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Monday, October 11, 2010

Rava Kichadi

2 cups rava
4 cups Water
2 onions, cut length wise
1-2 tomatoes, finely chopped
5 green chilly, slit
2 carrots, cut into small bits
8 Beans, cut into small bits
1/2 cup shelled green peas
A small piece of ginger, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, crushed
1 small piece Cinnamon stick
2 Cloves
1 Bay Leaf
3-4 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard
1 tsp Urad dal
Few curry leaves
Few mint leaves
A pinch of turmeric powder
Cashew nuts for garnishing (optional)

1. Dry roast rava on a low flame til it becomes light golden colour. Allow it to cool.
2. Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard and urad dal.
3. Once it starts to splutter add cloves, cinnamon stick, Bay Leaf and saute for a while.
4. Then add onions, green chillies and saute for two minutes.
5. Add ginger, mint leaves leaves, garlic and saute for a minute.
6. Add carrot, green peas,beans, tomato and saute for 3-4 minutes.
7. Add salt, water, turmeric powder and bring it to boil.
8. When it starts boiling, reduce the flame and add the fried rava and mix well.
9. Cover and cook it on a low flame till the rava becomes soft and vegetables got cooked.
10. Remove from fire and garnish with fried cashew nuts(optional).

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