This is a quick and delicious meal, does not include lot of time, cutting, frying etc! :) Saw this recipe recently and I could not resist to try it. Gujarati Kichdi is almost like South Indian ven pongal, but has some different spices. It pairs well with the kadi. To add some crunch to the meal, I prepared a simple cauliflower stir-fry.
Ingredients for Kadi
Sour Yogurt - 1/4cup
Besan/Chick pea flour/Kadala maavu -1teaspoon
Few curry leaves
Combine the sour yogurt-chilli powder -turmeric powder-salt-sugar-ginger- besan in a bowl and mix it with a whisk. Add about a cup of water to it , mix it without lumps.
Take the content in a pan, start heating it.
Once the kadi starts boiling, reduce the heat to medium low and cook for 5-6 minutes.
Make the tempering in a small pan, add it to the kadi and its ready.
Split moong dal (with or without skin) -1/4cup
Cinnamon Stick-2" piece
[You can add chopped ginger and green chillies as well. As I was not having them at hand, I didn't add]
Wash and soak the rice and dal together for half an hour.
Heat ghee in a pressure cooker, and add the pepper corns, cumin seeds and cinnamon stick. Let them splutter. Then add the soaked rice and dal with enough salt. Add 21/4cups of water, close the cooker and cook for 2-3 whistles. Open the cooker after the pressure subsides, add little more ghee, mash the kichidi well.
Thats it, healthy and delicious kichdi is ready to serve.
Enjoy it with Kadi and papad/chips or your choice of side dish. I prepared a quick and spicy cauliflower stir fry. To see the recipe, click here.
Recipe Inspiration : Here