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Vegan Vaalachi Khicahdi Recipe

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Traditional vegan Vaalachi Khichadi Recipe

Vaalachi khichadi is a traditional Maharashtrian dish that is both delicious and nutritious. Made with lentils, rice, and spices, this wholesome one-pot meal is easy to make and perfect for those busy weeknights when you need something quick and satisfying. The combination of rice and lentils makes it a great source of protein and carbohydrates, while the addition of vegetables like bottle gourd and tomatoes add a good amount of fiber and vitamins. Whether you’re a vegetarian or just looking for a healthy and hearty meal, Vaalachi khichadi is sure to hit the spot.

This Recipe is free from :

  • Wheat
  • Peanuts
  • tree nuts
  • dairy
  • casein
  • soy
  • egg
  • sesame
  • fish
  • shellfish

Ingredients For Vegan Vaalachi Khichadi

  1. Rice – Basmati – 1 cup
  2. Kadave vaal – sprouted and then the skin peeled off – 1 cup
  3. Onion – finely chopped – 1
  4. Onion – roughly chopped – 1 small
  5. Vegetable oil – 4 TBSP
  6. Mustard seeds – 1 Tsp
  7. Cumin seeds – 1 Tsp
  8. Hing – ½ Tsp
  9. Turmeric powder – 1 Tsp
  10. Red Chilli powder – 3 Tsp
  11. Kala masala – 1 Tsp
  12. Jaggery – 3 Tsp
  13. Coconut milk – 1 cup
  14. Ginger – Gralic paste – 1 TBSP
  15. Freshly grated coconut – ¼ cup
  16. Water – 1 cup
  17. Salt to taste

Method For Preparing Vaalachi Khichadi –

  1. For making onion-coconut masala – In a pan heat 1 TBSP oil. Add roughly chopped onion to it and saute till they get nice golden brown color. Remove the onion and keep aside. In the same pan add freshly grated coconut and saute it till it get nice golden brown color. Let the onion and coconut cool down. Grind in a mixer into a fine paste.
  2. In a big pot or kadai (Wok) add 2 TBSP oil . Once warm add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and hing powder.
  3. Add finely chopped onions and saute till they turn translucent.
  4. Add the sprouted and peeled vaal beans . Saute nicely. Add turmeric powder and saute till the raw flavor or beans and turmeric go away.
  5. Add ginger garlic paste. Saute well.
  6. Add the other masala’s – Red Chilli powder ,Kala masala , Jaggery and salt to taste. Mix well and let it cook for 2 minutes.
  7. Add washed basmati rice. Mix well.
  8. Add 1 cup coconut milk and 1 cup warm water. MIx well. Let the mixture come to a nice boil. Lower the flame and cook till rice is ¾ done.
  9. Cover the pot with a tight lid , lower the flame and simmer for another 15-20 minutes.
  10. Garnish with freshly grated coconut and finely chopped cilantro. Serve hot.

In conclusion, Vaalachi khichadi is a simple and delicious dish that can be enjoyed by anyone. It’s a great way to use up leftover rice and lentils and can be customized with your favorite vegetables and spices. Whether you’re cooking for your family or hosting a dinner party, this dish is sure to impress. So why not give it a try and savor the flavors of Maharashtra right in your own kitchen?

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