I just love the Recent Dip in the temperature in Mumbai….The Slight chill…. The awesome weather makes all of us so hungry and wanting to eat something Delicious and really hot food…. We all want to eat Hot Pakoras and fried stuff in this weather which is great but I thought of making something Healthy & Delicious with some really authentic ingredients and making KHICHDI with them which is my comfort food at any given time……
Most Indians love KHICHDI and it can be called Our Staple food in a way.,….Khichdi is made in a lot of different ways in every household but I wanted to make it specially for Winters and really different from our regular Khichdi so I thought of making it using Red Rice, Pumpkin, Green Garlic, Tandal bhaji or Tandaliya bhaji which is so widely used by Gujaratis….( I had gone to my local vegetable vendor who had all these Super Winter Veggies which inspired me to make this Dish)
To add to the flavour of this amazing combination I thought of Smoking it with coal which is known as DHUNGARIYU or DHUNGAR…. DHUNGARIYU means to smoke with coal …Originally the dishes got the Smoky flavour when they were woodfired….
In today’s time,This is a process in which a big piece of coal is lighted on the gas and then put in a small bowl in the precooked dish and then poured with ghee/ clarified butter on it and covered with the lid for some time till the flames add to the flavour of the dish !!!! See the pictures below…..
So let’s get started with today’s Amazing Recipe — DHUNGARIYU KHICHDI..
2 cups red rice soaked for 1 hour
1 cup yellow lentils or moong dal
One bunch of Tandaliya bhaji ( you can even use spinach leaves or fenugreek leaves) destemmed & chopped
3 green chillies slit
1 cup chopped Pumpkin
Half teaspoon mustard seeds
Salt to taste
3 tablespoon green garlic chopped fine ( can use more )
2 + 2 tablespoon Ghee / clarified butter
Add a pinch of aesofoetida & green chillies
Then add the chopped tandaliya bhaji or any other Greens that you are using and cook for around 2 to 3 minutes
For the DHUNGARIYU —
Remember to do the DHUNGARIYU or DHUNGAR right before the serving time..
Serve this DHUNGARIYU KHICHDI with fresh yoghurt & Red Garlic Chutney ( link given)
This recipe may look very long but it is one of the easiest dishes to prepare so go ahead and try it and do let me know how you liked it in the comments below !!!
HAPPY WINTERS 🤗