Monday, June 30, 2008

Monsoon Favorites: Khichdi with Semolina

khichdi"Khichdi" or "Khichudi" as we commonly call it here in Bengal, is a popular recipe during monsoons. Khichdi is everyone's favorite, because it is great to taste, and can be prepared quite easily. Steaming hot khichdi with fries and chutney, is a must here during the rainy seasons! This delectable dish is really India's comfort food, being nutritious and yummy at the same time. Khichdis are of different types, cooked in a variety of ways, but more about them later.

Here's one easy to prepare recipe that's sure to tickle your tastebuds!

Ingredients: Suji or Semolina 200gms, Moong Dal(lentils) 150gms, Potatoes-2(diced), 1 Cauliflower(in small pieces), Green Peas(1cup), Ginger paste 1tsp, Green Chillies-2, Garam Masala(spices), Salt to taste, White cooking oil.

Procedure: In a dry shallow pan, fry the semolina(suji) and dal and keep separately. Fry the diced potatoes and cauliflower. Keep the dal semi-boiled. Now heat oil and saute some ginger paste first; add the fried potatoes and cauliflower, dal, green chillies, and boil for some more time. Add the semolina in this mix now. Add salt to taste. Just before taking off from the heat, add garam masala and ghee. Serve hot!

12 comments:

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

I love the bengali khichudi with tomato chutney, beguni and papad...This semoline khichdi is new to me ..Will try as you suggest!!

Suma Rajesh said...

its very healthy khichdi...nice colour and looks delicious

Sireesha said...

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This semoline khichidi is new to me...Will try this time....

Madhavi said...

Healthy khichdi, looks delicious, yummy yummy!!!

Andhra Flavors said...

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Priti said...

Hey Thanks for vising my blog ..and the kind words...
Khichdi looks nice...it's my sis all time favorite...

rekhas kitchen said...

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VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

Hey .. khichdi looks yummy ... its my fav .. didn't knw that we can make it with semolina as well cuz we always make it with rice .. will try this one

Sagari said...

nice recipeee

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Jaya said...

This is something new to me , Indranee , and am sure it taste good specially when monsson is here to stay for a while ...
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jaya