THE DANCE OF THE MUSTARD, THE AROMA OF THE COCONUT OIL WAFTING IN THE SLIGHTLY SMOKY KITCHEN, THE TANG OF THE TAMARIND, THE SUGAR, THE SPICE AND EVERYTHING NICE.... THE MEMORIES OF MOM'S KITCHEN WHERE I USED TO HANG AROUND TO QUENCH MY HUNGER; THE HOPE WAS TO GET THE FIRST TASTE OF ANYTHING MOM'S DISHES OUT BEFORE MY BROS OR SIS'. OH I MISS THOSE DAYS, BUT NOW I WANT TO RECREATE THAT MAGIC- TO REMIND MYSELF, TO LET THE WORLD KNOW ABOUT IT.
Friday, 25 December 2015
Last month we had been to my sister -in-law's place at B'lore. She had prepared so many dishes and one of them was Khichdi. She had added broken wheat to the khichdi and I found that it was tastier than the one which I usually make. I used to prepare with semolina, which was my mother-in-law's recipe and I had already posted it on my blog. So I never bought broken wheat for the dishes that I prepare. My sister-in-law gave me a packet of broken wheat so that I can also prepare this.
WHAT YOU NEED:
Chanadal - 1/2 cup
Broken wheat - 3/4 cup Coconut gratings - of half coconut
Sugar - 1 cup or to taste
Cashew nuts - 1 tbsp
Raisins - 1 tbsp
Almonds - 1 tbsp
Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
SWEET KHICHDI MADE OF CHANA DAL AND BROKEN WHEAT
HOW TO MAKE:
Wash chana dal and cook with enough water till soft.
Add broken wheat and cook till it is soft.
Heat little ghee in a small pan and fry the nuts and raisins.
Add sugar to the cooked chana dal and broken wheat. Stir well. Add coconut gratings and keep stirring for a minute.