Friday, May 14, 2010

Cucumber carrot khichadi

Kichadi is served as part of Sadhya in Kerala. Easiest variety of khichadi is made as follows.


1 cucumber peeled and sliced
1/2 carrot peeled and sliced
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 dried red chillies
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp urad dal
2 green chillies chopped
1 sprig curry leaves
salt to taste

To grind:

1 cup coconut
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1 green chilly
1/2 cup yogurt


1.Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.Let them crackle.
2.Throw in the urad dal, dried red chillies,curry leaves and green chillies.
3.Add carrot and mix well untill carrot is cooked.
4.Add cucumber,salt and mix well for 30 seconds.
5.Pour in the ground paste.Mix well and switch off the flame before the gravy comes to a boil.

PS:Add more yogurt/water to bring the gravy to your desired consistency.


BeenaShylesh said...

nice kichadi for the rice...nice presentation...

raji said...

hi dhanya , iam from mangalore ,india. even we make this recipie and we call it" kocchusalli" and we make it purely with cucumber.its very tasty...