Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Gujarati Series: Vaghareli Lilva Khichdi and a MeMe....


Vaghareli Khichdi....the one meal that K can live on day in day out. Though I am not as big a fan as K, I do make this for him on a regular basis. Well, I better right? after all that K cooks for me!
This is a basic Gujarati recipe, though you will find many different ways of making this in every Gujarati home. Several readers have emailed me and requested traditional Gujarati recipes. So here it is, a recipe for a Gujarati style:
Vagahreli Lilva ni Khichdi.



You will need:

1 cup tuver daal, 2 cups rice, 1 medium onion-chopped, 4 large cloves garlic-chopped, 1-jalapeño pepper- chopped, 1 cup Tuver Lilva, (fresh or frozen), Jeera seeds, oil, hing,curry leaves, dry chili pepper for the tempering. Salt, turmeric, a pinch of sugar and garam masala to taste, 6 cups of water.

Soak tuver daal and rice for at least an hour. In a deep pressure cooker, heat some oil. Add jeera, hing, curry leaves, dry red chili, onions, garlic and Jalapeño. Add the Lilvas too and stir until the onions turn translucent. Now add the tuver daal and the rice and the spices.Add 6 cups of water. Let the mixture come to a boil. Now put the lid on and cook for 2 whistles. Leave the cooker on the range till it is cooled.
Serve hot with an authentic Gujarati Chaas,Kadhi, Pickles and Papad.....

Now, on to a MeMe that I was tagged by Supriya......"5 things that the world does not know about me...." hmm...this one is quite amusing...but will try my best. Here goes:

Meme Deleted.


36 comments:

Sia's corner said...

ganesh is my fav god too. u know my dad has got huuuuuuge collection of ganesh idols:) and i too have short circut;)
now coming to point 5... i am all ears:) he he he...

Sia's corner said...

as soon as i got ur message i came running to check ur blog..he he he:) good one trupti and i love that khichidi(my comfort food:) yummmmmmmm...

Sandeepa said...

I am a big time Karan Johar fan, so waiting for a post on your story....pretty pretty please ...come on...
Lilva Khichdi looks great

Seema said...

Kichdi looks healthy and a is an all time fan of kichdi. Nice MeMe. Now there you gottu tell us your romantic story gal. Me eagarly waiting as mush as others.
-
Seema

NZ said...

On public demand,Trupti, you have to do a post on your love story !! ME eagerly waiting too !!

BTW I love KJ movies and I love kichdi too - I can have it for dinner every night :-)

Nalini said...

Hi Trupti,
Khichdi looks yummy. Have never cooked with Tuvar Lilva; It's definitely on my 'must try' list!btw Waiting for ur 'luv story' with interest!:-)))

swapna said...

hi trupti..
khichdi is looking yummy..
nice to hear about u..so ur lovestory is somewhat interesting.....hummm.....:-))

Asha said...

Lilva Kichdi is looks fabulous,I will try this dish!

And MeMe is short and sweet!:)) Well well..love story,eh? Does it match mine,I wonder!!Hmm..!!I am non-meddling kind,so will not ask unless you wanna tell!:)

Anthropology to Anatomy!!Whaddaya know!;D

indosungod said...

TRS Lilva Khichdi looks delicious. How did this Gujarati dish travell South to TamilNadu? It is a favorite Comfort food in our home.

Love Story!! Hmm you'd surely tell right?

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

hey trupti,
This looks mouth watering,,hmm tasty and healthy recipe.thanks for sharing dear

Anonymous said...

hey we share #2,4 & kindof 3 too:-) I love shivji a tiny bit more than ganeshji:-)

you can share something about #2:-)I love to hear;-)

mommyof2
(for some reason I can't sign in)

Manjula said...

Khichdi looks great! I love all pressure cooker recipes.
Meme was very interesting..waiting for the upcoming post on masaledhar love story :)

Jyothsna said...

Lilva khichadi seems interesting! Its on my must-try list.
A story that'll outdo KJo flicks...now I'm all ears!! :):)

Anjali said...

Loved reading your meme. I had made a Toor Masale Bhat try it out may be you will like it. Meanwhile for Lil chef event I am gonna borrow my neighbours kid;)LOL this weekend.

http://annaparabrahma.blogspot.com/2006/11/toor-masale-bhat.html

Anjali said...

Hey Trupti do you have the Lilo chivdo recipe that is sold in Baroda...I'm already salivating.

Pooja said...

Ganapati bappa morya !
I too like Him very much ! :)
Lilva ni khichadi ketli saras lage chhe. mare joie chhe... :( , atyare j ! I find it boring to peel lilva tuver, let me try searching it ready available now.

Something similar with me and you is I guess our lovestory , well it cant be similar but I also have a long story about how I choose Deepak to marry :D. (we together can beal Karan johar ,I bet ! ) :)) . Hey there is another similarity - short fuse ! :D .
thanks for sharing your secrets with us. :P.
have fun
-Pooja

Shilpa said...

Quick quick, tell us your love story! I can't stand Karan Johar's flicks, so if yours can make him cry, I want to hear about it! :)

Krithika said...

This khichdi is a must-try. True comfort food. Like all other bloggers I am interested in point #5 also

Coffee said...

So whats the love story like????? May we have it in the next post as public demand ;)
(I can see you running behind me with a stick... LOL)

the khichdi is my fav too..... an absolute quick fix one dish meal :)

jacob said...

i was going to do a khichdi post. but you piped me to it. your recipe is better than mine anyway. will beb back for more.

USHA said...

Receipe looks good,hey it was interesting reading your Meme..

Seema said...

Trupti, did i tell you i loved the header and the border. Lovely design.

mandira said...

The khicdi looks delicious, but i'm more intrigued by yours and K's story...

Jasmine said...

hey Trupti..those were some interesting things you wrote.
Khichdi looks yummy !
You must share the Karan Johar story with us ;)..the suspense is killing us :-D

akshu said...

Trupthi,
It looks so good, although I think I must try the ragda pattice recipe first

Linda said...

Hi Trupti, khichdi is looking really wonderful and would like a little now ;) It's so interesting to read a little about you all -- thanks for sharing the meme :)

Vani said...

Tell us more about the love story, T! :) I love Ganesha too! I also think he's the cutest looking God we have, which N thinks is sacriligious to say!
I make khichdis once in a while but I love the fact that they are so wholesome and easy to make in a pressure cooker.

Lera said...

Trupti, Love your Recipe for Kichidi ,it's so delicipous and the picture looks great:)

Maheswari said...

Good meme..i like that "make karan johar cry"..hahaha..Idlies and kichdi look delicious.Even my fav. is ganesha.My mom and myself used to collect idols.After coming here i couldn't.Now my mom is still collecting...

Vidhya Rajesh said...

Hi Thrupthi .... nice to read the MEME ... Even I loved Lord Ganesha a lot - most people do i think - because he has such an appealing personality :) the round soft tummy and the biiig ears :) .. not to forget the trunk!
It would be wonderful to hear your love story, why don't you please post it sometime ..?

Mallika said...

Hi Trupti - what is Lilva? Can I make this khichdi without the lilva if I don't find it near me?

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Anonymous said...

Hi Trupti, the last time I tried kicchidi something went wrong in the ratios of daal, rice and water. I was looking for a post that showed the ratios when cooking in a pressure cooker. Am down with a little bit of cold and wanted to cook some kichchidi for me and my husband; a bit of variation from usual parathas. Thanks for putting this up!

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