Friday, 25 April 2008

Gujarati Series: Sabudana-Batata ni Khichdi

A childhood favorite of mine.....I would eat this to my heart's content on the days that my mother and Baa kept a 'vrat'. Not me though!

Here is the very easy, but a delicious recipe.....

You will need:

2 cups saabu-daanaa (tapioca)
1 teaspoon -Salt or to taste
8 tablespoons tel (oil)
¼ teaspoon jeera (cumin seeds)
1/8 teaspoon hing -asafetida
1-4 -curry leaves

2 potatoes, boiled, peeled & diced in cubes- Nuke it in the microwave for 3 minutes.
1 teaspoon aadu, adrak (ginger), grated
2 teaspoons lilu marchu (green chili), minced
1 teaspoon or more-sugar
½ cup peanuts, roasted and crushed
Lemon Juice, Cilantro and grated coconut to taste

Rinse and drain the saabu-daanaa under cold water in a colander. Add some water, don't add too much, just enough to coat the sabudaana. Let sit for a good 6-8 hours, overnight is ideal.

When ready to make it, mix in salt, roasted and crushed peanuts, & sugar. Let it sit for 10 minutes.

Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pot, add the cumin seeds, asafetida, some of the chopped green chilies and curry leaves. After 30 seconds, mix in the potatoes, ginger & the rest of the green chilies. Stir & cook until potatoes are lightly browned. Add the Sabudaana and let it cook until they look translucent. Garnish with cilantro, lemon or coconut.

Serve hot with some cold, mellow yogurt on the side. Enjoy.

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