Friday, October 23, 2009

Quick Kichadi

It is an easy to prepare, healthy and delicious food with rice and lentil as major ingredients. We can have and enjoy this food with chutney, thuvaiyal, pickle, thokku, curd etc.


  • Rice: 2 cups
  • Green gram (Paasip paruppu / Moong dal): 1 cup
  • Mustard (Katuku / Rai): 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves (Kariveppilai / Karipaththa): A few
  • Green chili: 3
  • Onion: 1
  • Tomato: 1
  • Garlic: A few
  • Coriander leaves (Kothumalli thazhai / Dhania paththa): As required
  • Cooking oil / Edible oil: As required
  • Turmeric powder: A little
  • Ghee / Clarified butter: As required
  • Salt: As required

Method of preparation:

  • Take a cooker and heat oil in it.
  • Add muster, curry leaves, chopped green chili, garlic, onion and tomato one after the other and sauté for about two minutes.
  • Add six cups of water and boil the contents.
  • Add salt and turmeric powder.
  • Add rice and green gram.
  • Pressure cook for three whistles.
  • Add a little ghee and decorate with coriander leaves.

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