Entrees, Vegetarian

Chana dal Khichri

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Chana dal Khichri

Course: Entrees, VegetarianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Calories

320

kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dal Chana

  • 1 cup rice soaked for about 30 minutes

  • 5 tbs. oil

  • 1 medium sized onion sliced

  • 1 tbs. ginger (Adrak) paste

  • 1 tbs. garlic (Lehsan) paste

  • 1 tsp. whole cumin seeds (Zeera)

  • 6 black pepper (Kali Mirch)

  • 6 cloves (Laung)

  • 1 black cardamom (Bari Ilaichi)

  • ½ inch piece of cinnamon (Dalchini)

  • 1 tsp. salt (according to taste)

  • Instructions

Directions

  • Add about 3 cups of water and boil till the dal 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 allow the water to dry. Add Dal Chana and presoaked rice.
  • Add water so that it reaches about a 1½ cm above the level of the rice and dal.
  • Cover and cook till water dries and the rice and moong 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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