Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Rava/Sooji Khichadi/Semolina Khichadi

Rava/Sooji Kichadi is my favorite for dinner or even breakfast..I remember the first time I tried making this when I was about 14 or 15..It came out as a lumpy mass :) though it tasted good.
I definitely do believe that getting the right texture of Rava Upma/Khichadi is indeed an art!!Perfection comes only out of Practice.


Ingredients:

Sooji/Rava - 1 cup
Ghee - 1 Tbsp
Oil - 4tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Split Urad dal  - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
A cup of mixed vegetables like carrot,beans,peas,potato finely chopped
Onion - 1 big
Tomato - 1
A sprig of curry leaves
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Water - 2  1/2 cups
To be ground into  a paste:
Garlic cloves - 2
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cloves - 2
Cinnamon - 2 inch piece
Green chillies - 3

Method:

Heat the ghee in a kadai.Roast the sooji until it becomes slightly brown in color.Keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan.Add the mustard seeds.When they splutter add the urad dal.when the dal becomes brown add the finely chopped onion and the curry leaves.When they become translucent,add the ground paste and fry till the raw smell goes off.Add all the veggies one by one and then the tomato.When the vegetables are almost cooked,add the roasted sooji,turmeric powder and required amount of salt.
Meanwhile in another pan heat 2 1/2 cups of water and switch it off when it starts boiling.Keep the boiling water ready.
Pour the boiling water into the sooji and vegetable mixture and stir briskly so that no lumps are formed.Simmer and cover with  a lid.Switch off the stove when the sooji is cooked and garnish with coriander leaves.
Drizzle a little bit of ghee on the top.
Serve hot.

This is my entry to shama's FIRST COOKED FOOD EVENT --AUG'09

18 comments:

Padma said...

That is true upma needs a lot of practice to make without lumps... yours has come out perfect... looks yummy and nice color Ramya :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Yep looks yum... I agree practise makes man perfect...

Pavithra said...

Looks so colorful and i love it so much.. nice picture too

kittymatti said...

Ahaaaaaaaa@ Paarkave supera iruku! enaku paati nyapakam vardhu!

Rekha shoban said...

i love this recipe very much...looks yummy!

Pari said...

Love the idea of adding spices like fennel.Looks very yummy.

Pari said...

I was just counting your posts in archives..I guess this is ur 51st post. Congrats Dear.

Sireesha said...

Looks tempting...Feeling hungry now...

Priya said...

Superb dish, i can say that i do often this delicious dish whenever my mom was out of station..yummy dish!

Shri said...

Loved your Khichdi!The fennel is a great addition!

lata raja said...

Big O for your kichdi. So very nicely done. Did it come out just as this first time too?

Abhilash Pillai said...

This is really a great dish to have in the breakfast.
Thanks for the dish...

Ramya said...

Thanx Padma!!

Thanx somoo!!
Thanx Pavi!!

Thanx Kitty!!

Thanx rekha

Thanx Pari for pointing out that ive completed my 50 posts :)

Thanx Lata for u'r big o :)

Thanx sireesha!!

Thanx priya!!

Thanx shri

Thanx abhilash

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Looks colorful and delicious.

s said...

this is such a difficult dish for me..have stopped trying to make it..but seeing urs must admit wanna try one last time!

Swapna said...

Nice post :)

Dolly said...

Happen to stumble on ur blog and tried this for dinner .. Simply delicious ! :)

kanch said...

This was a fantastic upma recipe. I added it to my blog (www.kanchana.info) and provided the link to your website. I hope many more get to experience this awesome recipe.