Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Satdhan Khichado

Literally, Satdhan means seven grains. This is a very healthy, satisfying, wholesome meal. We call it seven grains but we can put many more and different combinations work well too. It is a great combination of textures.

Category : gluten free,  low fat, Vegetarian
Preparation Time : 5 min.
cooking time : 30 min.
Skill level : easy

2 tbs chick peas whole
1 tbs moong beans whole
1 tbs kidney beans
1 tbs black eyed beans
2 tbs chana dal 
2 tbs toor dal
2 c crackeled wheat or oat.
salt as needed
To serve
1 ts ghee or 1 ts peanut oil

1. Soak chick peas, moong beans, kidney beans and black eyed beans overnight.
2. Pressure cook everything together with at least 3 times water on low gas for 2 whistle.
3. When the cooker cools down, open it and serve while warm with a dollop of ghee.
(Being satvik food, this feels so simple but gives more satisfaction then most rich foods.)
 If preferred to be eaten when it cools down, I suggest eating it with peanut oil (believe me nutty aroma of peanut oil transforms simple food into an aromatic rich meal.
4. Serve it with yogurt and kachumber on side.

*If you prefer you can use rice cooker instead of pressure cooker. Rice cooker will give you flexibility of checking in between and add more water if desired.