Thursday, June 11, 2009

Cabbage Kichdi

This name of the dish might sound weird, but trust me it tastes yummy. It is quiet simple and if you are looking for a pot meal, then this is your Saviour. This gets done in a jiffy and is very mildly spiced. This is a nutritious yet tasty and healthy dish

Ingredients :

Cabbage - 1 cup finely chopped
Moong dal - 1/2 cup
Rice - 3/4 cup
Red chillies - 8 nos. (split to half)
curry leaves - 10 nos.
cumin - 1/2 spoon
mustard - 1/2 spoon
oil - 1 spoon
salt - to taste
water - 3 1/2 cups

Method :

Soak the moong dal in water for 15 mins. You could get your cabbage chopped meanwhile. Add oil to the pressure cooker. Once it is hot, add cumin,mustard and curry leaves. Fry them till mustard sputters. Add red chillies. Now add the cabbage and fry a little till the raw smell disappears. Do not let them change color though. Now add the soaked moong dal and washed rice. Add water and salt. Let it cook for 4 whistles. Serve hot with pickle/raita.

Tip : Add more water if you want it to be more mushy. You could add grated ginger if you like.

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