by Pallavi Purani

Chana Dal Khichdi

This is dish that is made without fail on Bhai Dooj. My grandmother carried this tradition from Poonch and Gujranwala. It is my earnest desire to get to visit these places sometime. Bhai dooj is a festival like Rakhi. It is celebrate on the 2nd day from Diwali. The brother visits sister’s house and showers her with gifts and blessings.

The sister seats brother in a place that faces east. A wooden plank id places under his feet and some oil dabbed in the oil is places under each foot. She applies kum kum on his forehead and feeds something sweet.

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Week- 2.

Theme- Traditional.

Dish for Day – Chana Dal Khichdi.

Origin- Northern India, Greater Punjab [Including the Punjab in Pakistan and India.

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Chana Dal Khichdi
This is dish that is made without fail on Bhai Dooj. My grandmother carried this tradition from Poonch and Gujranwala. It is my earnest desire to get to visit these places sometime. Bhai dooj is a festival like Rakhi. It is celebrate on the 2nd day from Diwali. The brother visits sister's house and
Course main course
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
portion
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup Basmati Rice [Washed and soaked for 30 min.] .
  • 1/2 cup Chana Dal [Washed and soaked for 30 min.] ..
  • 2 tbsps Ghee . .
  • 3 chillies . red .
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric . .
  • pinch asafotida .
  • Salt chilly . and red powder
  • 1 tsp Jeera . .
  • 1 onion . Medium [Sliced thin]
  • 2 cups Water [Basically water must be above the rice and dal by 1/3 rd of the index finger.] ...
Course main course
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
portion
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup Basmati Rice [Washed and soaked for 30 min.] .
  • 1/2 cup Chana Dal [Washed and soaked for 30 min.] ..
  • 2 tbsps Ghee . .
  • 3 chillies . red .
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric . .
  • pinch asafotida .
  • Salt chilly . and red powder
  • 1 tsp Jeera . .
  • 1 onion . Medium [Sliced thin]
  • 2 cups Water [Basically water must be above the rice and dal by 1/3 rd of the index finger.] ...
Instructions
  1. In a pressure cooker, heat the ghee and add jeera and asafotida.
  2. Add the whole red chilly.
  3. Add the sliced onions and cook until they are nice and transparent.
  4. Add the salt, red chilly powder and turmeric.
  5. Now add the rinsed and soaked rice and dal mix.
  6. Stir it for half a min.
  7. Add the water and pressure cook it for upto 3 whistles on a full flame.
  8. Serve with Raita/plain yogurt.


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