Saturday, November 6, 2010


On the occasion of Diwali, everyone would have prepared lovely snacks and sweets even I have prepared and I am still to write the recipe. Today I am posting a recipe which was available in my draft from long time. This is one of very healthy item which I prepare at least once a week and every one like this at my home.


Preparation time: 2 minutes (Approximately)

Cooking time: 15 minutes (Approximately)

Serving: 4 persons


Oats-2 cups (I have used Quaker Oats)

Split Green Gram Dal- 1 ½ cups

Ghee-2 tsp

Cumin seeds- 3 tsp

Mustard seeds- 1 tsp

Grated Ginger- 1 tsp

Asafoetida Powder – 1 tsp

Curry leaves- few

Turmeric powder- ¾ tsp

Salt- to taste

Tomatoes-2 (Chopped)


·         Wash and soak green gram for half an hour.
·         Now in a pressure cooker, put soaked Dal and oats along with tomatoes, turmeric leaves and salt).
·         Add 4-5 cups of water.
·         Pressure cook for 10 minutes in medium heat or till you get 2 whistles.
·         Now heat ghee in a pan and put cumin seeds, grated ginger, asafoetida and curry leaves.
·         Allow cumin seeds to change its colour.
·         Add this seasoning to cooked kichadi.


·         If you want to enhance taste of the dish you can add few veggie like carrot, beans etc. To this.
·         If you want the dish completely without oil or ghee just omit ghee here and add roasted cumin seeds here.


Torviewtoronto said...

happy diwali

Bo said...

Happy Diwali! I tried making some pedas the other day...They were a complete disaster....Your dish sounds simple and flavorful.

Priya said...

Khichadi looking comforting..

harini-jaya said...

a healthy one pot meal !!love this version! thx for ur comments in our blog..

Rachana said...

Delicious khichadi!

Sharmi said...

looks yum and healthy!!

Hari Chandana said...

Sounds very interesting and delicious.. Looks so tempting dear..