Crockpot Manipuri Khichdi(Rice Pudding of Manipur, India) June 14, 2008Posted by live2cook in Rice preperations, slow cooker recipes.
Tags: Slow cooker Manipuri khichdi brown rice
I started thinking about the Seven sister states of India when Bhags announced the event RCI – North East India. I tried very hard to recall something about North East India. All I could recall was my Geography teacher reducing 2 points from my total points for my map locating skills. She asked us to point Manipur and Nagaland with their State capitals in the Map of India. I located them and used two different colored markers to differentiate the States and their Capitals. Unfortunately, the marker that I used on the small map provided for marking the capitals was frayed that Imphal (Capital of Manipur) took some of the territorial regions of Nagaland! :)
Well! To be honest, I knew absolutely nothing about these states and I thank Bhags and Lakshmi for providing me an opportunity to explore them. After looking at the different links provided in the Event Announcement post, I decided to try couple of recipes from Anthony’s Blog. I prepared his “Manipuri Khichdi” in my recent toy – Crockpot or Slow cooker.
After some success with “Slow cooker Venn Pongal”, I was confident that this khichdi will turnout well in slow cooker and it did. I served it with Manipuri Ootti. But for the ease of categorizing, I am posting it as a seperate post. So, stay tuned! :)
1 Cup Brown Basmati Rice
1/3 Cup Toor Dhal
1/3 cup Chopped onions
4 Tbsp Peanuts
2 Tbsp Ghee or Clarified Butter
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
2 Dried Red chilli
1 Clove Garlic (minced)
1/4 inch piece of Ginger (minced)
1 pinch Turmeric powder
1. Heat ghee in a medium sized pan.
2. Add Cumin seeds and when they turn brown, add other spices along with chopped onions.
3. when the onions are translucent, add minced garlic and ginger.
4. In a 5 quart Slow cooker insert, add the rice, dhal and fried onion mixture.
5. Add salt and turmeric powder. Pour 2 cups of water.
6. Cover and cook for 6-8 hours.
7. In a small pan heat a tsp of ghee or oil and fry the peanuts until golden brown. Mix with the cooked Khichdi and serve hot.