Simply put Dal Khichdi of your dream, restaurant style. This smoky flavoured Jain Dal Khichdi is what you always wanted to have but could never, as you didn’t know how to make it before, hehe. Now you know. Now you know the secret behind the tastiest Dal Khichdi ever made. Delicious, healthy, and bellyful, trust me, you will love this. You can serve this dal khichdi with preheated curd, pickle or papad.
Dal Khichdi - Restaurant Style
Rinse and soak for 10-15mins
In a pan, boil some water add rice and salt to it.
Cover and cook for 7-8mins.
Check if the rice is almost cooked.
Strain the cooked rice and keep it aside.
Wash and soak for half an hour.
In a cooker, add some ghee and wait for jeera to dance
Now add ginger, turmeric, soaked dal and 5 cups of water.
On a medium flame, cook for 3 to 4 whistles.
Depressurise the cooker naturally.
Heat the pan and add some ghee. Add jeera and wait for it dance.
Now add red chilli, green chilli, ginger, tomatoes, turmeric, coriander powder, red chilli powder, amchur, garam masala and 1 tsp of kasturi methi.
Cook till tomatoes are mushy.
Now add the cooked dal and mix well.
Add the cooked rice and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
Add some water to adjust the consistency and cook for another 4 to 5 minutes.
Now add the remaining 1tsp kasturi methi, lemon juice and fresh coriander.
For smoky flavour use live charcoal and ghee. (This process is optional)
Place a small bowl on the dal khichdi
In that bowl, place a heated charcoal and pour 1tsp of ghee on it.
Cover and let it remain in smoke for 3 to 4 minutes.
You will get a really nice smoky flavour, restaurant style.
for vaghar / tempering
Heat a vagar pan. Add some ghee, let the jeera dance as usual.
Now add red chilli powder, hing and whole red chilli.
Put vaghar as per your need while serving the dal khichdi.