A cold winter night. Wondering what to make for dinner that is easy to prepare,  tasty,  healthy! Yes there are many such dishes. Huggi is one such dish, it is also known as Khichdi or sometimes Pongal. Prepare this and enjoy it hot with kadhi.

Ingredients: Serves for 2

  1. Green Gram – Moong Dal – Hesaru Bele – Washed in water twice – 1 Cup
  2. Rice – Washed in water thrice – 3/4 Cup
  3. Coriander Seed Powder – Dhania Powder – 3 Tsp
  4. Cumin Powder –  Jeera Powder – 2 Tsp
  5. Coriander Leaves – Chopped Finely – 2 Sprigs
  6. Ghee – 2 Tbsp
  7. Red Chilli – Byadagi – 1 Broken to small pieces
  8. Asafoetida – Hing – 1 Pinch
  9. Black Pepper – Freshly crushed – 8-9
  10. Cumin – Jeera – 1 1/2 Tsp
  11. Salt


  1. Cook rice in a cooker and keep aside with 1 : 2.5 rice : water ratio
  2. Cook green gram in an open vessel with 2 cups of water
  3. When the green gram is almost cooked, add dhania powder, jeera powder,  crushed black pepper into the cooked gram
  4. Bring it to a boil, add water if required. Let the dal mixture be of porridge consistency
  5. Add salt and mix rice and let is stew for 5 minutes
  6. Make “Tadka” with asafoetida, jeera, red chilli and ghee
  7. Add coriander leaves

To Serve:

  1. Serve hot with kadhi
  2. Or even with khatta-meetha chutney

Culinary Secrets:

  1. Instead of rice you can use broken wheat
  2. Freshly crushed black pepper gives a very good aroma
Published in: on December 22, 2012 at 7:54 PM  Leave a Comment  

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