Turai Aloo Ki Sabzi Aur Moong Dal Khichdi

Turai Aloo Ki Sabzi Aur Moong Dal Khichdi
  • We have shown another entire meal recipe. It is turai aloo with moong ki khichdi. Turai or ridge gourd is a nutritious vegetable, which is low in calories and is mild yet full of flavour. This is an underrated vegetable as it is not a favourite of most people. But when made well, it can be enjoyed by everyone. And our way of making the khichdi is unique yet simple. So is this menu.

Ingredients

  • For Khichdi
  • 1 cup of raw rice
  • 1 cup split green gram or dhuli moong dal
  • 8 cups of water
  • 3 to 4 tbsp ghee
  • turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red chilli powder
  • 2 chopped green chillies
  • 1-inch piece ginger
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 8 peppercorns
  • 2 green cardamoms
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 red chillies
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida powder
  • salt

For Turai Aloo Ki Sabzi

  • 500 grams turai or ridge gourd
  • 500 grams of potatoes
  • green chillies about 6
  • ginger 1-inch piece
  • Garlic about 10 big cloves in total
  • onions 150 grams or 2 medium size
  • tomatoes 4 or about 400 grams
  • red chilli powder crushed 1/4 tsp
  • regular red chilli powder 3/4 tsp
  • dry mango powder 2 tsp
  • coriander powder 1.5 tsp
  • cumin or jeera powder 1 tsp
  • Garam masala 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves 1 tbsp
  • oil 6 tbsp

Procedure:

  • Boil 8 cups of water in a pressure cooker.
  • While the water is boiling, wash the moong dal and rice. Drain off all water.
  • Add the washed and drained rice and dal to the boiling water in the cooker.
  • Add turmeric powder.
  • Let the dal and rice simmer in open in the cooker.
  • Chop the green chillies and ginger.
  • Heat a small skillet.
  • when the skillet is hot, add the whole garam masala spices.
  • dry roast for 1/2 a minute on low flame. This will bring out the flavours of the spices.
  • Now, after half a minute, add the ghee.
  • When the ghee turns hot, add the chopped garlic.
  • As soon as the garlic turns colour, add red chillies and the chopped green chillies and ginger.
  • Add 1/4 tsp crushed red chilli powder and 1/4 tsp asafoetida or hing.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Now, add some salt to the boiling rice and dal.
  • Then, add this tempering to the rice and dal.
  • CLose the pressure cooker and allow 2 whistles and then switch off the flame.
  • Wait till the pressure is gone from the cooker.
  • Now, let us make the ridge gourd or turai sabzi.
  • Heat 2 tbsp oil.
  • Add 1/2 tbsp ginger garlic green chilli paste, 1/2 tsp red chilli powder and salt.
  • Sir for 2 minutes.
  • Add 1/2 cup water.
  • Cover and cook on a low flame for 5 minutes. Check intermittently.
  • After 5 minutes, remove the lid. Check if the turai is cooked and the water has dried up. At this stage, add potatoes that are washed peeled and cubed. Stir for 2 minutes. Add some salt.
  • Add 1 cup water and cover and cook until the potatoes are done. Check intermittently so that vegetables don’t get burned. Add water if required.
  • While the vegetables are cooking heat oil. Add chopped onions. Stir until the onions change colour and become light pink.
  • At this stage, add 3 to 4 cloves of chopped garlic.
  • Stir for about a minute.
  • Chop tomatoes and green chillies. Add tomatoes Cover and cook well adding little water until tomatoes turn mushy.
  • Add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, dry mango powder, garam masala and green chillies. Stir well for two minutes. Switch off the flame.
  • Now, check on the turai and aloo. the vegetables would be well cooked and water will have almost dried up.
  • Add the sauteed onion tomatoes spice mix to the cooked vegetables.
  • Switch off the flame. 
  • Add coriander leaves.
  • Our yummy Turai Aloo Sabzi is ready.
  • Now, let us check on the khichdi.
  • Ensure that the pressure is gone from the cooker.
  • Open the cooker and serve the aromatic khichdi. Add more ghee while serving.
  • Serve khichdi with turai sabzi.

 



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