Misal is usually a mixture of 2-3 dishes topped with sev or any such crunchy snack. “Pharal(Marathi) or Phalar(Konkani)” – “phal ahaar” is the food taken on fasting days. The main dish on these days is Sabudana khichdi for most of the Maharastrians.
This recipe is sent to me by Aruna. Here is what she has to say about this dish, “This is served in all Maharastrian restaurants in Mumbai. Every Mumbaikar who eats in these hotels especially in Dadar and Girgaum area, will be aware of this. Even I have not read in any other hotel menu about it. From the taste, I could get the receipe”.
I tried it and loved it more than the normal Sabudana khichdi. Even though you are not a fan of Sabudana Khichdi, do not miss this. It tastes very good.
This dish can be divided into 3 parts :
– Sabudana khichdi – Prepare the khichdi without peanuts. Instead of peanuts, peanut gravy is added.
– Potato chivda – I bought Haldiram’s Pancharatan from Indian store. You can use any normal potato chivda mixture.
– Peanut gravy – see the recipe below
Ingredients for peanut gravy:
1 cup peanuts
1/2 tea spn mustard seeds
A pinch of asafoetida(hingu)
2-3 green chilies
4-5 curry leaves
1 cup water (add more water if required)
1-2 tbl spn grated coconut (fresh/frozen)
Wash the peanuts and keep aside.
In a pan heat oil add the mustard, when they start popping, add asafoetida, green chilies and curry leaves. Add the peanuts mix well. Add enough water, salt and grated coconut. Cook till the peanuts are done.
In a bowl take the khichidi.
Add the peanut gravy. The sabudana should soak the water.
Add the batata chivda and serve immediately.
Serves : 2-3
Preparation time : 30mins