Tuesday, August 4, 2020

OATS KHICHDI


Khichdi is one of the healthiest one pot meal as it has all the healthy ingredients.This version is even more healthier as I have used oats instead of rice. It tasted as good as the khichdi made with rice. It is an easy meal option made with any vegetables you have at home. It can just be relished with some curd, pickle and papad.

Ingredients:
Oats .............. 1 & 1/2 cups
Moong dal .... 3/4 cup
Carrot ............ 1/4 cup (diced)
Green peas ..... 1/4 cup
Red, yellow and green bell peppers .. 1/4 cup (mixed)
Tomato .............. 1
Green chiilies ... 1 or 2
Coriander leaves ... handful
Turmeric powder .... 1/4 tsp
Cumin powder ....... 1/2 tp
Red chilli powder ... 1/4 tsp (optional)
Asafoetida ............. 1/8 tsp (add as per your liking)
Cumin seeds .......... 1/2 tsp
Oil ........................ 3 tbsps
Ghee ................... 1 tbsp

Method:
1. Soak the moong dal.
2. Cut all the vegetables and set aside.
3. In a pan heat half of the oil and roast the oats for a minute stirring continuously. Remove them in a bowl.
4. Heat the remaining oil and add the cumin seeds and asafoetida.
5. When they crackle, tip in the tomato and the diced vegetables.
6. Add salt, turmeric, cumin powder, green chillies and stir fry a little.
7. Now add 4 cups of water and bring to a boil. If you like a softer consistency add half cup more.
8. Stir in the roasted oats and moong dal.
9. Let it cook on medium flame until it is is done.
10. Finally add the coriander leaves and a tbsp of ghee and stir.
11. Serve hot.

Note: you can also use a pressure cooker for this. In that case reduce the quantity of water . 3 and 1/2 cups should do.

This recipe is part of the A-Z Recipe Challenge in a facebook group wherein we bloggers come together and choose  key ingredients alphabetically to make and post a dish every month. Alphabet of this month is- "O"  and I chose oats and made this dish


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