Khichuri recipe

INGREDIENTS:
BASMATI RICE– 1lb
MUNG DAAL–1lb
Cumin seeds – 2tsp
Bay leaf – 2
Dry red chilli – 2
Cinnamon sticks – 1 large broken into small pieces
Cardomom – 4
Clove- 4
Tumeric powder – 1 tsp
Salt – about 2tsp per lb each of rice and daal
sugar – 1tsp
cumin powder – 2tsp
ginger paste – 1tsp
garam masala powder- 1tsp
Ghee/clarified butter – 2tbsp or more

PROCEDURE:

  1. Dry fry the mung daal in a pan till it becomes light brown in color. You will get an aroma.
  2. Wash and soak the mung daal for 2hours.
  3. Wash and soak the rice for 2 hours.
  4. In a large / 4 quart scaucepan pour some oil and add the following to the oil:
    cumin seeds),bay leaf, dry chilly(optional) and gararm masala(cinnamon,clove and cardamon).
  5. Add the soaked daal into the vessel. Add turmeric powder,salt,sugar to taste, cumin powder and ginger paste. Add  water to immerse the daal and bring it to boil.
  6. Add rice when the daal  is half done and add water approx same volume as the rice. Let it cook till the rice and daal are fully cooked.
  7. Add some ghee and garam masala powder at the end. Make sure the mixture(khichuri) is neither too watery nor too dry.
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