Falahari moraiya Khichdi and kadhi

Falahari Moraiya Khichdi is a traditional dish from India that is typically made during fasting days or for people who observe a strict vegetarian diet. It is made with Moraiya (also known as Sama ke Chawal), a type of small, thin, and translucent variety of millet, along with a variety of vegetables and spices.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup moraiya (sama ke chawal)
  • 1/2 cup mixed vegetables (such as carrots, peas, and potatoes)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp red chili powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 tbsp ghee or oil
  • 2 cups of water

Instructions:

  1. Rinse the moraiya in water for a few times and soak for about 15 minutes.
  2. In a pan, heat ghee or oil over medium heat. Add cumin seeds and let them crackle.
  3. Add the mixed vegetables, turmeric powder, and red chili powder. Stir well and sauté for a few minutes.
  4. Drain the soaked moraiya and add it to the pan. Stir well and add 2 cups of water.
  5. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the Moraiya and vegetables are cooked through.
  6. Serve hot with kadhi or yogurt.

Kadhi is a popular Indian dish made with yogurt and gram flour. It is usually served with khichdi.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1/4 cup besan (gram flour)
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2-3 curry leaves

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, whisk together the yogurt, besan, turmeric powder, red chili powder, cumin powder, and salt.
  2. Slowly add 2 cups of water while whisking to form a smooth and lump-free mixture.
  3. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds, and let them crackle.
  4. Add curry leaves and sauté for a few seconds.
  5. Pour the yogurt mixture into the pan and stir well.
  6. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes or until it thickens.
  7. Serve the kadhi hot with the Falahari Moraiya Khichdi.

Note: You can add more or less water to adjust the consistency of the kadhi. You can also add pakoras or fried besan dumplings to the kadhi for added flavor and texture.

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