This was the staple diet in winters in my childhood. Actually we started making this only from Ganga Dusshehra and stopped it from Shivraatri. My mind found this logic in this ritual..its considered hot...gives heat, so once the winter is gone..its not good to eat ..may be.
1cup Urad cchilka (black urad)
1 and half cup rice.
4 cup water.
1+1/2 tsp. salt or to taste.
Radish..cut into long pieces and sprinkle salt and lemon juice on them.
Put daal, rice, water, turmeric and salt together in a cooker and put it on the gas.
After one whistle slow the the fire.
keep it for 3 minutes and switch off.
let it cool for 5 minutes.
Now open it , and serve it hot with dollops of ghee and accompaniments.
I love it with radish and curd.
My dad always used to like it after a little shallow frying...for this take a fry pan, put some ghee and add khichdi, and shallow fry it, till its a little crisp.
Its like Indian fast food...cooks in a jiffy and healthy too.
Tips: we eat many variations also, like this daal can be substituded with arhar, or moong daal, or Vadi.