One dish meals Khichda
ONE DISH MEAL - KHICHDA
One dish meal
Wheat (Broken)-1/4 kg
Water- 1 litre
Red Chilli Pdr- 1 tsp
Oil- 2 tbsp
Ginger paste- 1 tsp
Garlic paste- 1 tsp
Chana dal- 2 tbsp
Urad dal- 2 tbsp
Meat- ¼ kg
Ginger garlic paste- 2 tsp
Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp
Red Chilli powder- 1 tsp
Coriander powder- 1 tsp
Cinnamon- 1” pc
Onion- 1 finely chopped
Water- 1 glass
- Soak the wheat, chana dal and urad dal overnight. In the pressure cooker boil water. Add wheat, dals, oil, chilli pdr, ginger and garlic paste and salt. Pressure cook till done. After it is cool grind half of it in a mixer.
- Marinate the meat with ginger garlic paste, turmeric, red chilli powder, coriander powder, cinnamon and salt for 2 hrs.
- In a cooker fry the onion, add the marinated meat and fry well. When the meat changes colour, add water and pressure cook till over done.
- After the cooker is cool, add the gravy of the meat to the wheat. Crush the meat and add to the wheat. Mix well. Add half cup milk and 2 tsp garam masala. If need add water (consistency should be a little thin). Cook on a low flame till done( thick).
Onions-5 cut into slices and deep fried (bilista)
Ginger-3” pc cut into juliennes
Coriander- a bunch, finely cut
Mint- a bunch, finely cut
Remove the khichda in a serving bowl. Pour hot ghee on top. Garnish with bilista, ginger, coriander and mint leaves and a little lime juice. Enjoy with kadhi and par.
The significance of Khichda
Khichda is a meal prepared on the 10th of Moharrum by the followers of Imam Hussain. The main ingredients of khichda are meat and broken wheat.
To prepare broken wheat :
Sprinkle some water on regular wheat to make it damp. Lightly break it in a mixer. Dry it in the sun. Rub it with both hands and blow away the outer covering of the wheat. You have broken wheat for the khichda.
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