Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Masala Rava Khichdi & Flaxseed Coconut Chutney

Khichdi, this breakfast dish is simply prepared with semolina aka rava with a variety of vegetables and whole spices. This South Indian breakfast dish is definitely a filling dish and i love it to the core.Honestly speaking, am a great fan of Masala khichdi than the easy breezy upma eventhough upma is my H's favourite. Some may call this khichadi as masala khaarabath,Khichdi with loads of veggies is always my favourite.You can add any sort of veggies to make this delicious khichadi or else cook just with onions and tomatoes. Serve this flavourful khichadi with thick coconut chutney, i can have it anytime.

Masala Rava Khichdi, flaxseed chutney

An excellent,quick and easy breezy breakfast or dinner to enjoy without any hesitation.My mom used to make this khichadi with garlic cloves instead of ginger garlic paste and temper it with whole spices like clove,cinnamon stick,bayleaf and fennel seeds instead of usual tempering spices. But this time since i want to make masala khichdi i went for ginger garlic paste, this will give definitely a fabulous masala flavour to this simple khichadi.After two combo meals, my today's post is going to this week's blogging marathon with Combo meals as theme. For my third post, i picked Khichdi and chutney from the list given by Valli.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#46. 

1cup Roasted Rava/Semolina
1no Onion (chopped)
2nos Green chillies (slit opened)
6no Garlic cloves
1tsp Ginger garlic paste
2cups Chopped Mixed Veggies (carrots,greenpeas,capsicum,potatoes & zucchini )
Few curry leaves
1no Whole spices (bayleaf,clove,cinnamon stick)
1/2tsp Fennel seeds
Few cashew nuts
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Ghee

Heat enough oil,fry the whole spices,fennel seeds , cashew nuts until they turns brown.

Add the curryleaves,garlic cloves and fry for few seconds, add the chopped onions,ginger garlic paste and cook until the onions turns transculent.

Add the mixed veggies immediately,add enough salt,turmeric powder and cook everything until the veggies gets half cooked.

Add two cups of water to the cooking veggies, bring to boil.

Once the water starts boiling, add the roasted rava to the boiling water, stir continously and cook until everything gets well cooked.

Finally add the ghee and put off the stove.

Serve hot with flaxseed coconut chutney.

Flaxseed Coconut Chutney:

Flaxseed Coconut Chutney,Linseed Coconut Chutney

1tsp Flaxseed
1/2cup Grated coconut
2nos Green chillies
2tbsp Roasted gram/Pottu kadalai
1/2tsp Grated ginger
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
few curry leaves
1/2tsp Urad dal

Dry roast the flaxseed for few minutes.

Take the roasted flaxseed, grated coconut, green chillies,grated ginger, roasted gram with salt and grind as bit coarse paste with enough water.

Transfer to a serving bowl.

Heat enough oil and splutter the mustard seed,urad dal, curry leaves.

Add this tempering to the chutney and serve..

Semoule Khichdi avec Chutney de graines de lin et noix de coco:

1tasse Semoule de blé (moyen)
1 Oignon ( haché )
2 Piments vertes
1 c à café Pâte d'ail et gingembre
5 Gousses d'ail
2tasses de Légumes(coupés en petit dés) (carottes , petits pois, poivrons , pommes de terre et courgettes )
Quelques feuilles de curry
Des Epices Entiers ( feuille de laurier , clou de girofle , le bâton de cannelle )
1 / 2 cuillères à café de graines de fenouil
Un peu de noix de cajou
1 / 4c à café Poudre de curcuma
1 c à café Beurre clarifiée

Chauffer l'huile , faire revenir les épices entiers, les graines de fenouil , noix de cajou , jusqu'à ce qu'ils brunissent .

Ajouter les feuilles de curry, gousses d'ail et les faire revenir pendant quelques secondes , ajouter les oignons hachés ,la pâte d'ail et le gingembre,faire revenir jusqu'à ce que les oignons fondent .

Ajouter les légumes immédiatement , ajouter du sel , la poudre de curcuma et faire revenir le tout jusqu'à ce que les légumes sont a moitié cuits .

Ajouter deux tasses d'eau pour la cuisson , porter à ébullition .

Une fois que l'eau commence à bouillir , ajouter la semoule à l'eau bouillante , remuer et cuire jusqu'à ce que tout soit bien cuite.

Enfin, ajoutez le beurre clarifiée.

Servir chaud avec le chutney des graines de lin et noix de coco .


  1. perfect combo.. Nice addition of flax seeds in chutney

  2. What a classic combination of rava khichdi wth coconut chutney but with your own twist. Love that flax seed coconut chutney -- I'm going to try it out soon. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Khichadi with rava is new to me. Another interesting combination.

  4. The flaxseed will make the chutney nice and nutty and the kichdi sounds awesome. .and you have given so many variations.

  5. I like to add vegetables to upma, but husband is not a fan of it. Will try this recipe sometime when I am all alone at home. Flax seed chutney looks great.

  6. Love the idea of adding flaxseed in the chutney. Nice presentation

  7. Interesting idea for chutney.. Masala upma is my fav, looks tasty..

  8. Such an a yummy looking breakfast..

  9. Nice combo, like the addition of flaxseed in chutney.

  10. Yes, I know it's very fast to make and very tasty food .. i am loving it....!

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  11. Hello, interesting combination of such exotic dishes. I've never heard of "Masala Rava Khichdi". From which country does this dish come from?

  12. Wow the combo is awesome and flaxseed in the chutney..

  13. tempting is one of the options in our office canteen menu for breakfast but never opted for it coz it didnt look this tempting...up until now..i love the idea of flaxseeds in chutney

  14. comfort food,I can finish the whole platter :)

  15. Perfectly paired and delicious looking chuney and khicidi.. Thats healthy chutney is very tempting aks , I wud love to finish the plate now !!

  16. You have made this so healthy Priya..very delicious combinations..enjoyed all your combos..:)

  17. khicdi looks colorful and flaxseed chutney is a gr8 combo sis!!!

  18. Nice kichidi., I will have it any time..

  19. love this combo! try for dinner tonight

  20. such a lovely combo and am bookmarking this chutney with flaxseed


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