In this recipe I have used only yellow moong dal as it is lighter on the stomach. I have adjusted the ingredients to our liking. You can also take a mixture of assorted dals handful of each. Chicken also can be replaced with mutton.
Chicken ........ 200 gms (I used boneless)
Rice .............1 cup
Moong dal ... 1/2 cup
Cumin seeds .. 1/2 tsp
Pepper corns .... 6-7
Bay leaves ...... 1
Cinnamon stick .. 1" piece
Cloves ............. 4-5
Onions .......... 1 cup
Tomatoes ..... 1
Ginger paste .. 1 tsp
garlic paste ... 1 tsp
Green chillies .. 1-2
Coriander leaves .. handful
Mint leaves .... few
Turmeric powder .. 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder ... 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder ........ 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder .. 1/4 tsp
Salt ................ to taste
Desi ghee ............. 2 -3 tbsps
Oil ....................... 1/4 cup to fry the onions for garnishing.
Wash the chicken and cut into tiny pieces.
Soak the rice and dal together for at least one hour.
When they give out an aroma add 1/2 cup the sliced onions. (save the remaining to deep fry for garnishing) and the ginger garlic paste.
After the Tomato is soft tip in the chicken pieces.
Add the salt and spice powders.
Saute until the spices are well blended with the chicken.
Now add the soaked rice and dal.
Add 3 cups of water.. Adjust the salt. Add the mint and coriander leaves.
Close the pressure cooker and cook for 3 whistles and reduce the heat.
After 1/2 a minute close the gas. Allow the pressure cooker to cool down.
Meanwhile heat the oil in a kadai and fry the remaining onions to golden brown colour.
Remove them and set aside for garnishing.
Open the cooker and stir carefully. At this stage you can add a spoonful of ghee and mix or you can add it in the plates individually while serving.
Garnish with coriander leaves, crispy fried onions and a spoonful of ghee and serve immediately.
I am in awe of good dhal recipes! This looks really interesting.ReplyDelete
Thanks Heidi.. it is a very balanced and healthy dish too.Delete
Hubby loves the famous kheema khichdi which my friend makes and am sure he'll fall in love with the chicken khichdi too.ReplyDelete
Then you must make it for him Mayuri :)Delete
Khichdi is one of our go to comfort foods and my family love the khichdi with lots of veg in it with plain curd and papad.ReplyDelete
We also love khichdi with moong dal and veggies.. I make it very often.Delete
We make the veggie version of khichedi on the days we want to eat something light. Cooking ot in the pressure cooker is a good idea.ReplyDelete
Ditto Mina.. we also love it and make it every weekDelete