When I was newly married, I had this habit of asking my brand new hubby what he wants for breakfast. So one day, he said Khichdi...and I was like... "whaaa?? Had never heard of this before. He said its made with Rava, and I asked "Upma?.. and he said "somewhat like the Kerala Upma but not that". Finally he gave me a live demo of how a Khichdi is made. So this is it, Rava Khichdi of Tamil Nadu.
Rava: 1 cup
Ghee 1 tbsp
Oil; 1 tbsp
Mustard: 1 tsp
Onion: 1 medium diced
Ginger: 1 tsp minced
Green chillies: 2 chopped
Tomato: 1 medium chopped
Carrot and Green Peas: 1/4 cup
Curry Leaf; 1 sprig
In a kadai, heat the ghee and roast the Rava on medium flame till it emanates a nice aroma. Make sure not to burn it.
In another pan, heat oil and splutter mustard and curry leaf.
Saute the onions, ginger, green chillies till light brown.
Add the vegetable and saute for a few minutes.
Add the tomatoes and let it get cooked well.
Add the water, required salt and when it boils, lower the flame and add the Rava to it and mix properly and let it get cooked on low flame.
Turn off stove and garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve warm with any side dish of your choice.