Tuesday 2 September 2014

Quick Rava Kichadi

Rava kichadi is a healthy wholesome dish that can be eaten with pickles or tomato chutney.

Rava (Semolina) – 1 teacup (150ml)
Onion – small, 1 no, chopped
Carrot – small, cut into small pieces
French beans – 2no, chopped into small pieces
Frozen peas – 1 tablespoon
Green chilli – 1 no, chopped
Tomato – small, 1no, chopped
Salt – 1 teaspoons (adjust to taste)
Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder – ½ teaspoon
Oil – 1 tablespoon
Curry leaves – a few (optional)

Method: Cut carrot and French beans into small pieces. Wash all the vegetables well and drain. Soak frozen peas in water for 5 minutes. Drain and add to the vegetables.

Roast semolina in the kadai/wok till it becomes light brown in color. Keep aside.

Heat oil in the pressure cooker, add mustard seeds and once they start to sputter add onion pieces. Fry till they become transparent. Add tomato pieces and sauté for a minute. Add the vegetables, cover and cook till they are done. Add 2 teacups (300ml) of water, salt, turmeric powder, green chilli and curry leaves. Mix well and bring it to boil. Reduce the flame and add roasted rava slowly, stirring continuously. Cover and cook on slow flame till the contents are cooked. Do not place the weight. You are using the pressure cooker only as a cooking vessel. 

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