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 Suresh 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 P said...

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