Saturday, December 20, 2008

Sweet Kichidi

This is a traditional dessert of konkani cuisine. Combination of chana daal and broken wheat gives a chewy texture to the dessert. This is a healthy dessert which is less oily, garnished with chopped bananas and dry fruits.

broken wheat - 1 cup
chana daal - 1 cup
sugar - 1 - 11/2 cup
coconut - 1 cup grated
cardamom - 2 pods
ghee - 1 tbsp
cashews - 1 handfull
raisins - 1 handfull
dates - 1 handfull (optional)
Water - 7 cups

Dry roast broken wheat and chana daal separately in a pan for around 5 minutes stirring around in between( do not over roast chana daal since it doesn't get cooked ). Set aside to cool.
Wash chana daal and broken wheat 2 times. Add 5 cups of water and pressure cook for 3 whistles and simmer for 3 minutes.
Meanwhile prepare for sugar syrup by mixing sugar and remaining 2 cups of water and get to a boil. Simmer for around 5 minutes. Now add grated coconut and mix well. Add cooked chana daal and broken wheat mix well and get to a boil. Simmer for another 5 minutes. Put off the flame.
Break cashews into small pieces. Wash raisins and wipe them dry. chop dates as well ( I did not add dates!!! )
In a small pan heat ghee add cashews and fry till light brown now add raisins and fry till they plump up. Pour this seasoning over the Kichidi. Serve it warm or cold garnished with chopped bananas.

1 comment:

Uj said...

Khichidi polonu tonda udaak aile :D