Stupid adrenaline junky me always breaking rules ! Single girls in a Muslim majority country don’t usually go crazy to move out of their parents shelter and hometown at the age of 17; in pursuit of higher education especially. But I was crazy-head enough to do so. As soon as I hit 24, I moved to another continent – to the other end of the world knowing the fact that I don’t have any friends or relatives living there! ! Yes, the relationship status was still ‘SINGLE’.
First few tumulus, hustly-bustly seven days in the Alien-land went by in a tick doing a lot of sight seeing and befriending exotic dudes I didn’t get a chance to miss my parents/sister/grandma. Why would I miss them? Those people choke me with their boatload of love ! It feels so good to break free from my parents’ supervision! The excitement of making an ‘un-interrupted expedition of my own’ is priceless!
All of a sudden, without any apparent valid reason, I broke down crying one day. I cried my lungs out. And my room got flooded with gallons and gallons of tears. Finally I figured, the reason of this heartache is ‘Lentil Rice AKA Khichuri’. Deep down I was tormenting over my split with Khichuri. Didn’t realize I was so truly, madly, deeply in love with that dish.
My crying accelerated and I almost had a heart attack thinking I won’t get to taste my favorite savory rice dish for the next 5 years ! (Haven’t you seen someone before crying over some soul food s/he grew up eating?!)
My craving went uncontrolled and I started exploring South Asian Restaurants around. No luck ! So that was about the damn time to get my priorities straight ! I learned cooking soothing-homey-beautiful amber colored fluffy rice mixed with lentil (dahl).
Like me, you have twenty millions reasons to give it a try:
You accidentally killed your worst enemy in your head? Feeling guilty now? My my ! That’s a pretty serious case! Khichuri and baked chicken might help you un-kill !
Just got out of a hellhole unharmed? Celebrate with Khichuri and fried chicken.
Had a pooptacular day? O my! You need some Khichuri along with fish fillets right-away.
Stress, stress, stress ! Make peace with your precious self. Take a look at the Peacemaker: Khichuri and fish fry.
Share Lentil rice with your neighbors. Make their jaw drop! You LOVE stardom, don’t you?
See Lentil Rice goes with pretty much anything and everything under any given circumstances ! Choices and options and possibilities are endless
1 cup yellow Mug or Moong Dal ( golden gram)
1 cup rice
½ tsp turmeric powder
1 stick of Cinnamon
2 pods of cardamom
Salt to taste 2 1/2 tbsp oil or ghee (clarified butter)
In those lonely, lousy, ‘single’, cold, sad, mad days and nights whenever you feel like you’re an Orangutan trapped in a doorless cage, feed yourself some Khichuri and Kebab