South Indian Mixed Vegetable Khichdi, Low Salt Recipe

South Indian Mixed Vegetable Khichdi, Low Salt Recipe

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This South Indian Mixed Vegetable Khichdi is fondly called as ‘kootanchoru’ or ‘kadhamba sadham’ and is often made when there is a family get-together because it is flavoursome and satiating, and makes a convenient one-dish meal.

It is loaded with veggies, and the paste gives it a nice mouth-watering flavour that does away with the need for any accompaniments.

We have made this traditional recipe a bit more healthier by removing coconut from the paste, and replacing white rice with brown rice.

Nevertheless, we assure you that it tastes just as awesome! Loaded with lots of veggies, this fibre-rich recipe is also good to control high blood pressure.

Try flavoursome low-salt recipes from other regions, such as the Matarsutir Kochuri and Masala Stuffed Parota . .

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South Indian Mixed Vegetable Khichdi, Low Salt Recipe recipe - How to make South Indian Mixed Vegetable Khichdi, Low Salt Recipe

Soaking time:  30 minutes   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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1/2 cup brinjal (baingan / eggplant) cubes
1/2 cup carrot cubes
1/4 cup potato cubes
1 cup chopped drumsticks
1/2 cup brown rice , soaked for 30 minutes and drained
1/2 cup toovar (arhar) dal , washed and drained
1 1/2 tsp tamarind (imli) pulp
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
5 curry leaves (kadi patta)
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1/8 tsp salt

To Be Blended Into A Smooth Paste (using 2 Tbsp Of Water)
1 tbsp roughly chopped garlic (lehsun)
3 whole dry kashmiri red chillies , broken into pieces
1/4 cup roughly chopped onions
5 curry leaves (kadi patta)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
  1. Combine the brinjal, carrot, potato, drumstick and 1½ cups of water in a deep non-stick pan, cover it with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 5 to 6 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.
  2. Combine the brown rice, toovar dal, salt and 2½ cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 5 whistles.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  4. Add the cooked vegetables along with the water, prepared paste and tamarind, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.
  5. Heat the oil in a small non-stick pan, add the mustard seeds, curry leaves, asafoetida and red chillies and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  6. Pour it over the prepared rice and vegetable mixture, mix well and serve it immediately.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy186 cal
Protein7.4 g
Carbohydrates33.7 g
Fiber5.7 g
Fat2.3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium107.8 mg

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South Indian Mixed Vegetable Khichdi, Low Salt Recipe
 on 09 Sep 17 03:45 PM

Mixed vegetable rice.. enjoyed this recipe.. as it is made with brown rice.. and lots of veggies.. it just taste awesome..