Kichda

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It is a variation dish of popularly known Haleem which is authentically from Hyderabad. It is a complete meal .Hence does not require any side dishes.

Preparation time : 20 minutes

Cooking time : 2 hours

serves – 3

Ingredients:

  1. 5 types of dal – toor , chana , urad , moong , masoor – 1/4 cup each
  2. rice – 1/2 cup (I used basmati rice)
  3. boneless mutton – 1/2 kg
  4. onions – 2
  5. ginger-garlic paste – 2 teaspoon
  6. Chilly powder -1 tablespoon (or according to your spice level)
  7. coriander powder – 3/4 tablespoon
  8. turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  9. garam masala powder – 1 teaspoon
  10. yoghurt – 1 cup
  11. lemon juice – 1 table spoon
  12. whole garam masala – a few
  13. shahi jeera – 1 teaspoon
  14. Cashew nut and raisins – a few
  15. coriander and mint leaves – a small bunch

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Method:

Step 1: Deep fry an onion until golden brown. Also fry cashewnut and raisins. Keep aside.

Step 2: Heat oil in a pan .(Slow cooking is better as it results in better taste .Alternatively, you can cook in pressure cook too). add clove, cinnamon , bay leaf (whole garam masala).saute one onion. Let it turn brown . Add ginger-garlic paste .saute well. Add mutton and salt. Also add in coriander and mint leaves. Leave for 2 minutes . Now add chilly powder , coriander powder , turmeric powder , garam masala powder and shahi jeera powder.saute well . Add yoghurt and lemon juice . Mix well. Add 2 glasses of water and cook till meat is well done.

Step 3: Cook all the dal and rice in another pot with salt and turmeric powder. It should be well cooked (so that you don’t need to mash them)

Step 4: Now add cooked meat mixture to the rice and dal pot . mix well.

Step 5 : Sim cook for 10 mintues .Garnish with fried onions, cashews and raisins

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