Thursday 26 January 2017

Sama ke Chawal ki Vegetable khichdi

sama ke chawal ki khichdi
Earlier I blogged about sama ke chawal ki khichdi which had only samak rice but this recipe also contains healthy vegetables which can be eaten during fasts. Addition of vegetables add to the taste as well as nutritive value of this tasty vrat ki khichdi. Remember we don't eat beans and peas (matar) in any form during Ekadashi, Janmashtami and Navratra fasts.
Recipe of sama ke chawal ki vegetable khichdi
1/2 cup sama ke chawal (samo rice/shyamak chawal/samak chawal/vrat ke chawal)
1 tbsp desi ghee (clarified butter)
Sendha salt (rock salt) - to taste
2 green chilies- chopped
Vegetables like potato, carrot, spinach, tomato, cauliflower and capsicum- chopped
 2& 1/2 cups of water
How to make sama ke chawal ki vegetable khichdi
1. Wash and soak sama ke chawal. In the meantime you can chop the vegetables. Drain the water from the rice.
2. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker and add green chilies. Sauté for a minute and then add all the vegetables, salt and sama ke chawal along with 2 and 1/2 cups of water. (Idea is to add 5 times water as sama ke chawal).
3. Cook to 2 whistles. Open the lid of the cooker when pressure drops down naturally. Your sama ke chawal ki khichdi is ready.

Thursday 19 January 2017

Besan Wali Arbi Recipe

besan wali arbi
This recipe of besan wali arbi is one of my own recipes. Today I made them along with rotis and they turned out very tasty. If you like arbi in any form, they are worth giving a try.
Recipe of besan wali arbi
1/2 kg arbi (taro root/ colocassia)
2 tbsp besan (gram flour/ chickpea flour)
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp ajwain (carom seeds)
1/2 tsp red chilli powder (cayenne pepper)
A pinch of hing (asafoetida)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp amchoor (dry mango powder)
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 inch piece ginger- grated or chopped
2 tbsp oil
How to prepare besan wali arbi
1. Pressure cook arbi for 1- 2 whistles. Peel and chop them into roundels.
2. Out of the 2 tbsp oil, add 2 tsp oil to a pan or a kadhai and add besan. Roast on a medium- low heat till nice aroma comes out of besan and it turns slightly reddish- brown.
3. Turn off the heat and take besan out of the pan. Add a little salt to the besan.
4. In the same pan, heat the remaining oil and add ajwain. When it changes color, add hing.
5. Add the ginger and sauté it lightly.
6. Add arbi, salt and turmeric powder and mix well. Roast on a medium-low heat, stirring occasionally.
7. When arbi appears well roasted, add remaining spice powders and besan. Mix well and cook on a low heat for 3-4 minutes.

8. Turn off the heat and garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve besan wali arbi hot with roti, paratha or poori.