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Masala Khichidi

Creamy, comforting, a one pot protein meal with the goodness of quinoa, rice, and mixed lentils.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • medium pot / pressure cooker

Ingredients
  

In Your Kit

  • Pouch 1 Khichdi Mix ( quinoa, rice, and mixed lentils )
  • Pouch 2 Spice Blend
  • Pouch 3 Ghee

From Your Pantry

  • Water For Boiling
  • Salt To Taste
  • 1 Onion(optional)
  • Dash of fresh lime

Instructions
 

  • Pour out the Khichdi mix in a bowl; wash the rice & lentil mix with water 2-3 times until the water is clear. After done, soak for 10 minutes.
  • Heat a medium pot or pressure cooker with 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons of ghee or oil.
  • Add the contains of pouch 2 in the heated pan - let it sizzle for 30 seconds.
  • Add 1 small chopped onion - sauté well into the onions become golden.
  • Drain the rice and lentil mix and add it to the tempered onions.
  • For a porridge like consistency add 4 cups of water. For a mushy texture add around 3 cups of water instead. Mix well, add salt to taste. Then give a good stir so any of the food stuck at bottom releases.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium, cover, simmer for 15 mins, stir occasionally.
  • Add more water if it begins to stick to the bottom or dry out. The consistency should be creamy and moist.
  • Once soft and mushy, turn off the heat and let the khichdi set for 3 to 5 mins.
  • Serve hot and garnish each bowl with a drizzle of ghee, fresh lime juice and sprinkle of fresh herbs.

VARIATION

  • Add fresh chopped veggies of your choice to step 4.

LEFTOVER STORAGE

  • Refrigerate in glass container, and reheat with a splash of water as cold khichdi can get lumpy and dry, adjust consistency of water and boil to get back the creamy texture.

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Keyword comfort food, gourmet food, healthy and delicious, indian food, one pot meal, protein meal, quick curry, vegan