Quick, easy recipe to cook healthy khichdi at home

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Rice, split yellow lentils, onion, tomato, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, turmeric powder, red chili powder, ginger, garlic, ghee, salt & cilantro leaves for garnish.

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Rinse & soak

Start by rinsing the rice and lentils thoroughly. Then, soak them in water for about 20-30 minutes. This step helps the rice and lentils cook evenly and reduces the cooking time. 

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Drain & rinse

Drain the rice and lentils and give them a quick rinse. Heat the ghee or oil in a deep. Add cumin seeds and mustard seeds. Let them splutter for a few seconds.

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Add veggies & spices

Add chopped onions, ginger & garlic. Then, add tomatoes and cook until they soften. Add turmeric powder and red chili powder. Add drained rice and lentils to the pan. Mix them.

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Add water & cook

Pour in approximately 4 cups of water and add salt to taste. Stir well and bring the mixture to a boil. Let it simmer or until rice and lentils are soft and cooked.

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Once the khichdi is ready, remove it from heat. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves if desired. Serve hot with a dollop of ghee or yogurt, pickle, or any chutney of your choice.

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