Monday, September 7, 2015

Mong Khetchir - Kashmiri Special

Kashmiri food makes an extensive use of turmeric and yoghurt. Superb preparation and fabulous aromatic flavor of the Kashmiri food is so alluring that even those who are not feeling hungry end up yearning for more. In Kashmiri dishes, garlic and onion are not used much as in the case of other Indian cuisines. Absolutely rich in taste and exotic in flavor, Kashmiri cuisine has become a popular choice. The strong influence of Kashmiri pandits, who are predominantly meat eaters, explains the reason why the cuisine of Kashmir has more of non vegetarian dishes. Kashmiri thali is preferred mainly for its non vegetarian dishes. However, there are some real mouthwatering vegetarian dishes too, which are relished by all.Kashmiris use ghee to cook meals, though in urban areas, well educated families have started using mustard oil as an alternative, to avoid the intake of high fat in ghee.The cuisine of Kashmir is truly unique and has absolutely no comparison.

Mong Khetchir, Kashmiri Moongdal khichdi

This second week of this month's blogging marathon goes for Indian states as theme. Needless to say, we marathoners will be showcasing 6 different states during this week. My today's post goes for Kashmiri special, Mong khetchir is a simple, nutritious and quite an easy one pot meal prepared simply with whole green moongdal and rice. This rice goes for very simple ingredients and no onions,garlic is needed obviously there is no chopping. Eventhough this rice goes for quick preparation, this dish served with a spicy curry or raita makes a filling meal. Mong Khetchir is definitely a protein packed food suits prefectly awesome to carry in your lunch box. We had this mong khetchir simply with some mango pickle, this food is quite a comforting meal.

Mong Khetchir, Kashmiri Khetchir

 Recipe source: BonGong
1cup Green moong dal
4tsp Mustard oil or cooking oil
1tsp Cumin seeds
2cups Rice
1/2tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Ginger powder
4cup Water
2nos Green chillies (slit opened)

Heat the oil in a pressure cooker and let it heat, add cumin seeds and roast them well.

Add moong dal to the cooker and stir it for 2-3 minutes and keep the flame on medium heat.

Now add 2 cups of rice to the cooker and stir well, add now the turmeric powder, green chillies, ginger powder and salt to it and mix again finally add the water.

Pressure cook it on high flame, cook upto 3 whistles. Turn off the heat.

Once the cooker gets cool, open the lid, mong khetchir is ready to serve.

Serve with pickle, chutney.

Kashmiri Mong Ketchir

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  1. that is looking super delicious.. so comforting Priya!!

  2. I too love Kashmiri dishes and your flavoured rice looks simply awesome. Excellent preparation.

  3. Looks like a nice comforting meal...

  4. looks mouthwatering, can almost smell it :)

  5. This khichdi looks to be a real comfort food..quite like our Sindhi khichdi.

  6. Nice meal. Yellow rice is inviting

  7. This is an interesting rice recipe. Yumm

  8. such a simple and nice inviting plate of rice...full of warmth

  9. Whole moong khichdi looks delicious. Would love to taste it with some curd.

  10. So much like our moong khichdi na ... Nice to know about a new dish here

  11. Interesting recipe and it looks inviting..

  12. Inviting dish love the color combo of the dish.

  13. Priya, the kichurdi has come out so well!..good one..

  14. That is such a simple and comforting dish from Kashmir Priya.

  15. Looks like a really filling meal. Delicious..

  16. Sounds like one comforting meal. It is surprising that how each Indian state has one khichdi recipe of their own.

  17. Easy recipe and looks delicious too!!!


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