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Getting the travel itch but just can’t make yourself appear somewhere with the snap of your fingers? Yeah….we feel you too. We took one Saturday morning to “visit” India and have an Indian style breakfast right in the comfort of our own kitchen with this Indian breakfast recipe.
Being that this was a dish that we weren’t familiar with at all, (this was the first time we had ever eaten Indian for breakfast!) we asked Jay, the writer of the recipe, to give us a few words about the dish we made — breakfast Khichdi.
Breakfast Khichdi is a famous South-Indian Breakfast dish. It is a mildly-spiced and flavorful dish made with vermicelli or semiya (in Tamil language). You can also make this dish with semolina. It is ridiculously easy to make and you will have hot food on the table in no time. This has been my go-to recipe for lazy Saturday mornings!
The combination of whole spices used in this recipe is very unique: fennel seeds, cinnamon, and cloves. Other ingredients include onions, curry leaves, green chilis or dried red chilis. If you want to make this as a quick lunch box recipe or a weekday dinner recipe, add some veggies such as green beans, carrots, or green peas along with the other ingredients. You can also add a pinch of turmeric with veggies to make the dish a bit more colorful, and you can also use ghee (clarified butter) instead of oil and some toasted cashew nuts.
Breakfast khichdi is served with coconut chutney but, if you have a sweet tooth, like me, have your khichdi with some sugar!
What did we love about this dish?
It was quick and easy, it had amazing flavor, and was the perfect serving size — we didn’t feel like going into a food coma afterward. Oh and also, we totally recommend having it with coconut chutney…it was delicious!
Ingredients that you will need:
- Roasted vermicelli (but we used regular vermicelli that we had stored in our pantry)
- Cooking Oil (we used olive oil)
- 1 medium onion
- 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
- 4 cloves
- 3 green or red chilis
- 1 sprig of curry leaves
If you want to give this Indian breakfast recipe a go, head to Jay’s website to get all the steps on how to make this yummy breakfast!