Thursday, December 16, 2010

Vendakka kichadi

Kichadi and pachadi always confused me. Pachadi will be sweet. Pineapple pachadi and pazhutha manga pachadi are some of them. Kichadi is fried vegetable in curd. We can have it with coconut paste. Its very easy to prepare.
Ladies finger(Vendakka)- 1 cup
Green chilly(pachamulaku)-4
For grinding
Coconut-1 cup
cumin seeds-1 tsp
Curd -1 cup
For seasoning
Oil-2 tbsp
Mustard seeds-1tsp
red chilli(vattal mulaku)-3
Curry leaves-3
Cut the vendakka in round shape. Pieces must be uniform and thin. Cut the green chilli like vendakka. Add 2 tbsp full of coconut oil to a kadai and add the chopped ladies finger and green chilly. Fry them until they reach the brown colour. Grind the coconut with cumin seeds and add it to the fried mixture. After boiling add the curd to the mixture. Its not necessary to beat the curd. After 10 minutes switch off the stove. Don't allow to boil. For seasoning add mustard seeds and red chillies to the oil. Then add curry leaves and pour this to the kichdi. Its considered as one of the 'Thodukaris' in sadya items.
We can make kichadi with pavakka(bitter gourd) and Beet root.
Tips: For this curry we have to fry the vendakka thoroughly otherwise the curry will be slimy. The frying section must be done with more care and we have to chop it uniformly. According to curd it must be sour. We have to grind the coconut thoroughly like a paste.

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