Saturday, January 8, 2011

Rice Kitchadi ( Arisi Upma)

Rice Kitchadi or arisi upma is a light breakfast or dinner.Its a variation of rava kitchadi.Its a very authentic rural dish ,where my MIL's mother used to do in mud stove, with sticks ignited.The kitchadi will start to cook in the slow flame.This gives an immense taste .My H's fav too.Very delicious dish to try ....


Ingredients:
1.Rice                 -        1 cup
2.Onion               -        1
3.G&G paste       -        1/2 tbsp
4.Green chellies  -        2
5.Cilantro            -        few springs

For Tempering:
1.Mustard seeds   -       1 tsp
2.Urad dal            -        1 tsp
3.Chana dal          -         1 tsp
4.Cumin seeds      -         1 tsp
5.Curry leaves      -         1 spring

Method:
* Wash and dry the rice on a muslin cloth.
* When the rice is half dry, break it in pulse mode in blender.
* Take a pan,add oil , splutter with mustard seeds,cumin seeds,urad dal,chana dal and curry leaves.
* Saute onion ,with green chillies and sprinkle some salt.
* When the onion is translucent, add G&G paste and saute it well.
* When the raw smell, is gone add 2 cups of water and bring it to boil.
* Slowly add the broken rice ,stirring occasionaly.Make sure that there is no lumps formed.
* Turn the stove to medium low and cover it.
* When the kitchadi is  cooked well, add 1 tsp of ghee and garnish with cilantro.
Serve it hot with chutney or sambar..

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18 comments:

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

This looks so tempting...love d color..:)
Tasty appetite

Pushpa said...

Delicious rice kichidi...

Raji said...

That's such a lovely looking khichdi...absolutely healthy and delicious :)

Shanavi said...

we don't add ginger garlic paste ,other than that the process is same...looks very white..loving it..

Santosh Bangar said...

simple nd delicious

Swathi said...

Nice, amma used to make, my hubby doesn't like this so i am not making now. miss them.

Saraswathi Ganeshan said...

Very attractive colors & simply delicious too

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious upma yummy

Soumya said...

wow...lovely color and presentation...yum yum yum!
Then Savitha, my best friend and room mate was from Namakkal,Erode...
Have a nice weekend,take care...

Kitchen Boffin said...

looks delicious..

Prathima Rao said...

I love the color...Healthy too!!!

Priya Sreeram said...

loved it savitha ! well explained !

Suja Manoj said...

Simple and delicious kichadi..love it.

Priya Suresh said...

Arisi upma with coconut chutney is my all time favourite, urs looks fabulous savitha..

Pavani said...

oh!looks delicious n easy to cook...

Chanchal said...

Very nice picture and something new to me..
Will try for sure..

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Puja said...

This looks really good..nice recipe Savitha!


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Raks said...

Upma looks snow white and nice recipe,i havent trie dit with onion,will have to try next time!

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