Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Vrat Ke Chawal (Bhagar) Ki Khichdi

In this recipe Vrat Ke Chawal (Samo Seeds) are cooked with yogurt to make soft and mushy khichdi.



  • Wash and soak Samo seeds for about 4-5 hours.
  • In a pressure cooker add soaked Samo seeds, salt, one green chili, 2-3 curry leaves and 3 cups of water; cook (up to 2 ‘pressure release’ or ‘whistle’) till soft.
  • Open the pressure cooker when cooled, stir in the churned yogurt, crushed pepper and chopped coriander leaves.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and add mustard seeds. When they crackle, add curry leaves and chopped green chili. Fry a little.
  • Add cooked Samo seeds and stir carefully. Add some warm water, if required, until the consistency is like soft khichdi.
  • Garnish with nuts, fried whole red chili and coriander leaves.
Do You Know?

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Since researchers have not followed people for long enough periods of time, they do not yet know whether the effects of fasting translate into an actual increase in lifespan.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am sorry but bhagar does need cooker to cook. its cooking time isnt dat long.