Friday, 8 June 2007

RCI: Maharashtrian Cuisine-Vari Tandoolachi Khichdi/ Moraiyo and treats from Linda.......

Linda from "Out of the Garden" sent me these generous gifts......a bag of Jackfruit chips, some really good New England Coffee and a lovely postcard depicting a Boston Lighthouse.......I am just so bowled over by this gesture of hers, I had to write about it.

You see, Linda had read in a comment somewhere that I didn't get "Jackfruit" in Newfoundland, and she sent me some Jackfruit Chips! Along with it came this smooth, velvety New England Coffee.....and anyone that knows me, knows my passion for Coffee!

I just wanted to share this with you all.....Thank you so much Linda for your kind gesture, I am so glad to know you!



Today's recipe is for "Vari Tandoolachi Khichdi" or "Moraiyo Khichdi" (Gujarati)......or known as "Samo" or "Vari Tandool" in Marathi.

Often made when "fasting", this is a delicious concoction, almost like an upma. I won't get into the discussion of "fasting" and the various foods and rituals that go with it.....I have some strong views on it. Email me if you'd like to discuss them! (lol)


Here is what you need:
  • 1 cup: Moraiyo ( known as Samo, Vari Tandool)
  • 1 small: grated Potato ( you can use chopped too)
  • 3 cups: boiling water
  • 2 green chilies- chopped
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • Roasted Peanut powder - optional
  • 1 tsp: Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tbsp: Oil or Ghee ( Ghee tastes better)
  • Salt, Sugar, Fresh Lemon Juice- to taste
Wash and drain the grains. In a deep pan, heat the oil or ghee, whatever you're using. Add the cumin seeds and the curry leaves along with the chopped chilies. If using chopped potatoes, add them now and let them cook.

Add the grains and stir for a few seconds. Now add the boiling water and peanut powder, if using it. I left it out of mine. Stir well, and add the grated potato, salt and sugar. Cover and lower the heat. Keep checking and stirring so that it doesn't stick to the bottom. When all the water evaporates, its done. Mix well and add some lemon/lime juice if you'd like and serve with some cold yogurt.This is also my contribution to RCI- Maharashtra Cuisine hosted by the lovely Nupur of "One Hot Stove" blog.
Image Courtesy: Nupur

35 comments:

Raaga said...

And have I told you that I've found yours the most innovative!

Is Vari Tandool the same as rice rava? I must try this.

And is The Thornbirds the same story about the young priest who goes Down Under and befriends a young girl?

Coffee said...

Oh O!!!!!! I just documented this today!!!! How come we always end up making the same!!! Samo ane singh vadu bataka nu saak..... My version is slightly watery though!

Addition of potato is new to me!!!! Lovely entry!! :)

Asha said...

All these "fasting" food I see in many blogs are very yummy! May be I should start fasting too!:P (NEVER fasted in my life though,not for GOD,not for man!!)
Lovely chips and coffee from Linda!:))
Not familiar with Moraiyo,looks like Barley.Dish of course looks great T!
Have a great weekend.Tushar is graduating from 6th grade today,got to go school later:))

Coffee said...

Lindaaaaaaaaaaaa I also looooooooove coffee!!!!! ;)

archana said...

We love this. I make it often. By the way I never fast :)

Seema said...

Kichdi looks soft and creamy Trupti.

bee said...

fasting foods are yummy. i'd love to hear your 'strong' views, trupti. lol.

Richa said...

thanks for reminding me about the yummy vari tandoolachi khichadi, sure looks yum :) such a classic, great entry!! aajey tara shukrawar che heh!heh! :)

Mishmash ! said...

Where is Linda, btw...I need to give her my address right away :)))

Shn

Sia said...

linda, i dont get JF chips either;) he he he...
T, kichidi looks yum... i can almost pick it from that picture u have there and taste it...

Sandeepa said...

Wow this is something totally new or maybe I know it by some other name. How can you eat food if you are "fasting" ;-)
The dish looks lovely and the gifts from Linda... so sweet of her

Richa said...

su vaat karech ? tu shukrawar nathi rakhti!!!!!! kai vandho nai :) shaniwar e rakhi sakey, hanumanji no divas che :)

Bharathy said...

We call it Arisi Upma and again made for fasting ..is this the same too??Dish looks great!.

Cynthia said...

That was so nice of Linda :) really sweet.

Bubbalili said...

My mil makes this dish often. She adds ground black pepper so the taste might be slightly different. Very nice presentation.

Sharmi said...

this recipe looks new and nice. something like upma.

Suganya said...

Is that a grain or is it processed? Would like to know more about Samo. And, I would like to know abt yr thots on fasting? :)

evolvingtastes said...

Wow, Trupti, that is a very authentic maharashtrian dish. I didn't know that it is made in Gujarat too.

Manasi said...

Varicha tandool!! i love this!! See why we love fasting? the variety!! U know , I'm really cravign for some right now!!

Arts said...

Lovely presentaion for a perfect maathu upwaas.. love it.. At my place its usually served with shengdana aamti! (peanut curry) :)

Daily new!!! said...

I love your delicious recipe, could we publish it on our
Daily Recipe Blog?
We will put a link back to your page so you get all the credit, also our visitors might go to your site to see more delicious recipes!
We have every day a new recipe for: General recipes, Breakfast, Low Carb, Low Fat, Desert...
It would be so great to add yours!

indosungod said...

What is samo? The Khichdi looks really soft and fluffy?

That was lovely present from Linda.

Linda said...

This looks *so* good Trupti -- scooped up with a melon baller? Perfect for breaking a fast, or anytime. I'd like to know what grain that is as well. And I'm so glad you enjoyed the little package :)

Vcuisine said...

A nice entry Trupti. It is really interesting to learn about other state's cuisine. Though somewhat similar it has got its own taste and ingredients. Tks for sharing. Viji

Nupur said...

What a lovely, lovely entry :) Thanks for representing such a typical (and not very well-known) dish.
I love all the food associated with fasting, and hate all the sexism associated with it :D

Chinni said...

Kichdi looks yummy........

kumudha said...

I love your blog with loads of vibrant pictures and mesmerizing music.And the place you reside - Newfoundland is so romantic.

I guess I have seen newfoundland while flying from Detroit to Frankfurt!

I'm a vegan and have recently started a blog- a vegan blog.

http://vegan-fare.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Dear Trupti,

I am a first time visitor to your blog which I visited through a link on the food blog Mahanandi. It is a beautiful blog with several tempting-to-try recipes. I love the background music of Santoor on your blog. Can you please tell me which album it is from?

thank you,
Sreekanti

Dilip said...

great khichdi ben...Jyostna will like this for sure...thanks for sharing

Dilip said...

great khichdi ben...Jyostna will like this for sure...thanks for sharing

USHA said...

Hi Trupti,

Wonderful entry for RCI event...Nice stuff from Linda.....

Sweta Gandhi-Shah said...

umm..this is one of my favorite dishes..and i was just hoping for a recipe for it..thanks for the post!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This sounds so mouth watering.... looks YUM!... Love it..

Kajal said...

I try this recipe bcoz tomorrow is fast of my mom so try in your way. Thanks for sharing...Lovely post.:(

sherin said...

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