Nov 13, 2012

Recipe for Rajasthan Vegetarian Kichdi


rajasthani Indian vegetarain recipe

Ingredients for Kichdi:

§ 1 cup rice

§ 2 tablespoon ghee (Clarified butter)

§ 1/2 Cup green gram or golden gram (moong dal)

§ 1/2 Cup French beans (Chopped)

§ 1 t-spoon cumin seeds

§ 1 Cup cauliflower florets

§ 1/2 Cup carrots chopped

§ A pinch asafoetida

§ 1 cup peas

§ 4 cup water

§ Salt

§ 1/2 tablespoon turmeric powder


How to make vegetable khichdi :

§ Wash rice and dal (green gram) together.

§ Heat up the ghee in a vessel and drop in cumin seeds and asafoetida (when the seeds crackle mix in the

Vegetables and dal and stir fry for 2-3 minutes.

§ Mix in the rice and turmeric powder and continue to stir fry for 2 minutes.

§ Pour 4 cups of boiling water and ½ t-spoon salt.

§ Cover and let it cook on low heat until cooked.

§ Serve with pure ghee for added flavour.

This recipe can also be made with a mix of different dals (lentils) like masoor dal, toor dal ,Chana dal etc.

The following different spices can also be mixed and matched when doing the tempering of the rice to get a different flavour, but surely do this only if you know your flavours right.

Jeera (Cumin Seeds) - 1/2 tsp
Rai (Mustard Seeds) - 1/2 tsp
Saunf (Fennel Seeds) - 1/2 tsp
Methi (Fenugreek Seeds) - 1/4 tsp
Kalaunji (Nigella Seeds) - 1/2 tsp
Tej Patta (Bay Leaves) - 2-3
Dalchini - 2 one inch pieces
Badi Ilaichi (Black Cardamoms) - 1
Laung (Cloves) - 4-5

There are other rajasthani recipes as well like Bajra kichdi, Bikaneri kichdi, Jouthpuri pulao which are all vegetarian dishes with vegies or lentils in the mix.

Most of the vegetarian rajasthani recipes are cooked in pure ghee is famous for its mouth- watering aroma. Rajasthan's best delicious curries are based on the use of pulses or gram flour. Rajasthan also has a vast array of savouries and sun-dried snacks like dal baati and churma or missi roti. Enjoy

This is the last in our series of rajasthan inspired dishes  and recipes, we will  be posting our regular recipes as usual  and also  soon starting  our  new theme of “Recipes from Mumbai”. If you do still have any rajasthani  recipes  to contribute ( that we have missed) do send us your recipe

Also if you do have a nice Recipe  to feature ion our “recipes from mumbai” do send us your recipe at  jeromejf hotmail image


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