Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Bhaja Mug Dal Khichudi with Fried Onions

Yellow Mung Dal - 3/4 cup
White Rice - 3/4 cup (Use Gobindabhog or Kaljira rice)
Water - 5 cups
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Red Chili Powder - 1/4 tsp

Oil - 1 to 2 tbsp.
Red Onion - 1 small, thinly sliced
Green Chilies - 2
Garlic - 2 cloves, thinly sliced
Ginger - 1/2 inch, finely chopped

Heat a heavy bottomed pan or a pressure cooker pan. Roast the mung dal over slow heat till it emits a nice aroma. Add the rice, salt, turmeric and red chili powder and 4 cups of water and mix well.

Cook over medium heat without any cover stirring once in a while. If required add another cup of water and cook till the rice and dal are done but not mushy. Keep aside.

Heat oil in a separate pan and add the sliced onion, green chilies, garlic and ginger. Cook till the onion caramelizes. Pour this over the khichudi and serve immediately.

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