Thursday, January 16, 2014

Cracked Wheat Khichadi

I had tried cooking cracked wheat a few times on the stove top but it took so long. And the result was unpredictable. A friend suggested the pressure cooker. My mother made khichadi in the pressure cooker so I decided to make cracked wheat khichadi. The end result was pretty good.


You will need
2 cups cracked wheat
1 onion, chopped
1 Serrano pepper, deseeded and minced
2 tomato, chopped
2 carrot, chopped
1 Russel potato, chopped
15-20 green beans, chopped
5-6 curry leaves
1 tsp. mustard seeds
1 tsp. asafoetida
1 tsp. turmeric powder
1 tsp. coriander cumin powder
1 tbsp. olive oil

Wash and drain the cracked wheat and keep aside.

Heat olive oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. When they crackle add the curry leaves, asafoetida and turmeric powder. Next add the onion, Serrano pepper, carrots and potato and cook for about 5 minutes. Next add the tomatoes and the coriander cumin powder. Mix well.


Add the cracked wheat. Season with salt. Place in a pressure cooker.


Cook for 10 minutes after the pressure has built up. This is equivalent to one whistle. Turn off heat and let the pressure drop. Transfer the khichadi to a serving bowl and serve hot with yogurt, pickle and papad.

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