Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Gujarathi Kichadi

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Rice is my weakness!!! Do you think I get weak when it comes to FOOD!! yes. Nothing can comfort me other than good food. It is not compulsory to have rich, lavish, expensive, Indian, Continental or from any part of the world. Some times a simple kichadi also makes you feel happy.
The down recipe made me and my kids very happy and we all  enjoyed it for dinner. 
It is the simplest but tastiest Kichadi I have ever tried. 
You don't need anything with it other than a hungry stomach!! 

Thank you so much Sushma for sharing such a wonderful  recipe.

Coming to the recipe,

Split green gram with skin : 1/2 cup
Yellow moong dal  : 1/4 cup
Rice: 1 cup (any rice)

Whole garam masala :
Cinnamon: 1/2"  stick
Cardamom: 2nos
Clove: 2 nos
Green chilli: 1 no
Pepper powder: 1/2 tsp

Ghee/clarified butter: 2  tbsp
Oil: 1 tbsp

Bay leaf : 1
Cumin seeds: 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves: 1 string
Asafoetida: a pinch
Turmeric: 2 big pinches

Salt: According to taste

Water:  I used till one inch above the rice level.

Wash the dal and rice.  Soak in water for 30 minutes or more. 

Drain the water and keep it ready.
Heat oil in a cooker. 
Add cumin seeds. Now be quick to add all the whole garam masalas. Fry till nice aroma fills your kitchen.
Add curry leaves, hing and sauté.
Now add green chilly and turmeric.
Add the drained rice and Dal.  Mix well and fry for some time. Add hot water till 1" above the rice level. Add salt and give 3 - 4 whistles. Remove from fire. 
When cold, open and check the consistency.  If you like more watery, add some more HOT water and boil it for some time. Add the ghee before serving.
I bet, you will enjoy this wonderful, healthy Kichadi.

Sending this to the event by SimplySensationalFood.

Keep Smiling,


Akila said...



Torviewtoronto said...

thank you for linking this delicious rice looks healthy and delicious

Hamaree Rasoi said...

nice entry for the events Nive....
looks yummy.
BTW are you coming for the bangalore bloggers meet?

Hamaree Rasoi

Lakshmi ...Rasoi ki Malkin..northern and southern spices said...

Alovely recipe,tasty n delicious too.

Daisy Roshan said...

healthy and spicy kichadi...

Satya said...

delicious kichadi ...looks so wonderful ...u know dear i also posted kichadi today ...same pinchhhh


Umm Mymoonah said...

Very interesting one, definitely a ver healthy and delicious dish.

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Nivedita
It is raining every day in Delhi. And we bongs eat KhichDi on rainy days. I was bit tired of eating Bong style KhichDi and your recipe came just in time. So I am going to make it soon.
Have a nice day

Jagruti said...

Nive..gujarati knichdi bahuj saras bani che...!:) tasty!

Priya Suresh said...

Droolworthy kichadi, makes me hungry..

Sangi said...

simple and delicious kichadi

Nitha said...


Unknown said...

waw, simple and easy khichdi.I like khichdi to be watery rather than bit dry. Trying it soon.Thanks for sharing

Sandhya Hariharan said...

hi nivedita...
lovely khichadi...

last date for the event entry is sunday 26.09.10

Have a lovely day


Savi-Ruchi said...

Thanks for trying my recipe. I am happy that your family liked it :)

VK said...

I'd love to gobble up the whole plate of Kichadi rite no! Truly a comfort food.. you have a lovely space with interesting recipes.

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