Thursday, November 8, 2007

Matar Khichadi (Spicy Rice with Green Peas)

I have been meaning to pay a visit to the motherland for over a year now. Unfortunately, due to work constraints, it’s just not happening. And when it does happen, it will be an extremely short visit and I won’t be able to do all the things I have planned. Of course, the one thing I am dreading about going back is the breakfast, lunch and dinner engagements. As any sojourner making a return visit to India knows, you can’t leave unless you have consumed food with all your obscure relatives. And the funniest part is that they expect you to eat platefuls of stuff for breakfast knowing fully well that you have to be somewhere for lunch in a couple of hours. And this almost always means that I will be eating less of mom’s cooking. The simple, homemade comfort food I so desperately need. Like matar khichadi with lots of ghee and papad.

1 1/2 cup Green Peas
1 cup Rice
1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 Onion grated
2 tsp Goda Masala
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp Dhania
1 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp Chili powder
1 tsp Sugar
3 tsp Oil
1/4 cup Coriander
Salt to taste

Heat oil in a pan
Add mustard seeds and stir till they pop
Stir in grated onion and let it cook it golden brown on the edges
Add masala, cumin, coriander seed powder, turmeric, and chili till it froths
Add green peas, rice and salt and stir for a while so that the peas and rice are coated with the mixture of spices
Add water and cook as you would cook rice.
Add more water if you desire the khichadi soft
Serve with papad and add some ghee for some extra taste


Anonymous said...

I love rice and spicy food, so I cannot wait to try this dish out!

teeth whitener

Vrushali said...

even i prepare it but i dont use the goda masala.. will try ..
matar khichadi is one of the dish specially prepared on "Shravan Shanvar" in my inlaws place..but i prepare it every saturday. or when ever i reach home late from wrk.. hehehe :-)

sagari said...

kichidi looks soo yummyyyy

Mahek said...

found your blog today , will ready it fully soon....
I like the name of your blog great....
Are you marathi speaking?
blog la marathi nav pahun far chan watale...

Archana said...

I love your pictures and the way you have written your recipes.
The kichadi recipe does look, good. Will try it out this sunday (kichadi night).
Do visit my site and comment as well. I am home chef and love to cook. And if possible add me to your blog roll

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mallurecipes said...

I know what u mean
jus bck from India , less time eating mom's food more time spend eating at relatives place :(
khichadi is always a great comfort food.
will try this recipe too

Vegetarian Thali Restaurant said...

Spicy rice with green peas, amzing. U could also add paneer pieces in them. Dat will just make the dish royal

Vegetarian Thali Restaurant said...

Really loving this blog. this is the way to go friends. This is a mix of our cultures.

Vegetarian Thali Restaurant said...

Khichdi was my grand dad's regular diet. and to add to the spicy ness is surely gng to be a delicacy for young people as well