Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Mirani Khichhdi

Blogging is highly addictive.Worse than drugs and alcohol and all those other highly addictive stuffs.Even worse is that nothing can be done to get de-addicted.No therapy ,nothing ,unless you put your mind into it and tell yourself sternly ' I will go slow in writing the posts' or 'I will take a break' or you have to be down with a bloggers block.

All these three don't seem to comet to me now, though I had a block a couple of months ago and now looks like I can't go slow in drooling over recipes,trying them out and posting them.So if you find my pace is too fast please bear with me for as people say 'This phase too shall pass....'

I have been trying quite a few recipes from Sindi Rasoi for Ria has chosen Alka's Sindhi Rasoi.for   Tried and tasted this month;T & T  is an event started by Zlamuska and carried on by Lakshmi .

I made this simple Kichhdi for breakfast a couple of days ago.

I used: [The original recipe is here]

Toor dhal - 1/2 a cup
Chana / gram dhal-1/2 cup
Moon dhal-1/4 cup
Rice-1/2 a cup
Tomato-1 large,finely chopped
Curry leaves- afew
Chilli powder-1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Sambar powder-2 teaspoons
Mustard-1 teaspoon
Asafoedia powder- a pinch
Oil-1 tablespoon

  1.  Soak the rice and dhal for half an hour.
  2. Heat  a pressure cooker and put in water [ I used around 4 cups of water.The quantity of water needed will vary with the quality of the  ingredient so use your discretion.],salt,tumeric powder,red chilli powder ,dhal-rice mixture ,tomato,curry leaves and cover and cook for 15 minutes or 3 whistles.
  3. When the pressure releases mash the contents of the cooker [Add more water if its too thick or cook for some more time if its watery.]
  4. Heat oil in a small pan and put in mustard,curry leaves.
  5. When it saplutters add the sambar powder and mix.
  6. Immediately pour into the kichhdi and serve.
You can serve this with some crispies of your choice.I thought I will try it with grilled pappad and it was a tasty combo!

Also sending this to Priya for her Bookmarked recipes every Tuesday...

Also check out the other recipe posted today.Baingan ka raita.

Bon Appetit...


  1. Dear padmaja
    Very nice recipe and new for me. I do make khichdi often, Bong style, I am going to make this one. I think Baigan raita will go with it, even if it doesnt I am going to try that too.
    Have a nice week

  2. What a perfect way to start the morning! lovely kichidi

  3. Even i bookmarked this khichdi,looks very comforting..

  4. I love the khichedi combination!! Lovely recipe for sunday brunch!!

  5. papad combination is nice..seducing..

  6. hey i thought it is bisibelabath... but its a kichdi... really nice dear...



  7. nice recipe of kichri looking tasty

  8. Very nice recipe ...tempting .. def wil try this one .. different breakfst from regular idly dosas...

  9. Can you tell me how to grill the pappadum? All I have ever done is fry them. But then again I should ask if pappad is the same as pappadum. Love your recipes. Thanks!

  10. its really (as usual:)) new for me...!!! seems with pappad is tempting....


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