Mumbai Tawa Khichadi is a Khichadi made on a griddle , with precooked Khichadi and Vegetables, just the way the way Pav Bhaji is made . Served with a big dollop of butter the Khichadi is a wholesome and finger licking meal .
We begin with a new week and I have again divided the week into two categories . I shall be posting Khichadis for the first three days and the next three days I shall serve Rice with a Twist. So let’s begin with our first Khichadi recipe .
Khichadis are becoming a fad food , they are a rage and I see lot of food trucks and restaurants here serve a big variety of Khichadis. If you look at the menu you sure are going to wonder and say wow !
Tawa Khichadi is a Fusion Khichadi made on the lines of a Tawa Pulao and Pav Bhaji . For Tawa Pulao we have cooked rice and we toss them with veggies , here we toss the precooked Khichadi with veggies . We then mash it all up just like a pav bhaji . We even flavour it up with pav bhaji masala and serve it with a dollop of butter .
I came across Mumbai Tawa Khichadi while going through a online restaurant menu . I really don’t know how the restaurant serves this Khichadi, and I came up with my own version of this Khichadi . The Khichadi was a interesting blend of street food and comfort food . It tasted almost like Pav Bhaji and i am sure kids wouldn’t know that you are serving them Khichadi .
The Khichadi that I made was quite spicy , as I used those tiny sharp green chillies too , but I have not mentioned them in the ingredient list as it had made the Khichadi really spicy . We must remember that the Pav Bhaji masala also contains chilly . So please adjust the spice level as per your taste and enjoy the Khichadi . Mumbai Tawa Khichadi is my Day 13 post under the theme Biryani , Pulao , Khichadi Festival .
1/2 recipe Basic Khichadi
1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp onion , chopped
1 tbsp capsicum , chopped
1 tbsp cauliflower , finely chopped
1 boiled potato
1/4 cup boiled peas
1 tsp garlic paste
2 tomatoes , chopped
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp chilly powder
1 tsp Pav Bhaji masala
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp black salt
2-4 tbsp butter
Heat a non stick pan or a big griddle .
Add a tsp of oil .
Add onions , sauté for a minute .
Add capsicum and sauté again .
Add the cauliflower and sauté .
Now add the boiled mashed potatoes .
Immediately add the boiled peas .
Add garlic paste .
Sprinkle a few drops of water, so the vegetables remain moist .
Add chopped tomatoes and start mashing the vegetables with a potato masher .
Once all the vegetables are mashed add turmeric powder , chilly powder, pavbhaji masala , coriander powder , black salt and salt .
Mix well .
Now add cooked Khichadi to this mix .
Mash it again till all the rice is mashed up and you have the perfect consistency for a Khichadi .
Transfer to a serving bowl .
Garnish lavishly with a slice of butter .
Sprinkle some cashews and coriander leaves .
Serve hot !
Enjoy the Tawa mishmash !
Serve with papad choori .
Here is what I have been posting under the Biryani, Pulao, Khichadi Festival –
Day 1 How to cook Rice with Absorption Method
Day 2 How to cook Perfect Rice for Biryani
Day 3 How to cook Rice in a Pressure Cooker
Day 4 How to cook Rice in a Microwave
Day 5 How to cook Rice in a Rice Cooker
Day 6 How to cook Basic Khichadi
Day 7 Undhiyu Biryani
Day 8 Banarasi Tandoori Biryani
Day 9 Bharwan Mirch ki Biryani
Day 10 Sindhi Thooma wara Chawara
Day 11 Achaari Panneer Pulao
Day 12 Nuts Pulao