Kichidi,I dont know whether the name of the dish is correct or not,we call it kichidi.It is very similar to Pongal but the difference is we use toordal instead of moongdal.Kichidi is a easy dish,I usually make it when I feel lazy to cook regular dal n curry,but still it makes a whole mealIngridents:

Rice:1 Cup
Toor Dal:1/2 cup
Red Chillies:5 no
Green Chillies:3 (cut)
Jeera:1 tbspn
Curry leaves:6-7
Garlic Pods:5 BigOil-2 spns
Water:3 cups(1:2 for Rice and 1:1 for toor dal)
Salt:To Taste


1.Wash n Soak the toor dal for 1 hr.
2.Put a pan on flame,add oil and let it heat,when the oil is hot add cumin seeds, crushed garlic pods n fry till garlic smeels good and turn light gold color.
3.Now add curry leaves and red chillies,fry them.
4.Add the soaked toor dal to the pan and fry it for 2 mins.
5.Now add the rice to this toor dal mixture,add salt as per ur taste and pour water.
6.Check for the seasonings.If requried adjust them.
7.Shift the whole mixture to rice cooker and cook it.
8.When the rice is done serve it hot with mango pickle or thick curds.

If u want the rice to be mashy u can add more amount of water.

Sharing this recipe with Me and My Kitchen for the event EFM-Variety Rice Series.

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