Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Suran khichdi

Khichdi - a dish comprising dals and lentils - is one of the best comfort foods ever. It Food Recipes can be had piping hot on its own, with dahi or even some spicy pickle. It is also recommended to settle a stomach and during other illnesses. Whole foods nutritionist Kajal Bhatia shares her recipe of Suran Khichdi...


Elephant foot yam (suran) - 600 grams

Peanuts - ½ cup

Cumin seeds - 1 tsp

Hing - just a pinch

Lemon - half

Salt - to taste

Coriander leaves - a few


Steam the suran in a pressure cooker. Now, peel the skin off and mash the suran well. Take a few peanuts and dry roast them. Make a coarse peanut powder by grinding this together. Mix the yam, roast peanuts mixture, some green chillies and some salt. Take a thick-bottomed vessel. In it, add a few drops of oil, cumin or jeera seeds. Also add a pinch of hing and saute. When it is ready, add the yam mixture to it on the stovetop and blend it further for a few minutes on low heat for few minutes. Add lemon and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve the khichdi warm.

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