Moong Dal Khichda With Caramelized Onions

Moong Dal Khichda With Caramelized Onions

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 60

Cook Time : 20

Total Time : 80

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • Moong Dal 1 cups

  • Rice 1 cups

  • Onions sliced 2 nos

  • Tomoto pureed 1 nos

  • Green Chili Chopped 1 nos

  • Udupi Ruchi Garam masala powder 1 tsp

  • Udupi Ruchi pav bhaji masala 1/2 tsp

  • Salt 1/2 tsp

  • Red chili powder 1/2 tsp

  • Mustard Seeds 1 tsp

  • Jeera 1 tsp

  • Garlic Cloves,chopped finely 4-5 nos

  • Oil 4 tbsp

  • Water 6-8 cups

Directions

  • 01

    Wash and soak the rice and dal for 1 hour.

  • 02

    Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a pressure cooker.

  • 03

    Add 1 1/2 sliced onions while keeping some for caramelizing later on

  • 04

    Let cook till soft

  • 05

    Add the tomato puree and Cook till it changes colour.

  • 06

    Add in the mustard seeds and jeera.

  • 07

    Put in all seasonings like pav bhaji masala, garam masala, red chilli powder, haldi, salt, green chilli.

  • 08

    Stir fry for about 20 seconds.

  • 09

    Drain the rice and dal and add to the fried mixture.

  • 10

    Stir fry for a couple of minutes.

  • 11

    Add in water and cook for 3 to 4 whistles on full flame.

  • 12

    The water level should be about 3/4 inch above the rice and dal mix.

  • 13

    Let stand till the pressure releases.

  • 14

    Prepare the tempering by heating  2 tablespoon oil in a non stick pan.

  • 15

    Keeping the flame high, add in the remaining onions.

  • 16

    Stir fry continuously and let them get fried and caramelized.

  • 17

    Don't let them get burnt.

  • 18

    Toss in the garlic too and Let it change colour.

  • 19

    Shut off the flame and drain them on a tissue paper.

  • 20

    Open the cooker and Add 1 to 1 1/2 cups water.

  • 21

    Let it come to a boil on full flame.

  • 22

    Shut off the flame.

  • 23

    Remove the khichdi in a big serving bowl.

  • 24

    Sprinkle the onion and garlic all over and Serve hot.

  • 25

    Adjust khichdi consistency as per your liking.

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