February 21, 2009

Simple Pulagam

It was quite a hectic Saturday for me. I was working my ass off (literally) all-day as there is an important deadline to meet at work. But, that didn't stop me from sticking to my resolution - 'to eat healthy and sleep well', no matter how busy I am. :)

..and as per my ongoing project - 'A week without shopping', I have to complete my pantry stuff first. Hmmm, my first thought for breakfast was a healthy 'Vegetable French Toast'. So, that was it and with (2 servings of veggies and spinach + eggs+ bread), it was very filling.

For lunch (and dinner), with limited time available on hand, I wanted to cook something simple yet tasty. I finally zeroed it for a Simple Pulagam (rice + moong dal) a.k.a Khichdi. :D

Simple Pulagam

2 cups Rice, uncooked, thoroughly washed
1 cup Moong dal, washed
1/2 Onion, chopped finely
1 clove Garlic
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp Turmeric
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp Curry powder
1 tsp Oil
1/2 tsp Butter

Heat oil in pressure cooker and saute onions & garlic until golden brown. Add rest of the ingredients except butter and cook for a min. Finally add butter, mix well and let it cook for 2 whistles. Serve once the pressure is off with raita or pickle, just I did. Yummy!

This recipe is a very simple and versatile dish, where you can approximate all the ingredients and is my entry to Recipes for Rest of Us: Dinner edition, hosted here at Siri's Corner.

Thats it for now ppl. Good night!



  1. Hey siri we call this moong daal and rice kichdi. loks yummy nd is very easy.

  2. Lovely entry for RFRU..kichidi is an all time comforting food :)

  3. You are great to pull this off. I will go crazy if i don't go shopping for one week. Pulagam looks yummy.

  4. Khichri looks very delicious Siri.

  5. this is smple comfort food at it's best.


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