Sunday, 22 September 2013

DALIA KHICHADI / LAPSI KHICHADI / CRACKED WHEAT KHICHADI


 DALIA KHICHADI / LAPSI KHICHADI / CRACKED WHEAT KHICHADI

 INGREDIENTS

Dalia / lapsi / broken wheat / cracked wheat
1 cup
Moong dal
½ cup
Shredded cabbage
1 cup
Julienned carrots
¼ cup
Sliced onions
¼ cup
Sliced capsicum
¼ cup
Sliced baby corn or corn kernels
¼ cup
Sliced tomatoes
¼ cup
Kala masala / goda masala
1 tsp
Jeera pdr / cumin pdr
¼ tsp
Chilli pdr
1 tsp
Dhania pdr / coriander pdr
¼ tsp
Grated dry coconut (lightly roasted)
1 tbsp
Salt
T.T.
Haldi / turmeric pdr
¼ tsp
Oil
2 - 3 tbsp
Heeng / asafoetida
¼ tsp
Rai / mustard seeds
¼ tsp
Jeera / cumin seeds
¼ tsp
Coriander leaves
3 – 4 sprigs
Scraped fresh coconut
2 tbsp
METHOD:

1.       Wash together the dalia and moong dal, drain and keep.

2.       Heat oil, add in the rai, jeera, Heeng and haldi.

3.       Gradually add in the onions, carrots, baby corn, capsicum, tomatoes and cabbage. Sauté till the veggies become a little soft.


4.       Now add in the washed dalia and mix it well into the veggies.

5.       Add around 3 ½ cups of water and all the remaining spices and masalas along with the dry coconut and salt.

6.       Cover and cook. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and scraped coconut. serve with pickle and curd.

7.       Usually I prefer making khichadi in a pressure cooker as it saves time. Try it out, the outcome is equally delicious and its also a one pot meal.