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Methi Khichdi

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Ingredients

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1 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp jeera seeds
1/2 tsp jeera seeds
1 tsp jeera seeds
2 green chilies – sliced
1 cup methi leaves – finely chopped
1/4 tsp chilly red powder
1/4 tsp black pepper powder
salt to taste
1/2 cup rice – soaked and washed for 30 mins
1/2 cup yellow moong dal –soaked and washed for 30 mins
3-4 cups water

Nutritional information

282 kcal
calories
34.09 g
carbohydrates
15.47 g
protein
20.12 g
fat
23 mg
sodium
0 mg
cholesterol

Methi Khichdi

Features:
  • Veg
Cuisine:
  • 30 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Ingredients

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There are a lot of reasons you should try this methi khichdi. Khichdi is already a pretty standard dish in India; the methi variation is aromatic, flavorful, and full of the health benefits provided by mint. The mint makes this khichdi refreshing and great to eat as an appetizer or side dish. Using the one pot method also makes this dish extremely simple to prepare, so not only will you receive all the health benefits associated with it, but you are almost guaranteed to make it correctly.

Health Benefits

Many people eat mint for its more traditional benefits, primarily the ability to treat halitosis, or bad breath. While this is definitely important, mint has a lot of other health benefits that make it a worthwhile addition to your food. Regularly consuming meat can help improve digestion, increase weight loss, relieve nausea, fatigue, depression, and headaches. Mint can also help to treat certain respiratory conditions like asthma and bronchitis. It is also a natural treatment for skin problems.

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How to make Methi Khichdi

  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker.
    • Add mustard seeds and cook them until they start to splutter.
    • Add the methi seeds and jeera; fry them until they are lightly browned.
  • Add and fry the onions till they turn a pinkish color.
  • Add methi leaves and green chilies.
    • Fry everything for 1 min.
  • Add dry spices and cook for another minute.
  • Add dal, water, and rice then close the cooker.
  • Reduce the gas and let it cook after one whistle.

Trivia

Did you know there are around 18 species of mint?

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