Kuthiraivali Kichadi is a delightful dish that combines the goodness of barnyard millet rice with a colourful assortment of mixed vegetables. This flavorful and nutritious meal is perfect for those seeking a healthier alternative to regular rice dishes. The barnyard millet rice is soaked and pressure-cooked with a tempering of aromatic spices like cloves, cinnamon, and Marathi moggu. Adding green chillies, onions, and ginger garlic paste enhances the flavours. In contrast, the chopped tomatoes and vegetables add a refreshing touch. The dish is further elevated with a drizzle of ghee, giving it a rich and comforting taste.
This Kuthiraivali Kichadi can be a standalone meal with a raita or pickle. This versatile dish can be customized with your favourite vegetables or spices to suit your taste. Whether you are a fan of millet-based recipes or simply looking for a nutritious and flavorful meal, this Kuthiraivali Kichadi is sure to impress.
Kuthiraivali Kichadi (Barnyard Millet Kichadi)
- 1 cup Kuthiraivali Rice (Barnyard Millet Rice)
- 1 cup Mixed Vegetables carrot, peas, potato, beans
- 1 Onion finely chopped
- 1 Tomato finely chopped
- 4 Green Chillies chopped
- 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
- 1 tsp Ghee
- to taste Salt
To Temper :
- 2 Cloves
- 2 Cinnamon
- 1 Marathi Moggu (Kapok Buds)
- Oil as required
- Wash and soak the rice for 10 minutes.
- To a pressure cooker, heat oil in medium flame.
- Saute the ingredients given for tempering.
- Add the green chillies, onion, ginger garlic paste and cook till the raw smell disappears.
- Add the tomato, chopped vegetables and needed salt.
- Add the soaked rice and pour 2 cups of water to it.
- Pressure cook until 2 whistles.
- Wait till the pressure has reduced.
- Add the ghee to this kichadi and mix well.
- Serve hot.
Can I use other millet varieties instead of Kuthiraivali rice?
You can easily substitute Kuthiraivali rice with other millet varieties like foxtail millet or little millet. The cooking instructions remain the same; you can enjoy a different flavour profile with each variation.
What can I serve as a side dish with Kuthiraivali Kichadi?
Kuthiraivali Kichadi pairs well with a variety of side dishes. You can serve it with raita, pickle, or a simple yogurt-based dip. It also complements dishes like vegetable kurma or egg curry, adding a wholesome touch to your meal.
Can I make this recipe vegan?
To make this recipe vegan, replace ghee with a vegan-friendly alternative like coconut or vegetable oil. The kichadi will still be flavorful and delicious, catering to your dietary preferences.