Monday, December 19, 2016

Posted by Mala at 1:00:00 AM 1 comment
We all know the value of green gram sprouts...loaded with in vitamins and iron, lowers blood pressure, and especially for vegetarians it is a good source of protein.
This recipe is an unique one, never to be found anywhere.....but Malpats kitchen.....

Basmati rice - 2 cups
Green grams - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1, cut length wise
Salt to taste
Water - 4 cups

To Season
Cooking oil plus ghee - 3 tbsps
Jeera / cumin - 1 1/2 tsps
Slit green chillies - 4-6
Cardamoms - 4
Cloves - 4
Cinnamon sticks - 3-4
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 1/2 tsps

Recipe Cuisine: North Indian; Category: Lunch / Dinner
Prep time: 15 mts; Cooking time: 15 mts

Serves 6

First, green gram has to be sprouted. Soak them overnight, after washing twice in clean water. The next day morning, drain them completely without a drop of water, and place them inside a casserole, close the lid, and keep in a dark, shady place. Next day morning, open and see, you can see them well sprouted. If you are not making the khichdi at once, refrigerate them, and use when needed. If you have a sprout maker, then you can use that.

Take a pressure cooker, add oil and ghee, and season all the above mentioned ingredients.

Add the slit green chillies, onions and ginger-garlic paste and saute well, till the onions become translucent

Then add the rice, which has been soaked for 15 minutes and drained, and also the sprouts. 

Add salt to taste

Boil the measured water, and add. You can either cook for 2 whistles, or close the vent with a small cup(my usual method), and lower the flames, and cook for 10-12 minutes.

The aromatic, healthy, sprouted khichdi is ready. 

Serve the hot, tasty, and healthy khichdi with Gujarati Kadhi.

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* In case you do not have sprouts, you can use soaked green gram .
* This khichdi can be served with a raita too. Check out my raita varieties here


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