Fasting is very integral part of Hindu religion. Individuals observe different type of fasts based on personal beliefs and local customs. There are so many Indian festivals like Navratri, Janmastami, Shivratri etc. where many people choose to fast.
Moraiya khichadi is generally made for fasting. It is also known as samo, mordan, vari, varai, vrat rice and Barnyard millet in English. It is very easy to make and yet delicious in taste.
Farali Moraiya ni Khichadi (step by step with photos)
Preparation Time: 10 Minutes | Cooking Time: 20 Minutes | Total Time: 30 Minutes
Serves: 4 servings
1 cup Moraiya (Barnyard millet)
1 medium size Potato chopped in dices
2 tablespoon Penuts
1 tablespoon Ginger and green chilly paste
1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds
2 tablespoon Oil
1 tablespoon Red chilly powder
1/2 teaspoon Turmeric Powder (optional)
1 teaspoon Sugar
1 cup Butter milk
2 cup Water
salt to taste
Freshly chopped coriander for Garnishing
1) Wash moraiyo and soak for 7-8 minutes and drain the water.
2) Heat a nonstick pan and add oil in that when hot add cumin seeds in that.
3) Now add ginger and green chilly paste in that and saute for few seconds.
4) Add peanuts and keep stirring it.
5) Then add potatoes, turmeric powder and salt mix well. Add little bit water then cover it and let it simmer for 5-6 minutes.
6) when potatoes cooked add moraiyo and all seasoning in that and mix well.
7) Add 1 cup butter milk and 2 cup water in that and cook it for 10 to 12 minutes or until moraiya is cooked properly.
8) Garnish it with fresh chopped coriander and serve hot with curd or farali kadhi.