Jadoo ki Kichadi (Masala Kichadi)!

My son has a cold and cough and asked me for Jadoo ka Mishran and Kichadi for dinner. I just combined the two and made Jadoo ki Kichadi ๐Ÿ™‚

It has a lot of goodness that I add in the Jadoo ka Mishran, tastes very yummy, and is very comforting!

What youโ€™ll need:

  • Onion, cut into large cubes – 1/2
  • Olive Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Ginger โ€“ 1 to 2 inch piece
  • Ajwain (carom seeds) โ€“ 1 tsp
  • Fennel Seeds (Soanf) โ€“ 1 tsp
  • Black Peppercorn โ€“ 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon Stick โ€“ 1
  • Cloves โ€“ 1tsp
  • Cumin Seeds – 2 tsps
  • Fenugreek (Methi) Seeds โ€“ 1 and 1/2 tsp
  • Black Cardamon (Badi Elaichi) โ€“ 1
  • Coriander Seeds – 2 tsps
  • Turmeric Root โ€“ 1 inch piece ย (or 1 tsp Turmeric Powder)
  • Garlic Cloves – 5
  • Cabbage, thinly sliced – 1 whole
  • Moong Dal and Masoor Dal – 1 cup total (I mixed both, but can be made with just Moong dal)
  • Rice (Sona Masoori. Jasmine would be fine as well) – 2 cups
  • Salt to taste
  • Lemon – 1
  • Cilantro, finely chopped – 1 small bunch

Method:

1. In a large pressure cooker, add oil and saute the Onion. Add Cumin Seeds, Ajwain Seeds, Fenugreek Seeds, Peppercorn, Black Cardamom, Cinnamon Stick, Cloves, Fennel Seeds, Coriander Seeds.ย 2018-02-08_17-07-23_4522. Add the Turmeric Root and Garlic Cloves. Continue to Saute until Onion turns golden.

By this time it was already smelling like Jadoo ka Mishran! ๐Ÿ™‚

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3. Blend this into a fine paste, including the fresh Ginger.

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4. Add the chopped Cabbage to the pressure cooker.

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5. Wash and add the Dal/Lentils to the pressure cooker.2018-02-08_17-26-33_673 2018-02-08_17-28-55_761

6. Wash and add the Rice to the pressure cooker.2018-02-08_17-31-09_751 2018-02-08_17-33-28_6557.ย  Add the ground spice paste and sufficient water, about 8 to 10 cups. Add Salt and mix everything together.

Cover and pressure cook on medium high for 3 whistles. Can be made the same way in an Instant Pot, use appropriate settings.

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8. It should have cooked well and be on the softer side once cooked through.

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9. Add the juice a full Lemon and a bunch of chopped Cilantro.

2018-02-08_18-36-31_254 2018-02-08_18-44-07_84610. Mix well and Enjoy!!

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