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How to Make Moong dal Vegetable Khichri for new mom – Recipe

This popular dish is rich in protein, carbohydrates, folic acid and fibre.
 
Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 cup split yellow gram (moong dal)
  • 3 ½ cups filtered water
  • ½ cup fine chopped or grated bottle gourd (lauki)
  • ½ cup fine chopped or grated carrot (gajar)
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
  • A pinch of asafetida (hing)
  • 4 peppercorn seeds (kali mirch)
  • 1 bay leaf (tej patta) (optional)
  • 4 cloves (laung) (optional)
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • Salt to taste
Method:
 
Wash the rice and dal well. Mix and soak in water for about 20 minutes. In a pressure cooker, heat ghee and add cumin seeds. When cumin seeds crackle, add asafetida, bay leaf, peppercorns and cloves. Add chopped/grated bottle gourd and carrot. Sauté the vegetables for a few minutes. Now add rice, dal, turmeric powder, and salt. Mix for about a minute or two. Add water to the mixture. Cook the khichri until the rice is well cooked. Serve hot with fresh curd and coriander or mint chutney.
 
Tip: 
 
For variation use vegetables of your choice. To make it more nutritious you may want to use home-made vegetable or chicken stock instead of water. 
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