When there’s nothing much in the kitchen or the fridge isn’t stocked enough. When you just don’t feel like cooking luxuriously and all you want is a simple, one pot meal… then Khichdi comes to our immediate rescue. For me, Khichdi, has always been, one of my most preferred comfort foods of all time. I crave for it especially when it rains or when it’s slightly chilly, and I relish it absolutely hot, just off the burner. Khichdi, is also one quick meal, I prefer making it often, as it’s easier to cook after a tiring day, and turns out to be a considerably healthy meal, with a mix of veggies, rice, pulses, etc. I love making khichdi with lightly roasted moong dal and lots of vegetables like, cauliflower, potatoes, green peas, carrots, french beans etc. and serve it with mango pickle or red chilli pickle. Occasionally, I also make some fritters and crisp potato chips or papads to serve as accompaniments.
Earlier, at home, I remember, we used to have Khichdi on saturday nights, a norm that was followed for many years. Back then, there was no such thing called weekends. I guess, we used to look forward to Sundays, the only holiday of the week, so that was our simplest way to celebrate our joys. I made this khichdi, just the way my mom makes it – a pure Yumm! 🙂 This has very little spices too, just some grated ginger, turmeric powder, salt and sugar.
What’s your favorite weekend meal otherwise?