Dal Kichadi

Simple dal kichadi

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Dal Kichadi

Simple dal kichadi

Category : Vegetarian, Rice

By Mala Shenoy

Published On: 10 Feb 2014

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10 Minutes
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  • Toovar dal : 1 ½ cup
    Rice : ¾ cup
    Oil : 4 tbsp
    Onions finely chopped : 2 medium size
    Tomatoes finely chopped : 2 nos
    Green chilies chopped : 3 - 4 nos
    Cloves : 3 nos
    Cinnamon : ½ ” pc
    Mustard seeds : ½ tsp
    Whole jeera : ½ tsp
    Garlic ginger paste : 1 tsp
    Turmeric powder : ½ tsp
    Red chili powder : ½ tsp
    Coriander powder : ½ tsp
    Jeera powder : ½ tsp
    Garam masala powder : ¼ tsp
    Whole red chilies : 4 - 5 nos
    Minced garlic : 3 cloves
    Curry leaves : Few
    Coriander leaves : Few

Directions (Click image to enlarge it)

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Step 1 Dal Kichadi Recipe

Step 1

Wash and soak 1½ cup toovar dal and ¾ cup rice and keep aside.

Step 2 Dal Kichadi Recipe

Step 2

Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pressure cooker. 3) Add the mustard. After it splutters add the whole jeera, cloves, cinnamon, curry leaves, chopped onions and green chilies.

Step 3 Dal Kichadi Recipe

Step 3

Fry till the onions are golden brown in color.

Step 4 Dal Kichadi Recipe

Step 4

When the onions are golden brown, add the chopped tomatoes and the dry masala powders.

Step 5 Dal Kichadi Recipe

Step 5

Cover and cook till the oil starts to separate from the masala.

Step 6 Dal Kichadi Recipe

Step 6

Add the washed rice and dal to the cooked masala and 6 ¾ cups water. Close the cooker.

Step 7 Dal Kichadi Recipe

Step 7

Cook for 3 whistles.9) For the tempering:- Heat 2 tbsp oil in a kadai. Fry the minced garlic till golden brown. Add the curry leaves and whole red chillies.

Step 8

Pour it over the kichadi and serve.

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