Recipe Khichdi in the pressure cooker made with rice and split green mung beans
Simple, wholesome, light, fast, easy, comfort, meal-in-a-pot- I was toying with all the above adjectives while thinking of a name for this dish and each one was as fitting as the other.
You can resort to a Khichdi when:
~you have to cook something just for yourself
~you have come home late after a shopping spree and have no interest in searching through take-away menus
~ you’re feeling low in spirits
~you’re recovering from an illness
~you’re feeling homesick
~your maid is on leave/ or the dishwasher has conked off
Khichdi is a simple gruel of a lentil and rice which can be made bland / spicy, with/ without vegetables. It’s very versatile and can be made in a matter of 10 minutes if you have a pressure cooker and in 20 if you don’t. It’s also very forgiving-because you don’t need each grain of rice to be separate as in a pulao. You just throw in the ingredients and it take care of itself.
I’m sure everyone has their own recipe of Khichdi reserved for the times mentioned above. Here’s my recipe.