Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Lentil Rice(Khichdi) with Sesame Chutney

Lentil Rice(Khichdi)
Combining lentils with rice provides a wholesome meal. Mix some brown rice in white rice. Did you know that difference between brown and white rice is same as difference between whole wheat flour and all purpose?. While milling the brown rice in to white rice, most of the vitamins ,minerals and fiber are lost and so are many of the nutritive benefits of Rice. Buy some brown rice and mix with white rice while cooking rice.

Ingredients you'll need are
1/4 cup yellow Moong Lentil
1 1/2 cups Rice
1/2 cup Brown Rice
1 small onion
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 green chillies
some mint leaves

To make the Khichdi
Roast the lentil in a pan at medium flame until lightly brown.
Wash rice and soak it along with roasted lentils for 15 minutes.
Heat EVOO in a skillet . Add chopped onions ,whole green chillies and cumin seeds. saute for a minute and add ginger garlic paste. Roast for a minute with turmeric. Drain the water from rice and lentil . Add in to the skillet and roast until rice turns pearly. Now add 2 cups of water and mint leaves. Cover and cook until all water is dry.
Serve with Till(Sesame) Mint Chutney and Onion Omelet

Health nut Substitute
Using Green Whole Moong adds fiber for your recipe

Till Mint Chutney
Sesame seeds are full of nutrients . It has good source of manganese copper, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc and dietary fiber. Sesame Seeds have a cholesterol-lowering effect and prevents high blood pressure . It also has been found to protect the liver from oxidative damage.
Ingredients you'll need are
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup Mint leaves
1 teaspoon tamarind soaked in water
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 or more green chillies
1 table spoon EVOO

To make the chutney
Roast the sesame seeds until lightly brown.
Blend all the ingredients together with roasted sesame seeds . Add 1/4 cup of water to make a smooth chutney.

Onion Omelet
What you'll need is
1 medium Onion finely chopped
2 large Organic Eggs
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon chilly powder
1 green chilly chopped
1 tablespoon Mint or Cilantro chopped
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil(EVOO)

To make Onion omelet
Heat a non-stick pan on medium flame.
Meanwhile mix all the spices with chopped Onions in medium bowl. Break eggs in to onion mixture and whisk for few seconds until you see tiny bubbles. Drizzle EVOO around the heated pan. Pour in the egg mixture. Let the eggs set before flipping that takes about 2 minutes. Flip and let cook for another minute before serving.

Serve the Chutney and Omelet with Khichdi


umelbanat said...

Dear Yasmeen ...just tried this a while ago for lunch i served it with veggie soup....it's so yummy .....if you allow me I wanna post it on my blog ...linking it to yours ofcourse

Yasmeen said...

AsSalaam Alaykum Umelbanat,
I'm glad you are cooking up recipes from my blog. sure you can post this on your blog.
take care.

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