Khichdo(Khichro)

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Ingredients

  • 1                  cup wheat
  • 1/3               cup toor daal
  • 1/3               cup mung daal
  • 1/3               cup chana daal
  • 2                  lb beef
  • 2                  med onions
  • 1/4               cup vegetable oil
  • 1                  1” piece cinnamon stick
  • 5                  cardamom
  • 5                  cloves
  • 1/2               tsp black pepper
  • 1/2               tsp cumin seeds
  • 2                  medium tomatoes
  • 2                  tbsp green masala
  • 1                  tbsp dhana jeera
  • 1/4               tsp haldi
  • 1/2               tsp red chili powder
  • 2                  tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2               tsp citric acid or
  • 2                  lemons
  • 1/4               cup chopped cilantro
  • 1                  tsp garam masala

Instructions

  1. Rinse and soak wheat in cold water overnight.
  2. Rinse and soak all the daals in cold water overnight.
  3. Cut meat into 1/2″ cube.
  4. Peel and slice the onions.
  5. Dice the tomatoes to 1/4″.
  6. In a large saucepan heat the oil. Add cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, black pepper and cumin seeds. Add the sliced onions and fry till the onions are a light gold colour. Add the tomatoes, green masala, dhana jeera, haldi, chilli powder and tomato paste, salt and citric acid.
  7. Add the meat, wheat, and the daal.  Add 4 cups water and mix well.  Cook in a preheated 350 degree oven for about an hour or till the meat and the wheat are cooked.
  8. Mix well and serve, sprinkled with garam masala and chopped cilantro.

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