Saturday, September 12, 2015

Meetha Khechudi from Odhisi Cuisine


When I read the word Meetha I was hesitant to make this khichdi. You guys know I do not like both salt and sugar in one dish, but when I read that there was just a teaspoon, I quickly decided on it. 

This khichdi is rather rich. It has whole spices and some nuts too. I was amazed at the simplicity of the dish, yet rich and comforting. The Meetha Kechudi is a part of my Orrisi Thali.

Meetha Khechudi
Serves : 2-3
Recipe source: Cookshideout

1 cup rice
1/4 cup Moong Daal
21/2 cups warm water
1" piece cinnamon stick
1 bay leaf
2 cloves
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp nutmeg powder
1 tbsp cashews
1 tbsp raisins
1 tbsp sugar
Salt to taste

Wash and soak rice and Daal together for 20 minutes.
Heat 2tbsp ghee in a pressure cooker.
Ad cinnamon stick , bay leaf and cloves, cook till spices are fragrant.
Add cashews and raisins, stir fry for a minute.
Drain th water from the rice and Daal mix add to the pressure cooker.
Mix well and cook till there is no more moisture left.
Add warm water, sugar, salt, turmeric powder and nutmeg.
Pressure cook for 2-3 whistles else transfer to a rice cooker.

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  1. Rice in khechudi is perfectly cooked, long and grainy.

  2. Nice color on those rice..Well made..

  3. Love the subtle color. great vaishali

  4. That's a delicious way to cook Khechudi, guess each state has its own version of cooking this rice..

  5. That is such a delicious Oriya dish. Thank you so much for the mention.

  6. Mmmm. Not sure how it will be accepted in my place. Make a small portion that I can finish.

  7. Lovely colors and like the contrast the bowl with floating flowers gives to the click!!!