Recipes: Kichdi & Aalu vegetable

While 'Aalu' is cooked using a seasonal vegetable, 'Kichdi' is prepared in the third Sunday of Shravan, and both dishes are a specialty at this time of year in Goa
Aalu vegetable with hog plums(left) and Kichdi (right) are prepared at this time of year
Aalu vegetable with hog plums(left) and Kichdi (right) are prepared at this time of yearGomantak Times

Recipe: Kichdi

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup rice

  • ¾ cup moong dal

  • ½ cup jaggery

  • ¼ cup fresh coconut, grated

  • 1 tbsp pure ghee

  • Salt to taste

METHOD

  • Cook the rice and dal together till done.

  • Then add the jaggery and salt, followed by coconut and finally add the pure ghee just before serving.

  • Serve hot.

Aalu vegetable with hog plums(left) and Kichdi (right) are prepared at this time of year
A traditional August in Goa

Recipe: Aalu vegetable with hog plums

INGREDIENTS

  • One bunch of aalu or colocasia leaves

  • 8 ambade or Goan hog plums

  • 1 pinch of asafoetida

  • 1 tsp mustard seeds

  • 1 cup peanuts

  • 4 green chillies, slit

  • 2 cups fresh grated coconut

  • 2 inch ginger, grated

  • ¼ cup jaggery

  • 1 tsp of garam masala (optional)

  • Salt to taste

METHOD

  • Finely chop the aalu leaves.

  • In a pan, add coconut oil and tempering of asafoetida, mustard seeds.

  • Add the chopped leaves of colacasia and stir well.

  • Add ginger, green chillies and peanuts. Pressure cook for five whistles.

  • Once nicely cooked, add the fresh grated coconut, jaggery and salt to taste.

  • Add garam masala if desired. Mix well.

  • Serve immediately.

RECIPES COURTESY: Anjana Amonkar, Porvorim

Aalu vegetable with hog plums(left) and Kichdi (right) are prepared at this time of year
Monsoon veggies, courtesy of Nature

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