Thursday, June 7, 2012

Kichidi.........GUJARATI special


Basmathi rice/ Long-Grain rice 2 cups
Crushed garlic 3 tbsp
Water 3 1/2 cups
Green chilies 3
Green gram or Dal 1/2 cup
Red chili powder 2 tsp
Coriander powder 1tsp
Garam masala powder 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder 1/4rth tsp
Chopped onions 3/4rth cup
Chopped potato 1/2 cup
Green peas 14rth cup
Oil 3-4 tsp
Mustard seeds 1tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 14rth tsp
Hing/Asafoetida pinch


Wash and soak the rice and dal for half an hour.
Now keep a pressure cooker and heat the oil. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, turmeric powder, hing and saute for a minute.
Add the crushed garlic and saute for 1minute and immediately add all the vegetables. Saute until the raw smell goes.
Now add the water and bring to a boiling point.
Add salt, cumin powder, red chili powder, garam masala powder and stir well.
Next add the soaked rice and dal and keep the lid and cook for 2-3 whistles.
Serve with cucumber raita........

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