kichidi means - Combination of Rice and Lentil cooked with some spices. This is served as a main meal and it's so soothing and easy to digest. I prepare this during my lazy days, which takes only 20mins of work overall! You can make this with lentils like - Mung,Yellow or Red lentil.
Yellow Lentil - 1 cup
Rice - 1.5 cup
Onion chopped - 1cup
Cumin seeds - 1tbsp
Green Chillies chopped - Tbsp
Cinnamon stick - 1/2 "
Cardamom - 1 pod
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1tbsp
Cloves - 2
Chilly Powder - 1tsp
Turmeric - 1 tsp
Cilantro for garnish.
Heat the oil, add the cumin, green chillies, ginger & garlic paste, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom.
Add the chopped Onions and fry till it is translucent.
Add the chilly powder, turmeric and salt, cook till the raw smell subsides.
Mix the washed lentil and rice add 6 cups of water and cook for 2 whistles in pressure cooker.
If not using pressure cooker - Cook them covered for 15-20 mins.
remove from heat and garnish with Cilantro.
Serve with Pickle or Yogurt, I served it with Tomato Pickle and Okra fry.