Saturday, August 24, 2013

Gaeda or Gullati is a rice porridge which is especially prepared for breakfast. It is a comfort food. Rice and moong daal are the main ingredients just like in pongal but it tastes very different. I have been eating this since childhood and I love it. It is very easy to prepare and tastes good with stir fried potatoes or even pickle.



Here is the recipe..

Serves 2

Ingredients :
Rice - 3/4 cup (I used Sona Masoori)
Moong Daal - a little less than 1/4 cup
Onion - 1/2 chopped
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1/2 Teaspoon
Green Chillies - 2 or as per spice level
Tomato - 1/2 cut into wedges
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 Teaspoon
Salt to Taste
Water as required
Oil or Ghee - 1 Tablespoon
Coriander Leaves - 1 Tablespoon chopped

Method :
1. Wash and soak rice and moong daal separately. 
2. In a pressure cooker or a cooking vessel heat oil or ghee.
3. Add onions and fry till translucent.
4. Add the moong daal without any water and fry for a minute.
5. Add ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute. If the moong daal sticks to the base and starts to burn you can add a little water. 
6. Add the tomato pieces and fry for another minute.
7. Add turmeric powder and mix.



8. Add 3 cups of water and salt to taste. Add coriander leaves.
9. Let the water come to a boil.
10. Add the rice after draining the water it was soaking in. 
11. Pressure cook for 8 whistles on medium flame. If using a normal cooking vessel cover and cook till it cooks to a porridge form by adding additional water as required.
12. If using pressure cooker, open after pressure releases on its own. Add additional water if required to achieve desired consistency.



Enjoy Gaeda.

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