November 24, 2012

Quick and Easy Meals: Pearl Millet and Brown Rice Khichdi Recipe

It has been a very long, tiring and hectic week from all fronts - at home, blogging-wise (NaBloPoMo) and at work. That's when my mind wheels around for some quick and easy meals. Put everything together in one pot and Voila, it should be done. Today's recipe - Pearl Millet and Brown Rice Khichdi  is such dish which I made today for lunch. Instead of the traditional white rice, I substituted the same with pearl millets and brown rice.

A small bowl of this khichdi with pickle and papads on the side is sumptuous enough for a busy weeknight or to spend your weekend, just lazing around without spending too much time in the kitchen. :-)


{Recipe} Pearl Millet and Brown Rice Khichdi

Serves 2-3


1/2 cup brown rice
1/2 cup pearl millet
1/2 cup moong dal
1/2 cup chopped spinach
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp melted ghee
2 tsp finely chopped ginger
few curry leaves, corainder leaves
1 green chilli, slit lengthwise
4 cups of water
pinch of hing
salt - to taste
1/2 tsp black pepper


1. Wash and soak brown rice, millet and moong dal for atleast 1 hour.

2. In a pressure cooker, add soaked brown rice, millet, moong dal, spinach along with 4 cups of water. Cook for 4 whistles. Keep aside and let the pressure subside.

3. Heat 1 tbsp of ghee in a pan and add cumin seeds, ginger, hing, green chilies, curry leaves and coriander. Once they brown up a little, add pressure cooked rice and dal mixture. Season with salt & pepper powder. Mix well. Cook for 4-5 minutes until everything comes together.

4. Just before serving, drizzle the rest of the melted ghee and Serve with any chutney/pickle & papads.

More Simple Weeknight Meal Ideas:

Barley Lentil Chunky Soup
Margherita Tortilla Pizza
Easy Vegetarian Bean Chilli Recipe
Spaghetti Aglio Olio
Brown Rice Bisibelebath
Home-made Coconut Milk Fried Rice 
Roasted Cauliflower with Whole Cumin Seeds
Gobhi/Cauliflower Paratha, with Pickle Raita
Easy Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce and Fried Egg
Jeera Aloo 

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