Saturday, April 3, 2010

Broccoli Khichadi



Ingredients:
  • 1 cup Rice (soaked for 15 minutes)
  • 2/3 cup Moong Dal (soaked for 1/2 hr)
  • 1/2 cup Broccoli (used frozen )
  • 1/4 cup Lima beans ( used frozen)
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1-2 Cardamom pods
  • 1 small Cinnamon stick
  • 2-3 Red chilies (dry)
  • 1-2 Green chilies (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • A pinch of Hing
  • 3-4 TBsp Ghee or Oil
  • Salt to taste
Method:
    On a nonstick pan heat the ghee, add cumin seeds, mustard seeds dry red chilies, green chilies and allow them to splutter. Add cinnamon stick, bay leaf, cardamom pod and fry for few minutes or till you get nice aroma. Add lima beans, broccoli ,soaked moong dal , turmeric,  and fry for few minutes. Add rice , hing, salt and mix everything well. Add water to cook rice.
Cook on medium heat and cover with lid and cook for 20-25 minutes or till the rice get tender.


Serve with dollop of Ghee with pickle.

Note:
  • Soaked rice and dal helps to cook fast. They get tender/ soft soon.
  • Once the rice starts to boil, stir 2-3 times and avoid scorching.

16 comments:

Yummy Team said...

This is something new to me. Great idea and recipe! Looks delicious..

N S said...

Kichidi is my all time favorite. Addition of broccoli makes it more nutritious.

Sushma Mallya said...

Very innovative, love the idea of including broccoli to it as well...sounds good...and looks beautiful

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious yummy khichadi

Ms.Chitchat said...

A healthy khichadi recipe made healthier with the addition of Brocolli. Lovely.

Padhu said...

Very innovative ,including borccoli to khichadi

Meena said...

very innovative khichdi...great use of broccoli...

shanthi said...

Colourful and healthy

simply.food said...

Lovely khitchdi with the brocolli and lima beans.

Priya said...

Very unique and healthy broccoli khichadi..looks yumm!

Nandini said...

Healthy and colorful khichadi! Love the addition of broccoli!!

M D said...

Broccoli khichdi is new to me. It seems different and good.

M D said...

Broccoli in Kichidi seems different. Sounds healthy and good too...

Tina said...

Looks delicious and healthy dear...Nice combination..

Gulmohar said...

that's one comfort meal..awesome

Deepa said...

Very Delicious looking khichdi and broccoli and lima beans make it even tasty.

deepa
http://hamareerasoi.blogspot.com/

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