Thursday, August 07, 2008

REGULAR LUNCH OF KHICHDI ON SATURDAY AND OCCASIONALY CHAWAL SAMBHAR , AND FEW HANDMADE RAKHIS

Khichdi is prepared every Saturdays at my mothers place with side dishes like alloo ka chokha,tamatar chutney,raitha,,so last Saturday lunch was khicdhi along with urad papad,karela bhaji and curd,i remember i never liked khichdi but with time i have changed a lotz,i was more choosy about the food,..but now i have started eating everything.,,i was quiet skeptical about certain things but now i have changed my views,,.i feel times play really important role in shaping one natures,i was not what i am now few yrs back,but now with time i feel i have matured a lotz,.and ya the added responsibilities of managing house,looking after advay have made me more independent,mature and responsible,,had read somewhere times teaches everything and its really true in my case,being eldest in my family i feel i should have been more mature then my two younger sis,..but few years back i was not,..now when i look back down the memory lane,.i feel how immature i was ,..and so insensible,..thank god i have changed,..:-)
coming back to the post ingredients required for khichdi
two cups rice
one cup arhar/toor/pigeon pea lentil
TURMERIC HALF TSP
SALT TO TASTE
PROCEDURE
IN A PRESSURE COOKER ADD RICE,DAL,SALT AND TURMERIC POWDER
ADD ENOUGH WATER ABOVE THE RICE LEVEL
AND PRESSURE COOK FOR FIVE WHISTLES.
for tempering
heat half tsp ghee in wok,add cumin seeds and red chili,
once hot pour over the khichdi,
serve hot with curd and karela bhaji.
FOR KARELA BHAJI
300gm bitter gourd chopped in circle shape
onion two chopped
fenugreek seeds half tsp
pinch of asafoetida
dried red chili 2 crushed
oil to cook
salt to taste
turmeric half tsp
red chili half tsp
amchur powder half tsp
procedure
heat one tsp of oil in wok
add fenugreek seeds,followed by asafoetida and red chillies
once they start spluttering add chopped onion and keep frying
once onions are done add chopped bitter gourd,red chilli,turmeric,amchur and salt
cover and cook on low flame'
keep checking and stirring .
enjoy hot with paratha or rice dal,we had with khichdi and curd,..
enjoyed the combo for a change..
Father loves dosa sambhar a lotz and every week he is after my mother to prepare dosa sambhar,.last November when i went Delhi to meet my parents,..while i was there regular meal was prepared everyday with frequent treats from my sis,...like Bengali sweets,chat from Bengali market,..Misti doi,..and all,,she knows my choice,..so whenever she was back from office she would be back with ea tries,..but when hubby was there with us for few days,..everyday was feast,..with so many varities,to choose,..my mother and aunt used to spend whole day in kitchen preparing various delicacies,..i regret i couldnt help them as i was busy managing advay as he was too small that time,..and coping with delhi winters,..which is quiet severe,..one such feast was of masala dosa,sambhar and chutney,,,i remember me and hubby had gone out for some work,..and u guys knw about delhi traffic,..by the time we were back it was four pm,..hungry and tired when we reached home,,,we saw dining table fully laded with crispy masala dosai,chutney and sambhar,.and so delicious,..i don remember how many i had,..my aunt had prepared,,..really yummy ones,..missing home again,..everyday at parents place is like holiday ,.isn't it....counting my days to meet them again ...:-)
back here in Singapore i prepared sambhar from the sambhar powder given by lakshmi,,prepare for the first time,,,had with plain rice and jeera alloo,for the sambhar reicpe i followed lakshmis recipe...taste was yum,thanks lakshmi for sharing..but sambhar didnt look like sambhar ,..learnt from my mistake,,,next time i prepare i goona make sure to add more water ,any other tip for sambhar making do post in the comment section ,
for jeera alloo
in a wok add half tsp of oil,add one tsp of cumin seeds,asafoetida a pinch,.once they start spluttering add two chopped potatoes followed by salt and red chilli powder,keep stirring,cover and cook,..
once done remove from flame and serve hot with rice dal or prantha.
PRITI AND PURVA ARE HOSTING FESTIVE FOOD EVENT THESE COLOURFUL RAKHI GO TO THEM,TO CHECK OUT MORE PICS AND HOW I MADE THESE RAKHIS PLEASE CLICK HERE
THE AUGUST MONTH THEME IS RAKHI THREAD OF LOVE ,NICE EVENT PRITI AND PURVA,HAPPY HOSTING..
KHICHDI
GOES TO EC WHO IS HOSTING
WYF COLOUR IN FOOD event FOR THE colour YELLOW INGREDIENT TURMERIC.
and SAMBHAR
GOES TO SWC KARNATAKA EVENT HOSTED BY SHEETAL and STARTED BY LAKSHMI .,
and ya i forgot my recipe of tiranga murgh has been selected for voting so frens if u like the recipe of tirnaga murgh do vote here.
just saw so i am back again my recipe of lauki kheer has been selected under best presented category for voting,..do vote here if u like the presentation
WILL BE BACK WITH MORE FRENS ,,,CEEYA HAPPY BLOGGING,..;-)

