Mar 1, 2009

KRISHNA PRASADAM(A SIMPLE KHICHDI)

'Whatever you do, whatever you eat, whatever you offer or give away, and what ever austerities you perform - do that as an offering to me' (Krishna speaking to Arjuna, his dear devotee in the Bhagavad - gita.)

So since I am a Krishna devotee what ever i cook in my kitchen i first offer to Krishna then only we have food at home. This simple krishna prasadam is an offering in ISKCON temple and they distribute this prasadam among the devotees all over the day.and also in Madhura(Krishna birth place) temple they serving this as a annaprasadam(annadanam) and in both temples they serve this in small almond leaf cups(donne) and very very hot hot
When i first tasted this in ISKCON temple from that time I made this as my fasting day dinner because this is very light and not much oil and helthy too
while doing fasting for full day and make this in the evening for dinner will give you a very instant energy.this should be like semi liquid not thick like pongal. I hope you all like this.


Raw rice --- 1 cup
Split moong dal ---- 1/2 cup(pesara pappu)
Carrot --- 1 cut in to small cubes
Bottle gourd --- 1 cup cut in to small cubes
Potato -- 1 small cut in to cubes
Ghee --- 2 tab sp
Black pepper corns --- 1 tea sp
Cumin seeds --- 1 tea sp
Asafetida --- 1/2 tea sp
A few curry leaves
Mustard seeds --- 1/2 tea sp
Ground nuts --- 1/4 cup
salt to taste
turmeric powder --- 1/2 tea sp
Method :----
Mix rice and dal wash well and add 5 cups water and all vegetables and cook till done or if you are use ing pressure cooker cook for 3 whistles means rice and dal should be in a mashey textureand vegetables are well cooked.add salt and turmeric powder mix well and keep a side
Now heat ghee in a fry pan add ground nuts and fry till golden color and crisp remove and keep a side.
now add mustard seeds to the same ghee and let them popup then add pepper corns, cumin seeds, curry leaves,asafetida let them fry for a sec. and add this and fried ground nuts(half) to rice and dal mixture mix well .
Garnish with remining ground nuts and serve with pappad(appadam) and lemon pickle.
Enjoy your dinner.yes this is a good choice for dinner.
You can use any other vegetables like green pea s, fresh beans, pumpkin, but not drumstick.
This is my entry for Ramki s Recipes for rest of us - Dinner at Siri' s corner

16 comments:

Dershana said...

simple and yummy veggie kichadi!

Varsha Vipins said...

lovely khichdi..nice arrangement..:)

srikars kitchen said...

YUmmy Kichadi .. kalakungunga.. nice click..

notyet100 said...

hve tasted this khichdi at iskcon bangalore,..lovely recipe nd entyr, thnks for sharin,..:-)

Varunavi said...

Yummy kichadi

Madhumathi said...

Kichadi looks delcious.Nice presentation :)

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Tasty kichdi. Beautiful presentation.

Priya said...

Lovely dish, real comfort food...

Siri said...

It looks like a bowl of goodness rekha. Thanks for sending such a lovely entry, as always!

I hope you are doing good. I love the way you and your blog have evolved in the past couple of months :))

Hugs,
Siri

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

Looks yummy! Wonderful presentation and nice pic!

Andhra Flavors said...

bagaa arrenge cheseru. ,miru congrates chepite entaa anukoni mail chusukunaanu. Thankyou.
miku kudaa congratulations.

Suma Rajesh said...

looks good..

Cham said...

Lovely presentation and tasty prasadam

sowmya said...

you presented it so beautifully..simple and elegant!!!

Sanghi said...

New recipe for me..! Sounds delicious! Will surely try out!!:)

Illatharasi said...

Nice presentation:) looks delicious!