Tuesday, 31 March 2020

VEGETABLE KICHADI/காய்கறி உப்புமா/सब्जी उपमा / खिचड़ी

               Upma or kichadi is one of the most loving treats either for the breakfast menu or dinner or even evening tiffin with coffee.
It gets a high score not only for its light and comfort meal but also for its unique flavour. Usually, we prepare Upma using  Semolina or Samba Rava or vermicelli. But I prefer the equal mixture of Semolina and Vermicelli works very well to make the vegetable Upma/kichadi.
The tempering of Upma using mustard seeds, green chillies, shallots, Urad dals, Ginger, grated and curry leaves along with the host of the certain vegetables such as carrot and Bush beans in an orderly manner that works wonderfully delicious in transforming the simple Upma to a delightful and wholesome vegetable Upma.

The making of this vegetable Kichadi/Upma is rather easy and takes very little time for about 15  minutes.

It is advisable that the roasted Semolina and Vermicelli available in the stores that are already in roasted form, we should also roast again mildly to get good flavour.


Step one:

Groundnut Oil 1 tbsp
Semolina  75 gm/3/4 cup
Anil Vermicelli 75 gm/3/4 cup


Roast both the above Semolina and Vermicelli on medium heat mildly.

Step Two:

Groundnut Oil 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Green Chillies 1 pcs slit optional
Whole Urad Dal 1 tsp
Chopped Bellary onion 1/2 cup
Grated Ginger 1 tbsp
Curry leaves15-20 pcs
Carrot pieces 3/4 cup
Chopped Bush beans 3/4cup
Turmeric 1/2 tsp
Lemon Juice  (half lemon)
Rock Salt 3/4  tsp
Coriander greens a fistful
Water 3 cups


Heat the non-stick pan with groundnut Oil on medium flame.
Add mustard seeds to crackle. 
Once they start to crackle, add Urad dal and let them fry until golden brown.
Add Bellary onion chopped, green chilli.
Saute until the onion turns translucent.
Add curry leaves and ginger grated.
Saute until fine aroma.
Add vegetables and turmeric.
Saute for a while.
Add water.
Add Salt 
Cook until the veggies cooked soft.
Squeeze lemon.
Now add Semolina and vermicelli mixture.
Keep stirring to avoid lumps while adding the mixture.
Add chopped coriander greens.
Reduce the heat to low and cover the pan.
Let it rest for 2 minutes on low heat.

Vegetable Upma/Kichady is ready to enjoy.

Cooking Time 15 minutes
Yield: 2 persons.


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