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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Coconut Kichadi

Kichadi is a simple South-Indian Stew or Conjee prepared using Semolina or basmati rice with split yellow mungdal. U can also try using tasty kichadi with noodles or vermicelli or broken wheat or Oats lakes or Riceflakes(Poha) or Sabudana(Javarisi) or adding finely chopped capsicum or mushroom or grated paneer or minced mutton or Chicken this way for variation.U can try it adding 3/4 cup thick coconutmilk and 2 cups coconutmilk. Enjoy this Simple and simply aromatic kichadi or short-meal for Breakfast/Dinner at home!.Enjoy ur Meal!. BonAppetit!.

Coconut Kichadi - Khichadi prepared with grated coconut and cooked with selective spices
Ingredients
    1 1/2 cups basmati rice-ghee sauted
    1/2 cup split yellow moong dhal - soaked for 40 mins
    1/3 cup grated cocomut
    2 tsp + 2 tsp ghee
    1/2 tsp cumin seeds
    1 cm sized cinnamon stick-crushed
    1 bay leaf
    1 tsp ginger-grated
    1 lengthy green chilli - slit
    1/5 tsp turmeric powder
    1 tsp sugar
    7 - 8 shallots,peeled and sliced fine
    3 red chillies-split
    1/2 tsp salt
    2 tbsp fresh green peas(optional)
    1/5 tsp garam masala
    2 tsp refined oil
    few coriander and curry leaves
Directions:
    1.Wash MoongDal and rice separately.Keep them aside.Ghee-saute basmati rice with 1 tbsp ghee.
    2.Heat the remaining 2 tsp ghee in a pressure pan and add cumin seeds,cinnamon stick,bay leaf,grated
ginger,half the shallots and curry leaves.Saute for 3 mins.
    3.Then add green chillies,turmeric powder,ghee-sauted basmati rice,soaked split moongdal and sugar and
salt.saute for few mins and add  2 3/4 cups water and let it cook upto one whistle on good flame.Leave it for 10 mins.
    4.Meanwhile,Heat 2 tsp oil in a kadai and saute the remaining shallots for 2-3 mins then add red chillies,
fresh green peas,coriander leaves and garam masala together for 2 more mins.Finally.add grated coconut and saute this for a min or 2.
    5.Add the pressure-pan basmati rice mixture and pressure cook for 2-3 mins.Open the pressure pan lid after 10 mins.
    6.Serve this aromatic Coconut Kichadi hot with ur choicest korma or stew or sambar and chutney.


Sending this recipe to Radhika's Winter Carnival' Event hosted by Tickling Palates

7 comments:

Anzz said...

That is perfect comfort food. Lovely dish. Hope you had a great christmas.

Deeksha said...

Tasty and healthy khichdi. Yum Yum!

Chandrani said...

Coconut khichdi looks yumm..

Kaveri said...

Nice Recipe...looks good

faseela said...

wow coconut kichadi z superb.....

Aarthi said...

yummy dish..Should try it sometime..

Aarthi
http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

divya said...

looks awesome and yummy rice...