Buckwheat and Sprouts Khichdi

Ingredients

  • Buckwheat (kuttu or kutti no daro) – ¼ cup
  • Washed and drained
  • Mixed sprouts (chana, moong and matki) – ¼ cup
  • Oil – ½ tsp
  • Cloves (laung / lavang) – 1
  • Black peppercorns (kalimirch) – 1
  • cumin seeds (jeera) – ½ tsp
  • Asafoetida (hing) – ¼ tsp
  • Turmeric powder (haldi) – ¼ tsp
  • Red chilli powder as per taste
  • Veggies (Onion, Tomato, Capsicum, French beans) – 1 cup
  • Salt to taste

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker and add the cloves, peppercorns and cumin seeds.
  2. When the cumin seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  3. Add the buckwheat and sauté on a slow flame for a few more seconds.
  4. Add the mixed sprouts, turmeric powder, salt and 1 cup of water, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  5. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  6. Serve immediately with fresh curds.
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