July 17, 2012

Rava/Semolina/Sooji Kichadi - Indian Recipe

Semolina (Rava/Sooji) - 2 cups
Big onion - 1 (chopped)
Green chillies -5 (chopped)
Carrots - 1/2 cup ( cut into small bits)
Frozen green peas - 1/2 cup
Beans - 1/2 cup (chopped)
A small piece of ginger
Garlic pearls - 4 (chopped)
Bay leaf - 1 
Cloves - 2
Cinnamon stick - 1 small piece
Cardamom - 1 whole\Ghee - 1 tblspn
Extra Virgin Olive oil - 2 tblspn
Mustard Seeds - 1 tspn
Dried red chillies - 2 (broken into two)
Fennel Seeds - 1 tspn
turmeric powder - 1/4 tspn
Tomato - 1 (chopped) {Optional}
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Few coriander leaves
Salt to taste
Water - 4 cups approximately
Cashewnuts - few for garnishing
1.Fry Semolina/Rava in a tablespoon of ghee for five minutes on medium flame.
2.Heat Oil in a pan . Splutter mustard seeds .Add dried red chillies,curry leaves,cashew nuts,bay leaf,fennel seeds,cardamom,cloves and cinnamon stick and fry for a while.
3.Add onion ,garlic ,ginger and green chillies. saute it until become soft.
4.Add tomato and saute it.
5.Add carrot ,green peas and beans.Add turmeric powder and sprinkle salt. Saute for 5 minutes in medium heat.
6.Add required water and salt.Bring to Boil.
7.When it starts boiling, reduce the flame and add the fried rawa and mix well.
8.Cook on slow fire till the rawa becomes soft and absorb the water.
Serve with chutney.