Kitcheri is essentially a breakfast dish served in many Indian households. Because of the lentils cooked together with the rice, Kitcheri makes a wholesome breakfast.
This is one of my daughter Riya's fav dish. We can make it healthier by serving it with boiled eggs or spicy garbanzo beans or any other tomato based curry.. Amp up the nutrition, guys!
Ingredients (serves 4)
1.5 cups of rice (white/brown)
0.5 cup orange lentils (masoor dhall)
0.5 cup green peas
2 tbsp any good quality veg oil
2 tbsp. curry powder
0.5 cup chopped coriander leaves
Cook the rice, lentils and peas in your rice cooker. It is important that the rice is not mushy-so cook with less water. Set aside to cool.
In a big pot, add the oil and let it heat up. Add the curry powder, chopped coriander leaves and salt.
Add in the cooked rice and lentils into pot and combine well.
Serve warm for breakfast, lunch or dinner.