FUSION BAKED TRUFFLE KHICHDI.
A very very simple comfort soul food.
Khichdi am sure is popular in all Indian homes. This khichdi barely uses any spices. Using truffle oil is the ultimate here. Lately in many Indian weddings, this has been a part of the menu. And truffle with anything is my favourite, be it pasta, be it french fries. 😊 today had these fresh shitake myshrooms so was tempted to make a fusion sort of a khichdi with them plus other vegs.
Do try this pantry friendly , humble khichdi which has amazing flavours.
I wish I had the fresh truffle which I could grate and add, but made do with the equally good flavoured truffle oil that I had
Wash and soak together for an hour.
1/2 cup rice
1/4 cup yellow moong dal
1/4 cup toovar dal
1/2 cup finely chopped cauliflower
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh shitake mushroom( or any other mushrooms)
1/2 cup finely chopped french beans
1/2 cup finely chopped carrots.
2 sprigs curry pata..finely chop only the leaves .
1 heaped tbsp finely chopped garlic
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder.
Salt to taste
1 tsp mushroom seasoning or any vegetarian flavour( maggie cube or something)
Fresh mint leaves
Finely chopped corriander leaves
Grated cheese as needed
Truffle oil or grated truffle..here I used the oil spray.
Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pressure cooker or saucepan.
Add mustard seeds, cumin, When seeds crackle, add chopped curry leaves and some kotmir to the oil. Now add the garlic, saute till light golden. Add all the vegetables, salt, mushroom seasoning, turmeric, rice, dal and about 3 cups of water. Cook for 3 to 4 whistles.
Once the lid can be opened, churn a little with a wooden churner. Add about 2 tsps of truffle oil. But let the khichdi be not too smooth, leave it with a bite to it.
Put in a baking dish.
Sprinkle a bit of sugar all over the surface..just a bit, and it melts slightly for that slight upgrade in taste.
Top with grated cheese and spray truffle oil. Just grill for few minutes only till cheese melts.( you can even microwave it till cheese melts…normally 1 to 2 minutes.)
Top with corriander leaves, mint leaves and fried onions and a squirt of lime juice.
I served with crispy karela and papadum, fried fish and pan fried potatoes.