Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Kitchery...Simple rice and lentils

Asalam Alaikum,

Kitchery is a dish that is fast, easy, and tasty. It is good especially for young children, because it is basically cooked to a mush. I sometimes think of it as the Pakistani version of mashed potatoes, it is savory and very filling.

You will need-
1-2 medium piyaz(sliced finely)
3-4 tablespoons ghee
2 cups chawal(rice)
1 cup masoor dals(split red lentils)

You can increase this recipe very easily, just always use a 2-1 ratio of chawal to daals.
Step 1- Mix the daals and chawal in a large bowl and wash thoroughly.
Step 2- On a medium to high heat, add the ghee to the pot and melt.
Step 3- Add the sliced onions, and fry until they turn a very light brown.
Step 4-Add the chawal and daals.
Step 5-Add to the pot 6 cups of water(if you increase the recipe, the amount of water should be double the total amount of chawal/daals)
Step 6-Cover and cook on medium until the water has gone, and the rice is tender.
Kitchery can be a side dish or it can be a simple meal by itself just add some raita and chutney.

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