Bardoli Ki Khichdi ( Gujarati Rice )

Gujarati Thali is basically a concept with the objective to present that real and traditional taste of Gujarati food. The Gujarati Thali is a very nice idea for all those who want to have the taste of traditional Gujarati cuisine. In the Gujarati Thali mainly there are four components Cereal, Pulses, Vegetables and Rice. And these components are accompanied by several other supplements such as pickle, chutney, papad, buttermilk and salad.

Today we are taking  one main Item of  Gujarati Thali .The Rice Preparation …  ” Khichdi ”  … though it is made by mixing  Toor Dal and Rice . This Rice main flavor is the Raw mango  ( in the Mango season  when  Raw mango is available  use that ) … If not then Aamchur Powder …

… But it got more texture of  Pullav than Khichdi … Goes well with Kachumber ( Salad ) and Dahi ka Raita .

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rice
  • 1 1/2 cups toor dal
  • 250 gms peas
  • 3-4 cubed potatoes
  • 2-3 green chilies
  • 1 raw mango
  • Jeera seeds
  • Mustard seeds
  • 1 Tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • Asafetida
  • 2 chopped onions
  • 1/2 chopped ginger
  • Ghee
  • Sugar ( A pinch balances the rawness of the mango  )
  • Salt
  • Fresh coriander for garnish

Method

Heat 1 tsp of ghee in a large pot.

Into this add cumin seeds and fry for two minutes.

Add chopped onions and saute till brown.

Add chopped ginger, split green chillies and fry on a low flame for 5 minutes.

Add turmeric powder and red chilli powder and let it cook till the oil ghee separates from the masala.

Add cubed potatoes, washed rice and washed dal and saute for 5 minutes.

Add in a pinch of asafetida powder, green peas, a tsp of sugar and salt to taste.

Also add raw mango, chopped into fine pieces.

Mix together and add in 4 cups of water. Bring to a simmer, cover the pot and let it simmer for 20-25 minutes.

Garnish the khichdi with fresh coriander and 2 tbsps of ghee.

Serve hot.

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