much more spicy biriyani.

To make this flat khichri more tasty I added whole spices and onions. I have also added ginger to this. Though we normally don't use onions during festivals however during visits of guests you can prepare this version and delight them.

Preparation Time : 30 Min

Cooking Time : 30 Min

Resting Time : 4 to 5 hours

Ingredients :

  • 3/4 Cup Channa dal soaked for 4 to 5 hours
  • 1 Cup Rice washed and soaked for 30 minutes
  • 1 + 1 Tablespoon Pure ghee
  • 1 Teaspoon zeera
  • Few whole spices (2 green cardamom, 1Star anise,  little bit of dalchini, 2 bay leaves or tez patta)
  • Pinch of hing
  • 1 Teaspoon coarsely ground whole spices
  • 3 Onions sliced
  • 2 Green chilly chopped
  • 2 Teaspoon ginger chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped coriander 
  • Salt according to taste
  • 2 Cup water
  • Salt according to taste

Procedure :
  • Take dal and soak it for 4 to 5 hours and rice for 30 minutes and keep both aside. 
  • Take a pressure pan add a tablespoon of ghee along with zeera and whole spices 

  • Now add soaked dal to this roast it for a minute or two. Now add rice and salt to this and saute it for 2 minutes add 2 cups of water to this and pressure cook it for one whistle. 

  •  Once it is done wait for 10 min and then open the pan

  • Take another pan add 1 Tablespoon of ghee add pinch of hing along with chopped ginger 

  • Now add sliced onions to this and saute it for 5 to 6 minutes or till its color gets light brown; add chopped green chillies, pinch of salt and coarsely ground whole spices

  • Now add cooked rice and dal to this mix well gently 

  • Add chopped coriander, serve it hot with curd and pickles 

Tip : 
  • Make sure Dal is soaked properly otherwise it won't get cooked properly
  • You can use spices according to your taste

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