Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Varhadi Khichadi (Rice)

 Varhadi Khichadi (Rice)

This recipe comes from a region called 'Varhad' located in the state of Maharshtra, India.


Rice - 1 cup
Yellow lentils - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1 sliced
Dry coconut - 1 inch
Garlic cloves - 2 to 3
Red chilly powder - 3 tsp
Turmeric - 1 tsp
Water - 2-3 cups
Salt as per taste


1. Wash rice and lentils 2-3 times and soak it in water for 30 minutes.
2. Grind dry coconut, garlic cloves and red chilly powder together to a fine paste.
3. Heat oil in a pan, add sliced onion and saute it till translucent.
4. Add turmeric, dry cocnout, garlic and red chilly powder paste. Saute it till oil oozes out.
5. Saute soaked rice and lentils in the above mixture. Add salt as per taste.
6. Add 2-3 cups of boiling water to rice and let it cook on low flame for 10-15 minutes.
7. Serve it with a tblsp of oil or Ghee, pickel and roasted papad.

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