Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Moghlai Kichidi (Green gram rice)

While searching for a rice recipe with green gram , I came across this wonderful kichidi from the web.
I was blown over by the title Moghlai Kichidi and I am sure no one can deny the delicious pulaos and kichidis from Moghlai recipes. Surprisingly the end result resembled much like a biryani to me .
In the original recipe they soaked the Basmati rice and green gram for 2 hours before cooking. I used brown Basmati rice (soaked for 2 hours) and sprouted green gram. Brown Basmati rice has a lot of fiber content and so it can be used as a best substitute for white rice.
Here goes the recipe.



Ingredients:
Organic Brown Basmati Rice - 1 cup
sprouted green gram - 1/2 cup
onion - 1 (chopped)
green chillis - 4 (slitted)
Tomato - 1 (chopped)
ginger - 1 inch
garlic - 3 pods
cilantro , mint leaf - a handful
Bay leaf - 2
salt - to taste
oil - 2 tbsp
To powder:
shahi Jeera - 1/2 tsp
cloves - 3
cardamom - 2
Cinnamon - 1 inch
To temper:
curry leaves - 1 brig
cashew nuts - 10
ghee - 1 tbsp

Method:
1. Wash and soak rice for 1 hour.
Soak green gram overnight.

2. Make a powder of the items given.
Chop onion, tomato and green chilli.
Make a coarse paste of cilantro, mint leaf, ginger and garlic. Keep aside.

3.Heat oil in a pan, put the bay leaf. Then add onion and green chillies till they become soft.
Then add the tomato and cook till it becomes mushy.
Now add the ginger garlic paste and bay leaf.

4. Fry till the raw smell goes. Add the spices powder and mix.

5. To this, add the soaked rice and green gram. Add the salt and fry till the rice turns a bit white.
Then add water just enough to immerse everything. Cover and cook in very low flame till done.
If all the water is sucked add little more water if necessary.

6. Garnish with cashew nuts and curry leaves fried in ghee.

Moghlai kichidi is ready!

Serving suggestions:
Cooking time : 1 hour.
Serves 2.
Enjoy with any raitha.

Moghlai Kichidi goes to Trupti's CFK - Rice event. Cooking for Kids event is a master mind of Sharmi of Neivedyam. This kichidi full of fiber is good to overcome obesity and other related problems. Hope all the kids like my Brown Basmati - Moghlai Kichidi.

32 comments:

Asha said...

Looks wonderful, I love the taste of Moong! Mughlai masala, yum! :)

Ann said...

Wow.. it looks appetizing ;)

ARUNA said...

never tried this.......new recipe to me! Thanx for sharing!

Gita's Kitchen said...

Healthy and delicious kichidi Viki, good one :)

Ann said...

The kichdi is nutritious and too yummy...easy cooking too..love to try

Lavanya said...

nice one..neeve tried with green gram!!

Malar Gandhi said...

Wow,drooling over your picture...title did win my heart as well. Bet it tasted like biriyani...who cud say 'no' to this. Count me in!!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Healthy lunch nice one... Its a different rice dish...

Deepa Hari said...

Lovely rice Viki....sounds interesting and different...i have so many recipes to try from u.

Trupti said...

tasty & healthy too.. looks mouthwatering. If u want u can send this to my CFK: Rice event

Superchef said...

such a healthy way to use sprouts!! looks delish!

Priya said...

Healthy dish..looks yummy n awesome!

Subhie Arun said...

look eonderful..snd heslthy too..nevs tried eith dprouted mung beans..onli hsvr mske khichuri using split mung dsl..thx for shsting...

Yasmeen said...

Healthful kichidi,I make this sometimes for weekend brunch along side mint and sesame chutney,yummy!

Cham said...

Sound more like Kichdi, very healthy and tasty recipe

Varsha Vipins said...

That sounds so flavorful Viki..Its healthy too with all those Moongs in it..:)

Meenal Mehta said...

sounds very tasty ..just what I need when Iam recovering:)

Priya Sriram said...

Moghal dishes sound always yumm but difficult to try for a lazy one like me.. :P But this recipe sounds easy and looks really wonderful, great job Vicky! :)

Vibaas said...

never tried this before. sounds yum!

Divya Vikram said...

Looks delicious n healthy as well..

Akal's Saappadu said...

pacha payiru kichdi sounds healthy ( as usual) nutritious and delicious:) brown basmati = rich in fiber content (nice information):)

Shama Nagarajan said...

wow...such a healthy yummy rice

Jaishree said...

New recipe to me!Healthy and delicious kichidi Viki:) sounds Tasty..

Madhumathi said...

New recipe to me..Very delicious and healthy kichidi recipe.Thanks for sharing :)

Premyscakes said...

Even never tried this viki, looks yum and i luv green gram, will give a try.
Eater cake is ready for you viki.

Anu said...

New recipe. Loved ur intro too :) Looks yum!

Purva Desai said...

This is one royal, yet healthy khichdi.....Thanks for sharing

Ushanandini said...

Healthy nutritious kichidi. Tasty recipe. I like green moong anyway.

Ammu said...

Never tried and heard abt this before. Very new & healthy too.

Cham said...

Have a great Good friday & Happy Easter!

Ushanandini said...

Happy Easter! viki

Akal's Saappadu said...

Wish you lot of fun and joy to you too and to all at home dear! Happy Easter!