Masala khichdi recipe, a quick, easy to make, wholesome and comforting one pot meal using rice, dal, vegetables and Indian spices masala khichdi Khichdi in all its versatile avatars is ‘food for the soul’, be it the simple khichdi, masala khichdi or the ghee-laden, rich dal khichdi. They’re numerous versions and variations to the humble […]
The kitchen smelt remarkably delicious with warm aromatic flavors while cooking today’s recipe, mixed vegetable kootu. The reason for the wonderful aroma were the roasted spices and lentils – asafoetida, cinnamon, bengal gram and poppy seeds that were ground to a paste with fresh coconut forming the main masala base of the kootu.
A light vegetarian stir fry dish that is flavorful, colorful, substantial and healthy. Serve the stir fried vegetables over a bed of fried noodles or steamed rice and enjoy the symphony of flavors and textures. Not to mention, your family get to eat their 5 a day portion of vegetables in a single meal.
Yesterday, I prepared Vegetable Pulao and raita. The vegetables I use for the regular pulao are carrots, beans, peas and potatoes. I rarely use cauliflower and capsicum for pulao. I use whole spices instead of masala powder which yields an aromatic mild flavor to the rice and a combination of ghee and oil for frying the vegetables which brings out their flavor beautifully.