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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Rava Khitchadi

Yet another morning, lazyily dragging out of the bed I refreshed myself and walked into the kitchen with ultimately no clues of what to make for breakfast just 20 more mins and there should be breakfast on table, you know what I mean there are days when you have nothing on mind yet duty calls us and the empty table during breakfast makes you guilty. Bread and sausages have saved many days but today was not that, oh its Sunday and yet 20 mins for breakfast oh ho no excuses with respect to breakfast though, if time lapses there is just no explanation or reason to make him eat. Opening the refridgerator my eyes caught the Cashews sitting there, okay why not Upma, but the Carrots were peeking out of the crisper and I wanted to become their saviour so why not Khitchadi its just gonna take 15-20 mins. I did totally forget that Khitchadi's are his fav and yet again I made his day ;) well then why not post it was the next thing on mind...



Ingredients:

Cream of Wheat - 2 cups (Sooji/Rava/Bombay Rava)
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Sesame Oil - 2-3 tbsps
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch
Cardamom - 2 nos.
Cloves - 2 nos.
Bay Leaves - few
Curry Leaves - few
Cashewnuts - 2 tbsps
Red Onion - 1 medium finely chopped
Ginger - 1 inch minced or finely chopped
Green Chillies - 3 nos. slit lengthwise
Tomato - 1 large finely chopped
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Fennel Seeds - 3/4 tbsp freshly ground
Carrot - 2 chopped
Peas - 1/2 cup (& any other veggie of your choice like Beans etc)
Water - 5 1/4 cups
Salt to taste

Garnishing:

Coriander Leaves - a generous amount



Method:

1. In a non stick pan heat the Ghee and roast the Rava until slight brown or until aroma emanates. Set aside to cool.
2. In a deep pan or kadai heat Oil and thrown in the Mustard Seeds to splutter. Then add the Cinnamon, Cloves, Cardamom and Bay Leaves when they turn color add the Cashewnuts and Curry Leaves.
3. When the Cashews are slight brown add the Onions, Green Chillies and Ginger. Once the Onions become pink drop the chopped Tomatoes and let it cook or until it becomes mushy, keep stirring.
4. Now add the Veggies (Carrot and Beans first, let it cook for a few mins and then add the Peas) when you sense the aroma of Carrots add the powdered Fennel Seeds and Turmeric Powder and cook for a min or two.
5. Then pour the Water and adjust Salt, bring it to a rolling boil. Simmer and start adding the Sooji/Rava slowly while stirring all the time not letting any lumps to form.
6. Cover and cook until all the Water is absorbed. Garnish with Coriander Leaves.

Serve with: Chutney

Am sending this to
Mahimaa's Cooking Basics Event and Shama's Family's Favourite Food Event.

Its accompanied by my Ulavalu Chutney I missed to send it to Shama's Family's Favourite Food Event.

52 comments:

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

you know what, upma was the first dish I made after my marriage. This is one of the dishes a beginner can try initially. thanks for sharing.

ARUNA said...

Hey Ramya, since yesterday i was feeling like having rava Khichadi but was feeling very lazy to make some. So i ordered it sometime back from a restaurant, waiting for it. This pic is increasing my craving even more!

Tina said...

Beautiful clicks and presentation dear....Khitchadi looks yummy...

Fathima said...

Looks so tempting... nice clicks!

Uma said...

yum, yum!! Love the way you presented it :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks lovely... yum!

Sushma Mallya said...

So beautiful and such a nice recipe...

Nandini said...

Rich rava khichdi! Love the color! It's healthy and yummy!

Anjum said...

Yummy rava khichdi.Love those colours.So vert tempting.

Anjum said...

Yummy rava khichdi.Love those colours.So vert tempting.

Anjum said...

Yummy rava khichdi.Love those colours.So vert tempting.

Swathi said...

Ramaya,

Rava khichidi looks really yummy and colorful.

Neetz said...

woww..i will definitely try this..looks superb!!!

Padhu said...

Looks superb!

Suparna said...

looks yumm, it's seems flavourful with so many ingredients.
TC

shanthi said...

love the way it is displayed

Priya said...

Yumm!!my fav khitchadi..awesome presentation..

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious upma.....nice presentation...thanks for this yummy entry...

priya said...

yummy upma..perfect for breakfast!..looks so delicious!

Happy Cook said...

Love the way you have serve them. And beautiful colour.

Pari said...

Hi. The rava khichadi looks so good and so well presented.

Jagruti said...

Rava Khichdi looks so delicious and tempting...sure to try..;-))

Parita said...

I make vegetable upma in a similar way, nice colorful pics!

Asha said...

Very pretty pics and Kitchadi looks tasty.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Very colorful and very very tempting. This and chutney would be perfect for the weekend brunch.

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

hai Ramya..im here after a long gap...a big big big sorry for that.. :).. busy with my new born princess.. :)
Rava kichdi looks delicious..i loved the last snap..niceshape and wonderful presentation.. :)

Preeti Kashyap said...

Yumm! I love the recipe and the clicks!

Vrinda said...

Super cute kichadi

Aparna said...

Delicious kichadi.Awesome presentation..dear!!!

tasteofsaras said...

A homely and tasty South Indium Tiffin Ramya...would be delicious if paired with sambar..:)

vineetha said...

Nice presentation dear..My hubby used to make kichadi's when he was a bachelor,I never made it.Ur picture is asking me why I never tried kichadi...:)

SE said...

nice..and very beautiful clicks !

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Tempting....

Cicily Antony said...

when i'm lazy i make upma...this is another good idea...next time will giv it a try...

simply.food said...

This looks like aquick and easy but tasty recipe.Nice click.

Gita said...

There is definitely something very satisfying about upma or kichidi on weekends for me :) I usually make a simple preparation with seasonings...your sounds too delicious and spicy with all the colorful veggies :)

Panchpakwan said...

This dish looks so good...Its our breakfast on Sunday..:)

Divya Vikram said...

Very beautifully served! Makes a great sunday brunch!

Padma said...

Nice comforting dish. Love to have this anytime... Looks colorful with all those veggies and mouthwatering.

Cham said...

I feel like having kichdi now, gorgeous presentation!

Shri said...

Very yummy looking dish!

suvaiyaana suvai said...

I love this kichadi!

Rachana Kothari said...

A very beautiful presentation!!! looks so yummm:)

AnuSriram said...

Comforting food! my fav too... Pictures are so tempting!

lissie said...

nice clicks, Ramya! kichdi looks so yummy and nutritious!

Malar Gandhi said...

Wonderful rava kitchri...looks wonderful, like ur presentation so much:)

Mangala Bhat said...

Kichadi ..Lokks Yummy!

Sarah Naveen said...

Cute kichdi...Looks so yummy!!!

Pavithra said...

Lovely kitchidi.. Handy dish always.. looks so yummy.

Mythreyi Dilip said...

My all time favorite kichidi, very well presented and beautiful clicks!!!

Sashi said...

anytime go food.. nice presentation Ramya !!

Nithu Bala said...

Wow! so delicious..very nicely clicked..

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