21 comments:

Priti said...

First, I liked very much your pic in Orkut profile.
Khichadi and chuka...umm...what can I say ! I too didn't use to like khichdi before but now am ready to eat anytime and last sat'day we too had khichdi :):)
And thanks a lot for the entry, I knew the first entry will come for you only :)..
Your sambar does look like sambar dear & Here is the tip for sambar:
Mash the dal, add a little extra water while cooking dal, this makes the mashing job easier.

LG said...

All dishes look yum Priyanka. Huli/Sambar looks good..and about the thickness ..just add little more water and other than that huli looks like huli ..no need to worry! I am glad tat you liked it.

rekhas kitchen said...

hi yes i know I allready done for you he he heeee are yaar aaj meri vrath hai itna jalamat hmmmm what to say every thin is very mouth watering hey rakhis looks great

Myviews said...

All dishes look yum and mouth watering...rakhis looks great..

Anisheetu said...

Wonderful rakhis... and ofcourse all the recipes look great...

easycrafts said...

Lovely rakhis dear and thanks a lot for the entries..I have an award for u on my blog

Sireesha said...

All dishes look yumm yumm and mouthwatering........Rakhis look great and superb...

Shreya said...

everything looks so yum! Home made Rakhis are the best:-)

Divya said...

Hmmm..yummy dishes Priyanka..the rakhis look so pretty!!I agree the thing abt staying in parent's place..you never feel its enough!!

delhibelle said...

I love karela with khichdi, i could so eat this every weekend..i'll make sure that i visit you on a saturday, just so that i get to eat this:)

Purva Desai said...
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Jayashree said...

Cute looking rakhis....

A_and_N said...

Lovely post! Karela bhaji was my favorite :)

sowmya said...

liked your post priyanka..we learn with time only... I remember me being choosy about food too when my mom used to make the best food..today, i know how difficult it is to manage household....when i am realizing things and want to correct myself , my mom is no more ..i want to do so much for her today, but cant..i miss her desperately..
love khichdi anytime..sambar looks good too..

Purva Desai said...

Hey all dishes looks yumm....
Thank you for your first entry...
Apologies for email thingy...
I missed out, that you ve directly linked ur entry with the announcement...:(

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi....
That looks like a yummy lunch. Loved all ur recipes... U really rock on making those rakhis....

Uma said...

All recipes are yummy! Great spread of delicious treats. Love those cute hand made rakhis.

Alpa said...

khichdi looks lovely, a real simple treat after a long day! So, you're crafty too!!

srikars kitchen said...

All dishes look yum and mouth watering...rakhis looks great..

Fantatic & Amazing

Cham said...

Ur plate looks so good, love karela :)
The rakhis are just awesome

noobs said...

Hi, there is a lot of talk about khichdi on a saturday....happens at my place too? Any clue behind the history of this...why a saturday?????

Apparently the tradition is longer than a couple of generations...my folks have no clue as well