Tag Archives: Chawal

Huggi (Pongal/Khichadi/Spicy Split Green Gram Rice)

IMG_2183After sweet dish for Makara Sankranti, here comes another dish, especially, prepared one day before the festival, we call that day as “Bhogi”. Huggi is a typical south Indian recipe. Huggi recipe is similar to pongal and Khichadi. This recipe is very popular in southern part of India. Huggi is prepared using rice, split green gram and some spices. There is no such hard and fast rule that this recipe is prepared, particularly, on Bhogi, you can prepare it whenever you feel of eating it. Huggi is very good child friendly food which is very easy to digest and is very tasty and healthy as well. You can try it for your younger one. Huggi with “Hasi Huli” is an excellent combination. Hasi Huli is similar to rasam or saaru. I prepare this dish often as it consumes very less time. Whenever you are tired or you have very less time to prepare food, you can prepare this dish and serve it. You can serve it for breakfast, you can serve it as main course for lunch and you can prepare it for dinner as well. It is a boon for working women. Let’s see the preparation of Huggi.   Continue reading →

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Alasande Kalu Rice (Lobia Chawal/Black Eyed Beans Rice)

black_eyed_bean 1This is an interesting recipe which requires very less preparation. Alasande kalu is a kannada (Karnataka, India) word used for black eyed beans. This dish is healthy and delicious too. Like other beans, black eyed beans are rich in fiber and they are low in fat. It is a good practice if you use these beans regularly in different forms like curry, veggie and so many dishes. They supply high quality proteins which provides alternative to meat or any other animal protein which is very much essential to the body. For beginners and bachelors, this recipe is a boon as it requires no elaborated procedures and preparation. You can prepare this dish for lunch, dinner and even for breakfast. You can prepare this dish using any vegetables available in your kitchen along with some spices and herbs, believe me it comes out very tasty. I made it simple and easy for you. I, always, try to make cooking easy and simpler so that people start getting interest in cooking. I, honestly, want people to realize that cooking is not that much tough and tedious and one can make healthy and simple dishes within few minutes without spending much time. Let’s see the preparation of Alasande Kalu rice (Black Eyed Beans Rice).   Continue reading →