Monday, 2 December 2013

Saboodana Khichdi



This is my first blog post and I am starting with a very simple yet much liked dish, Saboodana khichdi. Saboodana Khichdi is a very popular breakfast and can be had while observing fast by replacing the table salt with rock salt (sendha namak).


Saboodana Khichdi

Ingredients:

Saboodana - 2 cups (soaked in water for 2 hours)
1 big potato boiled (cut in medium size pieces)
Peanuts- 1 cup
2-3 green chilles (chopped)
1/2 tsp red chilly powder (optional)
Salt to taste
Oil
Few fresh curry leaves
1 tsp cumin seeds 

Recipe:
Dry roast the peanuts and grind coarsely. 

Heat enough oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds, curry leaves and chopped green chillies.

Now add the potatoes and fry for 2-3 minutes.

Add saboodana, ground peanuts, red chilly powder and salt.

Mix well and cover for 2 minutes on simmer.

Serve hot.

Tips:
1. Do not oversoak the saboodana.
2. Dry roast few makhana (also known as foxnut/ lotus seed), grind coarsely and add to prevent the    saboodana from sticking to each other.
3. Add lemon juice for extra flavor.