A few days ago, Miss Zesty went to ISKON temple with her family and as always it was peaceful and divine. The continuous ‘Hare Krishna’ chants, the fragrance and people everything is beautiful and serene. There is one thing that is equally divine – The Prasaadam. Served in a leaf bowl, it was hot and mildly spicy. The prasaadam could simply soothe your soul and that’s when Miss Zesty headed back home and searched for the recipe. Sharing the same with you guys.
- Two Tez patta/ bay leaf
- Two cardamom
- Rai/ Black Mustard seeds
- Jeera/ cumin
- Kadhi Patta/ Curry leaves
- Laung/ clove
- Turmeric powder
- Red chilli (Optional)
- Two cups of Rice
- ¾ of a cup of Arhar/ tur dal
- Half a cup moong dal
- One potato finely chopped
- Two tomatoes finely chopped
- French beans and peas (optional)
Now the list of ingredients might seem long but the recipe is quite easy and also, you can add or delete some of the ingredients as per your requirement.
- Take the rice and both the dals in a big bowl and wash it thoroughly. Let it soak until you get the masala ready.
- Take 1-2 tablespoon of ghee in the pressure cooker and heat it.
- Add black mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, bay leaf, two cloves, cinnamon, and cardamoms and stir for a minute or two.
- Now add tomatoes, red chilli, salt, turmeric, and fry it for five to ten minutes until the tomatoes get tender and completely crushed.
- Add the rice and lentils mixture to the masala and potatoes and other vegetables.
- Add twice/ thrice the water. As in the ratio of Khichdi and water should be 1:3.
- Let it cook on medium to low flame and wait for two to three whistles.
- You can maintain the consistency of the prasaadam by adding or boiling excess water.
- Your prasaadam is ready for a soulful meal.
First Offer it to Krishna and then it will be prasaadam.