Its a simple but delicious recipe. In Tamilnadu, smaller functions will have this dish for sure. Even a novice at kitchen can do it with ease. If you are diet conscious, its a good option. Nowadays I have started adding veggies in almost all things i prepare . Its reduces your intake of food at the same time provides you more intake of veggies.
Coming to the recipe
Sooji/Rava - 2 cups
Cut Vegetables - 1 1/2 cups (I used carrot, beans, cauliflower, green peas, potato)
Onion - 2 big
Green Chillies - 5
Red Chillies - 2
Ginger - 1/5 tsp finely chopped
Curry Leaves and Coriander Leaves
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Ghee - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dhal broken - 1 tsp
Bengal Gram dhal - 1 tsp
Aesfoetida - 1 pinch
Roast the rava, till the aroma of roasted rava fills in air.
Cut all the vegetables, onion and chillies.
In the kadai, heat 1 tbsp of cooking oil and add the seasoning items.
Then add the onion, chillies and curry leaves. Saute till translucent.
Add the veggies and saute till they become soft.
Add 4 cups of water and close with a lid.
When the water starts boiling, add the roasted rava and mix well without making any lumps.
Smear 1 tsp of ghee and close with a lid. Cook in a lower flame for 5 more minutes.
Delicious kichidi is ready, garnish it with coriander leaves and serve hot with Coconut chutney.
Few people add 1 cinnamon stick and a clove while seasoning and a thick coconut paste while adding water. It also will be good, as I don't like masala much, I opted this way.
If you want it little tangy, you can even add a tomato.
I am sending this to the 15 minutes cooking event conducted by Mahimaa and also the WYF-Quick Meal event conducted by EC.