MIXED VEGETABLES AND SPROUTS KICHADI – DIET SERIES #3





This is another lentil and whole grain combination I made for lunch one weekend. Since it was a Sunday, we wanted to have something spicy and filling and at the same time pertaining to our diet regimen. For me, kichadi is the best diet dish, very filling and tasty as well. This time I tried it make to healthier by substituting mung bean sprouts instead of lentils, and added lots of vegetables, and reducing the rice to one cup. I prepared chicken fry to go with this for me and for my husband I prepared oven-baked cauliflowers in tandoori style. This was a very comforting lunch for us.

INGREDIENTS:
1. Brown rice, 1 cup.
2. Mung bean sprouts, ½ cup.
3. Small onions, 2.
4. Mixed vegetables like cauliflower, carrots, and green beans all coming around 1 cup when chopped.
5. Peas, fresh or frozen, a handful
6. Cumin seeds, 1 teaspoon.
7. Cinnamon, 1 small stick.
8. Bay leaf, 1.
9. Cardamom, 2 cloves.
10. Cloves, 2.
11. Salt as per taste.
12. Curry leaves, a sprig.
123. Chopped cilantro, ½ cup.

PREPARATION:
Wash the rice well and soak it for 1 hour. Dice the onions and vegetables into small pieces. Dice the onion finely. Heat a pan or a pressure cooker pan with a tablespoon of oil. Add the spices and fry everything for one minute until good aroma comes from the spices. Add the onions now and sauté for a few minutes until they turn tender. Drain the water from the rice and add it to the pan. Add 3 cups of water, salt, chopped vegetables, sprouts, curry leaves and mix everything and cook everything until rice and dhal are cooked. A rice cooker also can also be used here. I used a pressure cooker for up to 3 whistles and cooked the rice. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve hot with any spicy side dish.

Do check out some of my whole grains recipes, low in carb and calorie, which are ideal for dieting:

Oats sambar sadam

Oats pongal

Oats bisebelebath

Oats thayir sadam

Oats and cracked wheat rava idli

Cracked wheat rava pongal

Cracked wheat mint pulav

Quinoa pulav

Tomato soup with barley and pasta

Spinach and barley soup

40 comments:

Ammu Madhu said...

super.

Nitks said...

A healthy dish.. great..

Nandini said...

Wow. Very delicious and healthy kichadi. Very nice! Awesome!

Ms.Chitchat said...

A perfect diet yet filling too. Loved it.

SS said...

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SS said...

Hey gita thanks for visiting my blog!!! Great to know about yours ... Good collection of recipes....

Sushma Mallya said...

Healthiest i can say, looks delicious too

BeenaShylesh said...

super dear and healthy for a diet people......thanks for sharing...

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

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Subhashini said...

wow very good recipe for them who are on their diet program.

Aruna Manikandan said...

Nice healthy dish dear :-)

simply.food said...

Healthy nad delicious full of nutrition.

Nadji said...

Un plat très nourrissant.
See soon.

Priya said...

WOw wat a healthy kichadi, looks awesome..

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

super & delicious healthy dish!!

Parita said...

Delicious and healthy khichdi! Fantastic recipe!

Kalyani said...

Very healthy & delicious one .......

Babli said...

Healthy and nutritious food. Looks delicious.

Rumana Rawat said...

This is a very healthy dish , i love diet food.
Happy mother's day dear:-)

Kiran said...

Dear Gita love this healthy and delicious sprouts-veg kichadi.Wonderful collection of healthy recipes.Thank you for sharing them.

FoodLovers said...

dear gita looks yummy

Valarmathi said...

Kichadi looks delicious and healthy.

Life is beautiful!!! said...

A very healthy Kichdi Gita...thanks for sharing with us. Happy mother's day!!! :)

PALATABLE said...

This is so healthy and yummy dear, looks great!

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Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Lovely blog and lovely diet series going on. Will surely read more into the recipes. Following you. Please try to visit my blog too :)

kitchen queen said...

perfect and healthy recipe for dieters.

Malar Gandhi said...

Good one. Happy mother's day.

PranisKitchen said...

good recipes for diet..Really delicious kichadi..sprouted veges are really healthy..

Apu said...

Gita! this is a superb recipe!!

Suman Singh said...

that looks delicious n healthy...btw, happy mother's day to u..!!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Awesome khichidi....

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Kichdi sounds good for diet,and a healthy one as well!

Kanchan said...

So many whole grain recipes ... very healthy !!

Suma Rajesh said...

woo i want that right now..

SathyaSridhar said...

Gita,,very nice diet recipe i can use ur recipes for my hubby's diet plan..Happy Mothers day dear.

Meena said...

i just love all the whole grain recipes you post, gita!

Rachana Kothari said...

What a healthy khichadi!

Yummy Team said...

Healthy and delicious khichdi, Gita..Nice recipe!

Kanchana Radhakrishnan said...

delicious recipe Gita.

Niloufer Riyaz said...

wow totally a healthy kichadi