Khichdi with Till-Imli-Pudina(Sesame Tamarind Mint) Chutney and Onion Omelet is a classic weekend brunch combo among Hyderabadi families.Kheema and pappad are palatable sides,my sister dearest makes the best tasting kheema and of course Ammi(mom) makes the best Khichdi.With winter like low temperatures my Idli and Dosa batter are not actively fermenting,khichdi turned out to be the quick substitute for brunch.
The lentils in the khichdi are usually Toor(split pegion peas)\Masoor(Split Orange Lentils)\yellow split Mung.
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Recipe Green Mung Khichdi
1/2 cup Whole Green Moong Lentil
2 cups Rice
1 small onion,Sliced
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 green chillies
1/4 cup mint leaves
Whole spices like 2-3 cloves,1 cinnamon stick
Soak the lentils in water for about an hour.Wash rice and soak in 2 cups of water, for about 10 minutes.
Heat the oil in a medium sauce pan . Add chopped onions ,whole spices,whole green chillies and cumin seeds. saute for a minute and add ginger garlic paste. Roast for a minute with turmeric. Drain the water from rice and lentils . Add soaked rice in to the skillet and roast until rice turns pearly. Now add the lentils with 2 cups of water and mint leaves. Cover and cook until rice is puffed and cooked through.Serve with Till(Sesame) Mint Chutney and Onion Omelet
Which is you favorite weekend brunch combo?