Shahjahani Khichdi

Shahjahani Khichdi

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The mughals were known to name certain dishes after themselves to signify where they were invented. A brilliant khichdi made from rice and moong, this preparation is flavoured with whole garam masalas. Freshly grated coconut and cashewnuts are used to add volume and flavoring to the khichdi. Enjoy it with fresh curds, papad and pickle.

Shahjahani Khichdi recipe - How to make Shahjahani Khichdi

Soaking Time:  2 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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  1. Clean, wash and soak the rice and moong together for 2 hours. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Heat the ghee in a pressure cooker and add the cumin seeds.
  3. When the seeds crackle, add the cloves, cinnamon, peppercorns, cardamom, curry leaves and onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Add the cashewnuts and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  5. Add the rice-moong mixture, 3 cups of hot water, coconut, salt and green chilli paste, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  6. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  7. Garnish with coriander and serve immediately with curds, papad and pickle.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy339 cal
Protein13.6 g
Carbohydrates51.5 g
Fiber9 g
Fat8.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium15.6 mg
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Shahjahani Khichdi
 on 13 Aug 15 09:05 AM

shahjahani khichdi.. a khichdi with whole moong.. simply tasty.. chewy.. crunchy.. and flavourful.. the flavours comes in every bite that we take.. and served with pickles and curds.. wow.. just superb..
Shahjahani Khichdi
 on 03 May 14 08:00 PM

Shahjahani Khichdi
 on 06 Mar 13 03:17 PM

Nice, flavoursome Sukhi khichdi....can have it with kadhi or plain curds...Ghee gives nice aroma...
Shahjahani Khichdi
 on 06 Mar 13 11:28 AM

Love the taste of basmati rice cooked with moong, mild spiced and easy to make.
Shahjahani Khichdi
 on 14 Sep 12 03:04 PM

As our family is from South India, we are not used to such type of foods. It was really a treat to the taste buds with totally different taste and all of us loved it.