Thursday, March 16, 2006

Wheat Rava Kitchadi

Wheat Rava Kichadi.

We usually take light dinner, avoiding high caloric food.
One of the best and simple dish we always opt for is wheat rava upuma.My husband loves upuma of any kind except vermicelli uppuma(I dont know why). So Uppuma is an easy way for me to fix up a dinner quickly.
As a child I used to hate anything made using the wheat rava even sweets made using this like pongal or kesari.But then my taste buds changed after marriage, as we have wheat rava upuma atleast twice a week in my in-laws place. Slowly I started developing a liking to this dish, but not as much as Rava upuma or Rava kichadi.
So today I decided to to kick it up a notch(Emeril's style) by adding lots of vegetable and make it as a kichadi. My Husband loved this dish and it was very wholesome. And you know what its a great way to include broccoli in your diet. I served this with coriander- curry leaves chutney


Wheat Rava 1 cup.
2 1/2 cup of water. (2 cup for - rava, 1/2 cup for vegetables)
Vegetables - Broccoli 10 spears,
1 Carrot cut in to round slices
1/2 cup peas.
1/2 cup capsicum.
you can add any other vegetables of your choice.
1 medium sixed onion slices thin.
1 medium sized tomato.
1 tsp choopped garlic
1 tsp chopped ginger
3 green chillies sliced verically

for tempering:
1 tsp musard, urad dhal, few curry leaves.


Fry the wheat rava in a tava until slight brown and keep aside.
In the same fry the brocolli spears in a drop of oil.Just stir them up in high heat for 2 minutes and keep that aside.
Take 2 tsp of oil in kadai/pan add mustard , urad dhal and curry leaves.
After the seeds pop, add the ginger , garlic and green chillies.
Then add the onioins and fry till translucent, now add the tomatoes and fry well.
now add all the vegetables except the broccoli. , a pinch of turmeric and salt. fry well till the vegetables are tender.Now add the water, close the pan and allow it to boil for few minutes.
Now add the whea rava and stil till it mixes well with the water and there are no lumps.
Reduce the heat to low, add the broccoli pieces, close the pan and allow to cook in low heat for 10 mins or till completely cooked. Add chopped Coriander leaves.

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