Black Masala Kichidi

Course : Indian
Serves: 1
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1 cup rice -- (washed and soaked for 1 hour)
1 cup yellow moong dal -- (washed and soaked for 1 hour)
1 bunches green moong dal
1 piece bayleaf
1 stalk curry leaves
1 tablespoon peanuts whole
1/2 teaspoon cumin mustard seeds
1 large potato peeled and chopped like french fries
1 large onion sliced lengthwise
2 cloves garlic -- crushed (2 to 3)
2 whole red dry chillies -- (2 to 3)
1 teaspoon salt to taste
1/2 teaspoon garam Masala
2 teaspoons black masala -- (maharashtrian style)
1 medium lemon
1 tablespoon chopped coriander
3 tablespoons ghee or oil
6 cups water -- (6 to 7)

Preparation / Directions:

In a large heavy saucepan, heat the oil. Add the peanut stir till very lightly roasted. Add the seeds curry and bay leaves, garlic, chillies (halved), and green dal. Stir for a minute. Add the onion and potato, rice, dal, corainder and all masalas. Stir for a minute or two. Add water, cover and cooked on low heat till done. Add more water when cooking is required. Serve hot with kadhi.

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