Buckwheat Kichidi


Kichidi is slowly turning into one of our ultimate comfort foods these days. I love having this for dinner with some pickles and chips.  Recently I have been using different kinds of grains and my recent try was with buckwheat.  I have this a try after reading about its health benefits.  This was a hit at my house.  Here I have prepared this like a dry kichidi since we like this taste better than the regular one.  You can add an extra cup of water if you want a thinner consistency.

Buckwheat, which is also known as buckwheat groats or kasha are grain-like seeds and have various health benefits. It is known to reduce cholesterol and also helps in lowering the blood sugars and is a good source of protein. It has a chewy texture similar to that of cracked wheat.  This is available in most of the grocery stores or specialty stores or health stores.

1. Buckwheat, 1 cup.
2. Moong dhal, 1/2 cup, washed and parboiled until it is cooked just enough and still has a bite.
3. Onion, medium size, diced.
4. Tomatoes, medium size, 2,chopped.
5. Green chilies, 2, slit into 2.
6. Ginger-garlic paste, 1/2 teaspoon.
7. Turmeric powder, a pinch.
8. Sambar powder or chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon.
9. Hing, a pinch.
10. Salt, as per taste.
11. Mustard seeds, 1/4 teaspoon.
12. Cumin seeds, 1/4 teaspoon.
13. Chopped vegetables like carrots, beans, green peas etc, 1 cup.

Roast the buckwheat, with a teaspoon of oil under low flame for 5 minutes and keep aside.  Heat a pan with a tablespoon of oil. Once the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds and let it splutter. Then add the cumin seeds and fry for a few seconds. Add the diced onions and sauté for a few minutes until the onions are tender. Then add the chopped tomatoes, green chilies, ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a few minutes until everything is well blended. Add the turmeric powder, chili powder, and hing along with the salt,  chopped vegetables and the moong dhal and mix everything well.  Add 2-1/2 cups of water now, mix everything and let it come to a boil. Add the buckwheat and cook closed under low-to-medium flame until the buckwheat is cooked and the dish turns a little dry. Serve hot with pickle and pappads.


remya sean said...

Healthy one..

nandoos Kitchen said...

nice healthy kichdi.. Love all your healthy recipes.

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

thanks for sharing this recipe dear!!!lovely pics...

Bhawya Sankar said...

Looks delicious and healthy too akka.. Btw ur blog new looks s Awesome. I love it :)

Menaga sathia said...

very healthy kichadi,thxs for sharing it!

Hari Chandana P said...

Super healthy and delicious kichidi.. yummy! :D

Treat and Trick said...

New to me, thanks for sharing a wonderful recipe Gita..

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Thank you for visiting my space Gita !!
This sounds very healthy.. I have never used buckwheat honestly.. so a definitely comeback, whenever I buy it.

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy preparation

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

healthy n tasty option..
Tasty Appetite

Unknown said...

I love your blog! Thank you for the healthy inspiration. :)