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VEGETABLE KHICDI – West Indian High Protein Vegan Dish

Khicdi is a mix of rice and legumes. I add as many veggies I can to make it a wholesome dish. The spices and herbs you see in the dish have great health benefits. The dish by itself is Vegan. Tastes best with Yogurt on the side or mixed into it but I am a Vegan so I do not use Yogurt. I eat it with Soup, a curry, or just by itself.

This is a Gujurati Dish. I am a Gujurati, belonging to a West Indian state called Gujurat. Rice and Daal (Legumes, lentils, pulses) are our staple food and part of almost every or every other meal.

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4-5 whistles in the pressure cooker.

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This High Protein Dish is ready to eat. Tastes best with Yogurt or Indian Kadhi.

Alternatively, we can shallow fry the khicdi for an added taste. This procedure lifts the taste to a totally new level.

Oil – 1 Tbsp

Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp.

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while the seeds burst, take the rice and add asafoetida (hing) 2 pinches and turmeric powder 1/2 tsp.

Asafoetida helps digestion and prevents gas or bloating from the legume

Turmeric is an antibiotic and has several health benefits.

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READY!!

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Top with Cilantro to add color, flavor  – I was out of Cilantro!

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PEDA / PENDA – Indian Sweet / Dessert

This recipe comes from Public Request. Many of you have requested this, so here it is. Email me or write to me here with any questions. For the base, I follow a certain recipe, I have posted the link below and then I re-form it my style. I have shared sweet with many friends from different cultures – Indian, American, Other Asians and luckily this sweet has everyone’s smiles and thumbs up!

Follow this link to make your peda and then follow my add-ons below to make it so much more delicious!!!

Peda

Once the base is ready, this is what you get and do:

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Ball it, flat it, cut with cookie cutter. Repeat till you have used all the base.

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MY ADD-ONS: All of them are optional. You can leave out whichever you wish to not add.

  1. Cake Sprinkles – any
  2. Cardamom – 1full tsp.
  3. Nutmeg powder – 1/4th tsp
  4. Pistachio powder – 1 to 4 tsp depending on your taste
  5. Almond powder – 2 tsps
  6. Vanilla essence – 1/4 tsp
  7. Fennel seed powder – 1/4 tsp
  8. Saffron few strands or Saffron syrup 1/4 to 1/2 tsp – check for sweetness prior to adding

Mix all the ingredients including the sprinkles. Decorate as You Wish

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