Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Gujarati Kadi & Kichdi

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
Turmeric powder-1/8teaspoon
Chilli powder-1teaspoon
Chopped Ginger-1/2teaspoon
Salt-to taste
To temper
Mustard seeds-1/2teaspoon
Cumin Seeds-1/2teaspoon
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. 
Ingredients for Gujarati Kichdi 
Basmati rice-1/2cup
Split moong dal (with or without skin) -1/4cup
Pepper corns-5
Cumin seeds-1/2teaspoon
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


  1. Khichadi kadhi looks delicious. Lovely photos. Stir fried cauliflower would be nice addition to the meal. Thanks for trying our recipe.

  2. Delicious combination of kadi and khichdi.

  3. Delicious preparation. Khadi sounds great.

  4. Lovely combo of zesty spicy zang. Perfect to be drenched over rice and eaten for a hearty meal.

  5. Gujju Thali looks very inviting...I am a maniac for kichdi rice, it saves me lot of time from the kitchen. :)

  6. Kichadi,kadhi,delicious platter. Inviting foods;

  7. Looks spicy n tempting really..nicely done.

  8. Great combo... Tasty kadhi & khichdi Mahi :-)

  9. they look so perfect. Beautiful colour and texture..My favourite too :)


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