Brown Khichdi is a healthy and tasty dish. This Khichdi is a healthy version of white rice Khichdi. This has a unique combination of brown rice and moong dal. This Khichdi is a mouth-watering and wholesome meal which you can prepare in any season. This dish has more fiber content and also very nutritious. This dish has a nice authentic taste and is perfect for lunch or dinner.
1/2 cup unpolished brown rice
1 cup green moong dal (split green gram)
2 tsp ghee
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
2 cloves (laung / lavang)
3 black peppercorns (kalimirch)
salt to taste
1.In a bowl, add the brown rice and green moong dal and enough water and soak it for 30 minutes and then drain water from it and keep it aside.
2.Heat the ghee in a pressure cooker, add the cumin seeds, asafoetida, turmeric powder, cloves, and peppercorns and fry on a medium flame for a few seconds.
3.Add the rice-moong dal, salt and 3 cups of water, mix it nicely and cook for 25 min and switch off the flame and allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
4.Add ¾ cup of water, mix it nicely and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes and switch off the flame and serve it hot with any raita of your choice.