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Broken wheat khichidi

Broken wheat khichidi

Khichdi is not something I grew up eating. But once I came across this recipe I prepare it regularly with rice and moong dal. I like to prepare it because it is balanced , easy to prepare and we prepare with as many or less items as per availability. Some days I add lots of veggies to the khichdi when they are available and some other day I prepare with just onion, tomato, ginger garlic. Both the ways it tastes good. I wanted to find alternative to rice so that I can prepare it for breakfast. Adding broken wheat/dalia/godhi cuts(kannada) made it taste good and was well accepted at home so now it is a regular in the breakfast menu. Here is my version of this khichdi.

Ingredients required-

  1. Broken wheat- 1/2cup
  2. Moong dal – 1/2 cup
  3. Oil – 3+2tsp
  4. Ginger- small piece
  5. Garlic – 10 cloves
  6. Carrot – 1
  7. Beans – 8-10
  8. Green peas – 1/4 cup
  9. Tomato- 1
  10. Salt to taste
  11. Turmeric powder- 1/4tsp
  12. Red chilly powder- 2tsp(can be adjusted as per spice level)
  13. Garam masala – 3tsp
  14. Red chilly- 1
  15. Jeera – 1/2tsp
  16. Hing- a pinch

Method of preparation-

  • First soak the moong dal and broken wheat for about 30min
  • Take the pressure cooker. Add 3tsp oil and then add finely chopped ginger and garlic.
  • Once they are fried next add the onions followed by tomatoes.
  • Once they are half fried add carrot and beans cut into big pieces. Also add fresh or cooked dry green peas.
  • Drain water and add the moong dal and dalia.
  • Now add salt, turmeric, chilly powder and garam masala.
  • Mix everything very well.
  • Add water little above the level of the mixture. Since this is prepared little liquidy we will add more water here.
  • Cover and cook for 2 whistles. Allow the pressure to escape naturally.
  • Now prepare a tadka of oil+ red chilly pieces + pinch of hing+ jeera+ chilly powder and pour over the khichdi.
  • Mix well and serve.

Note –

  • Replace broken wheat with rice to prepare rice and moong dal khichdi
  • It tastes best when served hot so I haven’t tried in lunch box
  • You can skip the veggies to prepare plain khichidi.

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Overripe banana Rotti

Banana Rotti

Whenever we have overripe bananas the first choice in any house of Udupi/Mangalore is buns. But if you want to utilize these bananas in a healthy way this recipe may help. It is a instant recipe, can be packed in the tiffin box as well and I am sure kids will love the crispy and soft, sweet rotti. I thought it is something new when I made this rotti and told my mom. But she said she already knows it 😁 The smell of banana and jaggery cooked on low flame is a bonus 🤗

Ingredients required-

  1. Over ripe banana- 5(small, i took devabale)
  2. Grated coconut- 1/4 cup
  3. Jaggery – small piece (can increase if required)
  4. Salt to taste
  5. Bombay rawa – 1 cup (may vary based on consistency)
  6. Oil – for frying

Method of preparation-

  • Remove the skin of the banana and mash them well.
  • Add salt, grated jaggery(or jaggery powder), grated coconut and mix well.
  • The mixture will release water and now add the rawa and mix very well.
  • Keep aside for sometime say 15min.
  • Heath the tawa, dip the hand in water and take a portion of the mixture.
  • Spread it on the tawa with wet hand, this will help in spreading it fast and doesn’t stick to hand.
  • Add oil and cook on low flame. This takes time to cook, about 10-15min per rotti.
  • Serve hot with butter or chutney

Note –

  • You can peel the skin of the overripe banana and freeze to use in this dosa
  • You can also add finely chopped green chilly and ginger pieces to this dosa.
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Kirlele Mooga(Sprouted Moong) Usli

Kirlele Mooga( Sprouted Moong) Usli

This one is a traditional breakfast recipe of Udupi/Mangalore region. Sprouted moong usli is paired with poha and it makes a filling breakfast during any function.

The Sprouted moong is a natural coolant for this scorching summer also it is loaded with nutrients, good for weight management, diabetes and blood pressure management.

Also you can store the water used for boiling the moong and prepare saaru using the same.

Ingredients required-

  1. Green gram- 1 cup
  2. Green chilly-4-5
  3. Mustard- 1tsp
  4. Curry leaves – 1strand
  5. Jaggery- lemon sized piece
  6. Grated coconut- 5 tsp
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Oil – 2tsp
  9. Red chilly – 1
  10. Hing – a pinch
  11. Onion- 1 medium

Method of preparation-

  • I usually soak the moong in the morning
  • In the night I drain the water and keep it covered
  • Next day In the morning moong will sprout
  • Then add about 3 cups of water and cook it. If you want the usli to be mushy cook in pressure cooker for 1 whistle. Else cook in a vessel for 10-15min till it turns soft
  • Once done drain the water and keep aside
  • Now take a kadai and add oil. Prepare tadka by adding mustard, curry leaves, red chilly.
  • Then add onion and fry for 2min. Next add cut green chillies.
  • Next add grated coconut, salt and jaggery and hing. Adding jaggery is optional.
  • Finally add the green gram and mix well. Simmer the gas and cook for 2min.

Note –

  • The water from cooking the moong can be used in making saaru by adding salt and green chilly. Add a tadka of garlic in oil.
  • Also if you are preparing for fasting days skip the onion
  • The usli can be prepared without sprouting the green gram as well.