Chicken Khichadi


2 cups basmati rice-ghee sauted

1 1/4 cups split yellow moong dhal

1/2 kg boneless chicken pieces

2 tbsp ghee

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 cinnamon stick-crushed

1 bay leaf

1 tsp ginger-grated

5 green chillies-slit

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp sugar

15 shallots,peeled

2 red chillies-split

2 tsp salt

1 big onion-sliced

3 tbsp fresh green peas

1/2 tsp garam masala

3 tbsp grated coconut

2 tsp refined oil

few coriander and curry leaves


Wash Dhal and rice separately.Keep them aside.Ghee-saute basmati rice with 1 tbsp ghee.

Heat the remaining 1 tbsp ghee in a pressure pan and add cumin seeds, cinnamon sticks,bay leaf,grated ginger,half the onions and curry leaves.saute for 3 mins.

Then add chicken pieces,green chillies,turmeric powder,sugar and salt.saute for few mins and add 4 1/2 cups water and let it cook for 10 mins.

Meanwhile take a kadai and heat 2 tsp oil and saute red chillies,shallots,fresh green peas,coriander leaves and garam masala together for 3 mins.Finally add grated coconut and saute this for a min. keep this aside.

Add ghee-sauted basmati rice,split moong dhal and the sauted shallots-green peas mixture and pressure cook for 2 mins.Open the pressure pan lid after 10 mins.

Serve this hot with any korma or stew or sambar or chutney.

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