A well spent weekend with lots of food and frolic, Monday usually seems to be the most lazy ones to get me inside the kitchen. For those days when I had indulged myself too much on heavy food and feeling blotted… MOONG DAL KHICHDI is that one ultimate desi one pot meal that keeps digestion easy. Who says Khichdi is had only during illness, well my khichdi is no less that a pond of ghee with lots of tadka floating and enjoyed with raita, papad, chutney and achaar.
Petite Yellow Lentils (split and dehusked ming beans) mixed and cooked with rice together and flavored with Indian spices is Moong Dal Khichdi. The consistency of the khichdi depend on personal choice. Mostly it is eaten as a porridge. In India Khichdi is considered to be a light meal and ideal for patients during illness. But there are various communities in India where Khichdi happens to be a part of their daily meals and also an important part of the menu during festivals or religious offerings. Hence khichdi is not just a part of patient’s meal, in fact it can also be enjoyed as a complete one pot meal with a scrumptious tempering and accompaniments.