Instant “Kichdi” Soup

What does one do with a plethora of fresh green onion tops ?  Having no patience for blanching and freezing, I decided to chop them and dehydrate them in the lowest temperature in my oven for about 5 hours. Now that I have green powder, I wanted to make a delicious, wholesome soup  mix,  the Instant kind, that can be cooked by just pouring hot water… When it comes to wholesome food, nothing like a combination of rice and dal ( carbohydrates and protein).. So here goes!!!

Ingredients:Rice,Moong Dal,Cumin,Black pepper,Onion powder & Tumeric


Process: Roast, Grind & Add Salt
Blend Soup Mix with Boiling hot water.... Ready to drink!!!
Ingredients (organic):
1/2 C White rice ( parboiled)
1/4 C Moong Dal or Pink Lentils
1 t Cumin
6-8 black peppercorns
1 t Onion powder
1/4 t tumeric
1 t Salt
pinch of Hing ( Asofetida)
Method for making the Soup Mix
1. Roast rice and dal on medium heat 
2. Stirring frequently, for about 12 - 16 mins, 
3. Until rice and daal being to turn golden brown,
3. Add the spices, stir for another minute or so
4. Cool for about 15 minutes or so
5. Grind in a coffee grinder 
Making Soup using the Soup Mix
1. Add 1/4 C of boiling hot water to 1 T of Soup Mix
2. Blend well & cover for 5 minutes
3. Remove the cover and Enjoy!!!!
4. A "wholesome" alternative to my favorite Miso Soup

 Tip: Dry roasting the rice and dal separately makes a finer powder, but blend well while adding hot water, to avoid lumps…..and a bit 1/2 tsp of coconut butter 

Variation: Can added 10 -12 almonds – roasted, cooled and ground


One thought on “Instant “Kichdi” Soup

  1. Sounds great! Thanks for the recipe, I’ll have to try it soon! You’ve got my follow. Check out my comedy blog and give it a follow if you like it!


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