In this article you will learn how to make zero oil Dal khichdi step by step, Yes that’s right it’s 100% oil free khichdi.
Khichdi is native to India and most commonly consumed in Gujarat and Rajasthan with Buttermilk or Curd. This dish is considered to be the best when it comes to recovery from diseases.
In India doctors recommend Khichdi when a patient is recovering from any ailments especially heart and liver ailments as its easy on our digestive tracts. We simply tried to make this already healthy dish to much healthier by removing oil from it.
Oil is carcinogenic and its cancerous as well therefore we will make Oil free Khichdi by reaping the full health potential.
Before we proceed with recipe and steps to make Dal khichdi without oil lets have a quick look at the benefits and reasonable expectations from this dish.
Benefits of Zero Oil Dal khichdi
Khichdi is actually an ayurvedic food. In Ayurveda there are certain foods that are known to balance all the doshas and khicdhi is one of them. Having said that Khichdi becomes a potent life saver when oil is removed. Having Dal khichdi without oil will reverse the coronary artery disease and improve hearts Ejection Fraction as well.
Have this Oil free khichdi with other nutritional foods for 6 months to see visible difference.
Cure’s Fatty Liver
We all tend to take medicines and over the counter treatment for reducing liver swelling and curing fatty liver but we keep forgetting that the actual medicine and cure is in the food we eat. Eating khichdi without oil will help you to slowly reverse fatty liver.
Curing fatty Liver is a slow process and give at least 3 – 6 months time to see the difference.
Zero Oil Khichdi promotes healthy and glowing skin. The healthy glowing skin texture comes from overall wellness/ The more happy your liver and digestive tracts are the more glowing will be your skin. Oil Free dal Khichdi is easy on your digestive system thus promoting healthy skin and healthy blood vessels.
Khichdi when cooked with other vegetables becomes potent source of all the available nutrients thereby making it a complete food. When this food corrects all the three doshas your hairs also starts feeling happy. In fact some veds say it also has the ability to reverse grey hairs in young individuals.
Due to nutrient rich veggies in this dish it is loaded with vital phytonutrients and beta carotene (in carrots) it boosts the condition of your eyes. In order to see the visible benefits one must have discipline in his or her diet.
On one hand if we consume Zero oil khichdi and on the other if we consume junk food outside our home it will nullify the benefits.
So discipline is the key.
Promotes Weight loss
Losing weight will be effortless for those who primarily depend on khichdi for Lunch. Khichdi with no oil + Buttermilk is the way to go for sustainable weight loss. The weight loss process happens automatically when other organs in the body gets revitalized.
Your liver can do the fat assimilation much faster when it has less load on it and trust me khichdi does just that.
Enough of benefits? lets have a quick look at the ingredients needed to make Dal Khichdi without oil
Ingredients needed to make Oil free Dal khichdi
- Masoor Dal
- Chopped Onion
- 3 small green chilies
- Turmeric powder
- 2 Tomato’s (chopped)
- Green Peas
For Oil free Tadka you will need:
1.) Dried red chili
2.) Cumin Seeds
3.) Chopped onions
How to make Khichdi Without Oil?
Make oil free khichdi in 5 easy steps
Chop the onions
Chop the Tomato’s
Leave the whole green chili as it is
Wash the masoor Dal, Green peas and rice.
In a cooker take 2 – 3 glasses of water.
Mix Rice, Dal, turmeric powder, green peas, chopped onions, tomato’s and green chilies
Put the lid and let it cook for three whistles (Note: If the Dal is not pre-soaked then cook let it cook up to 6 whistle)
Our Oil free khichdi is ready up to this point however to make it little tasty we need to add some tadka as well.
Step 4: Making Tadka
To make tadka take a tava
Start by adding 2 – 3 Dry red chili and saute it for a min
Add cumin seeds and roast it
Make sure that red chili and cumin seeds turn mild brown
Add chopped onions and saute it until its mild brown.
Mix the tadka with our oil free khichdi.
Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves
Our 100% Zero oil khichdi is ready to be consumed with buttermilk or low fat curd.
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