Chana Dal Khichdi

Chana Dal Khichdi: A Twist To Your Diwali Season

This Chana Dal khichdi is extremely popular among the South Indian Diaspora as it is very healthy for diabetics. and can even help in weight loss. As far as tastes are concerned, this Chana Dal Khichdi is definitely sweet and delicious and can be made to suit any occasion. However, to make the best of your Chana Dal khichdi, try making them in the summer.

To make this recipe even more interesting you can include some raisins or raisin dates into the puree. to give it a rich flavour. To make the authentic Chana Dal Khichdi one needs to follow a few steps to make sure the dish has a smooth taste.

The basic ingredients of the dish are

  • Rice
  • Spices
  • Vegetables
  • A dal (Dal is a term used in the Indian subcontinent for dried, split pulses that do not require pre-soaking)

How to Prepare Chana Dal Khichdi

Chana Dal Khichdi is very easily prepared and you can be up and about in no time at all. To start preparing the Chana Dal Khichdi first wash the rice with clean water. Then soak each piece of rice separately in water for a few minutes.

Bring the rice to the boil then add in the spices. Add in the

Cook the rice until the pressure cooker releases a whistle

After the rice is cooked you can now switch on your pressure cookers. To be able to do this you need to ensure that the rice cooker is in the ‘On’ position. After this, you will need to set the timer for ten minutes at a time.

If you feel that the rice is not cooking through then you can reduce the time. Once the rice has finished cooking, you need to place it in the pressure cooker. It is important to remember that the pressure cooker has to be placed in ‘High’ pressure.

If it is in low pressure then the rice may overcook. You will also want to use the ‘On/Off’ switch. When the pressure cooker is in high pressure, you then need to lower the speed of the cooker. You also need to turn the valve to the ‘Off’ position before the timer is done. After this, you will need to place the lid back on the cooker.

How to Serve the Chana Dal Khichdi

They are best made hot and when served with chutneys. Puree the rice, vegetables, spices and dal and serve immediately. If you like you can garnish with some coriander leaves and mint leaves as well.

If you want to keep the Chana Dal Khichdi fresh then you should keep them covered tightly in a refrigerator. and use plastic wrap to keep them inside. Also, you should not allow them to warm in your microwave oven as this may result in burning.

The easiest and an easy way to eat khichdi are to cut the khichdi into pieces. You can then cut the pieces and sprinkle them over salads or other dishes. You could also serve them with pickle relishes

These Diwali Seasoning Recipes is easy and quick to prepare. Try them today

Garam Masala Khichdi: Mix together some onions, coriander powder, turmeric powder, green chillies and mustard seeds. If you like you can add some cardamom powder too.

Cumin Curry Khichdi: Mix chopped onion and turmeric together and then roast it until it becomes soft and mushy. When it is ready you can use a blender to grind the mixture.

Chana Dal Khichdi: Use any khichdi to make a big batch of this spicy and delicious snack. Heat some oil in a pan and then add the khichdi, onion, curry leaves, turmeric and coriander powder and cook on medium-high heat until they become fragrant.

Coconut Powder: Mix together some crushed cashews, butter and salt to make a thick paste and cook the paste on a low fire. You will find the paste to go from light to golden brown.

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