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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Green Mung Khichidi


Khichdi with Till-Imli-Pudina(Sesame Tamarind Mint) Chutney and Onion Omelet is a classic weekend brunch combo among Hyderabadi families.Kheema and pappad are palatable sides,my sister dearest makes the best tasting kheema and of course Ammi(mom) makes the best Khichdi.With winter like low temperatures my Idli and Dosa batter are not actively fermenting,khichdi turned out to be the quick substitute for brunch.
The lentils in the khichdi are usually Toor(split pegion peas)\Masoor(Split Orange Lentils)\yellow split Mung.

Did you know lentils\legumes is the best food for a healthy heart and its soluble fiber helps in stabilizing blood sugar levels.Read everything you need to know about the lentils nutrition here.
For more heart healthy lentil\legumes recipes,don't miss the My Legume Love Affair event started by Well Seasoned Cook,hosting the fourth helping is Sra of When my Soup came alive.

Recipe Green Mung Khichdi
Ingredients
1/2 cup Whole Green Moong Lentil
2 cups Rice
1 small onion,Sliced
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 green chillies
1/4 cup mint leaves
Whole spices like 2-3 cloves,1 cinnamon stick

Method
Soak the lentils in water for about an hour.Wash rice and soak in 2 cups of water, for about 10 minutes.
Heat the oil in a medium sauce pan . Add chopped onions ,whole spices,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 lentils . Add soaked rice in to the skillet and roast until rice turns pearly. Now add the lentils with 2 cups of water and mint leaves. Cover and cook until rice is puffed and cooked through.Serve with Till(Sesame) Mint Chutney and Onion Omelet




Which is you favorite weekend brunch combo?

19 comments:

Kitchen Flavours said...

Yummy and healthy recipe. Nice entry to the event.

Sara said...

Hi Yasmeen, khichadi with mint leaves sounds like a good combination..got to try that.And great pictures too!!

Divya Vikram said...

Havent heard of this khichdi..Sounds yummy!

Cham said...

Love kkichdi, love the topping with egg :)
Weekend only lunch :)

raaji said...

how could you get an idea to make a wonderful dish with whole moong dal......gr8

n33ma said...

I'm seeing this after such a long time......Looks good and so healthy with the mung.

meeso said...

I love the taste of whole green moong, It's probably my favorite to cook with... This sounds delicious!

Curry Leaf said...

I thought it was mung dal .It is mung sorry for the mistake

Bharti said...

I've never made khichdi with the green moong before. Looks like a perfectly balanced meal.

Uma said...

khichdi looks so delicious! Nice entry.

Andhra Flavors said...

looks yummy and healthy too..

DEESHA said...

wow .. the pic looks sooo tempting .. awesome flavours

sra said...

Yasmeen, khichdi with omelette is a new combination for me! Thanks for the entry!

Ayesha said...

Healthy khichdi,yum!

philip said...

beautiful shot,nice recipe

Sally said...

I love lentils,this looks like a delicious way to eat'em

Simmy said...

Heart healthy khichdi looks so good.

syeda said...

WOW yummy khichdi! yes you are right this is he best weekend breakfast! Aww, just think of the old days when ,chhutti from school, sunday was all about khichdi khatta paapad,chadrakanta,mogli....sigh memories....thanx for brining back those memories

Anonymous said...

trying the recipe. Its still cooking, yet to try how it taste

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