Kichadi of Kerala is unlike the Khichdi of other parts of India.
In Kerala, Khichadi is a combination of curd with Ladies Finger or Bitter grourd or Beetroot or Pine Apple etc.
Here we see how to make Kichadi with Ladies finger (Bhindi in Hindi, Vendakka in Tamil)
Ladies Finger - 200 gms
Coconut - 1/2, Grated
Curd - 200 ml
Green Chilly - 2 Nos
Mustard seeds- 1 table spoon
Dry red chilly - 2-3 nos
Curry Leaves - 6-8 leaves
Chop the ladies finger into small sizes as shown. Make sure that the thickness is just 3-4 mm and not more. Take a pan and pour enough oil and fry the chopped ladies finger until it starts turning brown and slightly crisp. Drain it and keep it aside.
Take a mixie jar and put the grated coconut, 2 green chillies, one teaspoon salt and around 20 ml water, grind it well to make a paste.
Take a small pan and pour 2 tablespoons oil into it. Once the oil is hot put one teaspoon of mustard. Once the mustard splutters, add dry red chillies and curry leaves. Add the fried ladies finger into this.
Then add the coconut paste and curd into this. Mix it well. If required add salt and mix well.
Kichadi is ready! This is a side dish to be taken with rice. Serves 4-5 people.
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