Juggu Bateta ni Farari Khichedi or Potatoes and peanuts farali khichedi
On the days we hindus fast, there is a list of foods that we are “allowed” to eat. The list often referred to as farari food – includes all the fruits and nuts, milk and milk products including yogurt. It also includes potatoes, sweet potatoes, cassava, tapiaco, ragigara flour etc….Juggu Bateta ni Farari Khichedi recipe is a favourite of my hubby and he will use any excuse to fast and ask me to cook it. Juggu or njugu is a Swahili word for peanuts/ groundnuts. Some people call peanuts “sing” or mandhvi, mung fali as well.
Keyword: Fasting food
Author: Mina Joshi
4-5 medium sized boiled potatoes
2 cups of blanced peanuts
¼ cup of cashew nuts
2 cups of plain yogurt
1 teaspoon grated ginger
2-3 fresh green chilies chopped finely
small bunch of coriander
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
1 -2 teaspoons sugar
1-2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons of cooking oil
1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
Fresh curry leaves (optional)
Peel and roughly mash your potatoes.
Lightly roast the peanuts and allow them to cool. Save half the peanuts and grind half the peanuts coarsely in a grinder.
Heat 2 tablespoons of oil and add the cumin seeds. Once the seeds go dark, add the diced potatoes to the oil.
Add the ground peanuts to the potatoes and stir. Add the some of the cashews, salt, pepper, chopped green chilies, grated ginger and sugar to the mixture and stir again.
Now add in the yogurt and two cups of water to the khichedi.
Keep cooking this mixture until most of the liquids are soaked up from your Juggu Bateta ni Farari Khichedi
Add in the saved peanuts and cashew nuts together with fresh lemon juice.
Add the coriander, few nuts and curry leaves. Serve the Juggu Bateta ni Farari Khichedi hot.