Makar Sankranti is an Indian festival celebrated in almost all parts of India in lots of cultural forms. In some parts people fly kites and consume til-gur. However in north apart from all this people celebrate it as a harvest festivle and consune khichdi a mix of dal & rice on that day. Here I am sharing a variation of sankranti khichdi. Traditionally it is made from urad chilka or split black gram dal.I am substituting it with moong chilka because it is easy to digest.
Soak dal & rice for 30 min. Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan . Add bay leaves ,cumin,cardamom,cloves,pepper corn,cinnamon,hing & cook for 1 min.Add ginger & chili along with other vegetables.Cook covered for 6-7 min. Stir in between.
After this the vegetables will be half cooked. Add soaked dal ,rice & salt.Mix well & add a glass of water.Stir well. Cook covered for 8-10 min . If u like your kichdi mushy you can add some more water [1/4-1/2 glass] & cook extra for 2-3 min.
Serve hot with raita aur papad of your choice. Pour melted ghee over your khichdi before serving
you can use urad dal and vegetables of your choice.