8 February, 2013
Plain Khichri – Parsi style
It is the Ayurvedic detox food. Khichadi, pronounced kich-ah-ree and sometimes spelled “kitchari” or “khichdi,” has long been used to nourish babies and the elderly, the sick and the healthy during special times of Detox and Diet Cleansing.
1 cup rice
1/2 cup tuver Dal
2 cups water
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp salt
2 tbsps oil
Take a large 4 quart pot with a tight fitting cover.
Finely slice the onion and fry in oil till golden brown.
Add dal, water, salt and turmeric and bring to rolling boil on high heat. This is crucial to khicri coming out well done.
Add rice and bring to boil again.
Cover pot and lower heat to lowest possible.
Cook for 20 minutes covered.
This rice dish goes well with kids, give with a little sugar added to 1 year olds.