Tuesday, July 12, 2016

KHICHDI - KHANDVI FUSION / GUJARATI FUSION


A warm bowl of khichdi is what you crave for on a rainy day. I have tried creating a Gujarati fusion dish with khichdi and khandvi stuffed with spicy oats masala paste.


Ingredients for  Khandvi:
Besan (Gram Flour)……1 cup
Buttermilk………………….2 cups (Whip SOUR yogurt with water and make it into thin consistency)
Ginger………………….1” piece
Green Chillies…………. 3-4
Salt to taste
Turmeric Powder……….1/4 tsp
Mustard Seeds………….1-2 tsps,
Asafoetida ..... a pinch
Coriander Leaves………for garnishing
Coconut (grated)………..for garnishinglli powder .. 1/4 tsp
Cumin powder .... 1/2 tsp

Method:
1. Grind ginger & green chillies to a fine paste.
2. Whisk besan with buttermilk, salt, turmeric powder, ginger-green chillies paste. There should be no lumps.
3. Transfer onto a thick bottomed pan, cook on medium flame (without adding oil) stirring continuously till it thickens. Remove from fire and the next step has to be done very quickly before the mixture hardens beyond spreading.
4. Pour the mixture on a clean, flat kitchen top surface or the back of a thali. Now, quickly spread into very thin layer (This should be done immediately after removing the pan from fire or else the mixture will harden.)
5. The spread mixture sets immediately in about 2 minutes.

Meanwhile make the stuffing:
Ground oats .. 1/4 cup
Yogurt .... 2 tbsps
Salt .... to taste
turmeric powder .. 1pinch
Red chithi powder .. 2 pinches
Finely chopped fresh coriander.. 2 tbsps
Oil ..... 2 tbsps

Method:
1.Heat oil in a sauce pan and saute the oats powder.
2. Add the whisked yogurt and a little water. Stir with a spatula quickly to avoid lumps.
3. Add the mentioned spices, salt and coriander leaves.
4. Remove when it is thicker (spreading consistency)

To assemble Khandvi:
1.Take the plate in which you spread the khandvi mix. 
2. Spread the prepared stuffing with the help of a spatula evenly.
3. Mark 2 or 3 inch strips as desired. Roll each strip carefully.Set aside.

To make Khichdi:
Mix dals ... 1/2 cup (I used green split moong and toor)
Rice ....... 1/4 cup
Oats ....... 3/4 cup
Grated ginger .. 1 tsp
Green chillies .... 1-2
Cinnamon stick ... 1 inch piece
Cloves ............ 4-5
Asafoetida.... 1 generous pinch
cumin seeds .. 1 tsp
Turmeric powder .. 1/8 tsp
Salt ............ to taste
Water ......... 3 cups
Oil or desi ghee ... 2 tbsps (or use half and half)


Method:
1. Soak dals together and boil them with a little salt.
2. In a pressure cooker heat oil and add the cumin seeds and asafoetida. 
3. When they crackle tip in the whole spices.
4. When they give out an aroma, add the oats and saute.
5. Now add the soaked rice, boiled dals, salt, green chillies and grated ginger.
6. Add 3 cups water and close the lid. Cook for 3 whistles and switch off the gas. Let it cool for 5 minutes before opening the cooker.

To assemble the Gujarati Fusion Bowl :
1.Spoon out the khichdi in a bowl.
 2.Arrange the stuffed khandvis on the top. 
3. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves, grated coconut and some mustard tempering.




8 comments:

  1. wow thats an awesome innovation I must say :) khicidi goes with khandvi very nice !!

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  2. I see this khandvi here in a different style.. It's so innovative and appealing..

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  3. What an innovation, I am a gujarati and have cooked both these dishes but never even considered combining them. Brilliant idea.

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    1. Thanks Nayna, I made this for an event :)

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  4. I love your instructions and photos, I might even get brave and try it. Regarding buttermilk, my husband buys regular buttermilk now and then in the stores and then he mixes 1 cup of it with 3 cups of milk and lets it sit out overnight. He keeps this going for months.

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    1. Thanks for liking Rosana.. Do try it.. this meal is very light and easily digested.

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