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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

A - Z Rice Dishes ~ L for Lilva Khichdi

A layered biryani would have been a scrumptious choice for today's alphabet, 'L'. By the time that idea occurred to me, this dish has already been cooked and drafted. I was aiming at quick and simple one pot meals when I initially planned for this rice series and that's how I ended up cooking this khichdi that I found online. It suited my criteria well and this makes a delicious lunch box idea. It takes hardly ten minutes to prepare the dish if cooked rice is handy. Fresh field beans or pigeon peas or seeds from val / broad beans can be used in the recipe. Aromatic and spicy base of cilantro and ginger lend a wonderful flavor to this healthy meal.

3 cups cooked rice (I used sona masuri.)
1 cup surti papdi lilva / toor lilva (I used fresh pigeon peas.)
3/4 cup packed cilantro
1 inch piece of ginger
2 to 4 green chillies (I used 3 spicy, Serrano peppers.)
1/2 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. ghee
2 cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
Salt to taste
* Microwave the frozen lilva papdi with few tbsp. of water for 2 to 3 minutes.
* Grind cilantro, ginger, chillies and lemon juice to a paste, adding a few tbsp. water if needed.
* Heat ghee in a pan and add cinnamon sticks and cloves. Saute for few seconds and add the ground paste and the lilva. Saute until the water evaporates. Add rice and salt and mix well with a spatula to combine.
* Serve with some yogurt on the side.
Recipes so far in A - Z Rice Dishes,
A for Achaari Chole Pulao
B for Bhuna Khichuri
C for Chintapandu Pulihora
D for Dindigul Thalapakatti Veg Biryani
E for Ellorai / Ellotharai  
F for Fodnicha Bhaat 
G for Gongura Pulihora 
H for Hare Moong ki Chaaswaali Khichdi 
I for Iyengar Style Kadambam 
J for Jodhpuri Vegetable Pulao 
K for Kaju - Karivepaku Annam

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Usha Rao said...

Lilva rice sounds like a wonderful, spicy flavorful rice. Chili cilantro paste lent a nice color to rice.

Gayathri Kumar said...

That is a wonderful rice Suma. Very easy to make and absolutely inviting..

Kalyani said...

honestly, I was thinking you might make Lucknowi Biryani (maybe you have already posted :) )

this Khichdi with Surti Lilva is a healthy pick :) wonder how you get access to fresh pods there ? (in winter??)

Maha Gadde said...

totally new rice dish to me..nice really..

Priya Suresh said...

Omg, such a delicious khichdi, and the addition of lilva beans looks absolutely different and healthy as well.

Harini-Jaya R said...

I always have frozen lilva beans and I agree it is a breeze to prepare this rice. Very flavorful with all the cilantro there!

Srividhya Gopalakrishnan said...

L for lilva.. very nice.. love your rice series.

vaishali sabnani said...

I will have to wait for the winters to get Lilva..but definitely a very delicious rice.

Nalini's Kitchen said...

This rice looks so delicious and simple to make.Perfect for lunch box too.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

What a different prepared rice recipe this is.

Smruti Shah said...

Tuvar is one of my favorite greens. The pulao looks really delicious!!

Archana Potdar said...

Looks and sounds yum. The pigeon peas are unfortunately unavailable here so we will be using french beans.

Sapana Behl said...

Pigeon pea khichdi looks so delicious and comforting.

Pavani N said...

I love simple rice dishes which include protein like this. Looks absolutely delicious.

Priya Srinivasan said...

Wow suma, love the mild green color of the rice. I have never seen fresh pigeon peas, need to check the frozen section here. I love these quick to make one pot meals!! :)

Srivalli said...

Awesome looking rice Suma..so quick to make, I am sure this will taste great for a packed lunch too..