Entrees, Rice dishes, Vegetarian

Chana Daal Khichri

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Chana Daal Khichri

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Course: Entrees, VegetarianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Calories

320

kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Daal Chana

  • 1 cup Rice-soaked for about 30 minutes

  • 5 tbs. Vegetable Oil

  • 1 Onion (medium)-liced

  • 1 tbs. Ginger (Adrak)-paste

  • 1 tbs. Garlic (Lehsan)-paste

  • 1 tsp. Cumin Seeds (Zeera)-whole

  • 6 Black Pepper (Kali Mirch)

  • 6 Cloves (Laung)

  • 1 Black Cardamom (Bari Ilaichi)

  • 1/2 inch Cinnamon (Dalchini)-piece

  • 1 tsp. Salt (adjust to taste)

Directions

  • With 3 cups of water , boil daal till the daal becomes tender. Drain and keep aside.
  • In another pan, heat the oil and add the onions. Sauté till it starts to turn brown.
  • Add the Ginger (Adrak), Garlic (Lehsan), Cumin Seeds (Zeera)), Black Peppercorn. (Kali Mirch), Clove (Laung), Ilaichi, Cinnamon and Salt along with ½ cup of water. Mix well and cook to allow the water to dry. Add boiled daal and presoaked rice.
  • Add water so that it reaches about a 1½ cm (1/2 inch) above the level of the rice and daal.
  • Cover and cook till water dries and the rice and daal are tender.
  • Reduce heat to the minimum, cook in their own steam (dum) for another 5 minutes and remove.
  • Serve with garlic chutney or Achaar.

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