Vaghareli Khichri

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 Diet Detox & Cleansing.

 

 Vaghareli Khichri Recipe 

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup/tipri rice (barik Surti kolam, basmati)
  • 1 Cup/tipri maag/mung OR red masoor daar (red lentils)
  • 2 Cups Water for cooking

Method

  1. Clean and wash both 3 times with water, and keep aside soaked in 2 cups water.
  2. Put the soaked dar/rice in a cooking vessel, add Water and 1 diced tomato, 2 jacket potatoes quartered, 2-3 slit green chillies and put on fire.
  3. In another thick bottomed vaghar vessel, add 1 tblsp pure ghee, add 1 tsp jeera, crackle 1 tsp mustard seeds, add 2 stems of curry patta, 10-12 cloves finely chopped garlic, 2 finely sliced onions, 1 tspn harad, 1/2 tsp hing, 3-4 red kashmir chillies and fry to a nice golden brown crisp Vaghar.
  4. Add this to the cooking dar rice khichri and cook covered on slow fire until soft and done. (as we say in parsi gujarati – vavri)
  5. Garnish with freshly cut coriander and eat just by itself or with fried vengna slices (shown above)  or dahi kadhi (shown above), sukka boomla no tarapori patio or just about anything.

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10 thoughts on “Vaghareli Khichri

  1. Meher Kakalia, thanks. Coming from you means so much!

    Yes, bit by bit you can check the water. If needed add more, however with 1 cup of rice, use 2 cups of water. The rice and dal are cooked together in the same pot. Hope this answers your question. 🙂

    I make this Vaghareli Khichri almost one a week for my family. I cook as above and add the rice and dal in the vaghar. Bring to a full rolling boil, then lower the heat to lowest on your stove. Set timer to 20 minutes and cook khichri covered. Steam should NOT escape. Fluff before serving.

    Rita

  2. Just seeing this amazing website – an addition to my Jaroo Mehta photocopy! How do you cook the rice dal? With water bit by bit or like a byriani?

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