Khichdi – Rice with lentils- A treat.

While for some, khichdi may be a food for the sick, but for me and my family it is a treat. Especially khichdi when served fresh and hot, is a bliss. Yes,I am not exaggerating here. Mind you, it should not be bland , but should be a tad spicier with some ghee generously added(dont mind the calories when you want to enjoy the taste!!) and of course the last secret is the garnishing part with the red chillies.Believe me, this does enhances the taste and flavour to the so called boring khichdi!! And then some people use yellow mung dal or some even use tuvar dal, but I feel whole green mung works fine in khichdi.I have tried so many combinations and methods to make khichdi an interesting meal and finally , I feel this one is really good. If you have any tips to make it more interesting, do let us know in the comment section;I would be willing to follow it when I make it next time. It is not a suitable tiffin box item, so I make this when hubby is at home during the weekends. Its easy , quick and a one pot meal containing rice, veges , lentils , spices almost everything dumped together in a pot and cooked till done.

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Khichdi - Rice with lentils- A treat. Yum

  1. Soak rice and mung for atleast an hour.
  2. In a pressure cooker, heat some oil , add mustard seeds and peanuts ( and cashewnuts if adding). Then add onions followed by ginger garlic paste. Saute til it turns translucent. Then add the chopped vegetables. Mix well . Add the turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder ,garam masala powder and salt and mix well. Then add the rice and mung. Mix well. Add around 3 cups of water. Cook in the pressure cooker till it gets well cooked.
  3. Now the khichdi should be really mushy.The rice variety I use does not get mushy. So what I do is after opening the lid of the cooker, I add some boiling water in khichdi. Mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes.(When you serve khichdi, it should be of a pouring consistency. Thats the best way I could explain this!!)
  4. Now heat some ghee in a small pan, add dried red chillies, Cumin seeds and asafoetida/hing. When it splutters, add this to the khichdi.
  5. Mix well before serving. Serve hot with kadi preferably.
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  1. nice version of khichdi,looks filling

  2. Khichdi looks yummy and delicious…


    wow,i have never tried this so far,bbut sure going to try it out soon,sounds really good and healthy too!

  4. Thats mouth watering khichdi!

  5. Iam with you one this one….we too like kichdi. I don’t make mine spicy, though….it is my kadhi that is spicy.

  6. Kichdi recipe is definitely delicious. one look at the ingredients confirms that you have added those to make it more tasty and flavorful. A bowl of this hot kichdi is something I want for dinner today.

  7. Cicily Antony

    Never tried khichdi…have to soon…this one looks yummy

  8. i love khichdi .. its a treat at my home too ..

  9. Khichadi is such a healthy, wholesome and comforting dish!!!! looks great!

  10. I have never had or made khichdi. Love the colour.

  11. Love the dal and rice combo, love the Kichadi. Ypur Kichadi is beautiful, I like my Kichadi little thin as well, not very dry. Pics are beautiful.

  12. Preeti Kashyap

    So delicious and healthy!yum

  13. Balakrishna Saraswathy

    Looks very yummy yum yum:)

  14. woww…it looks delicious…:)

  15. First time here. Never tried this. Wholsome and delicious kichadi. Will give it a dry soon.

  16. Khichdi looks healthy and wonderful Sowmya!

  17. A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine

    so very soothing…Khichdi is my fav comfort food.

  18. hey sowmya,Khichdi is never a boring meal for me too :)I like both the bland and spiced up version equally. Love the snap it sure looks mouth watering.TC

  19. Khichdi is one of my favorites too, loved your version of it !

  20. I use split green gram never tried with whole green gram will try your version.

  21. I don’t add veggie for kichadi! It is a comfort food!

  22. Priya Suresh

    Thats a delicious, filling and comforting food..

  23. Priya Narasimhan

    hearty, healthy, easy and filling fav too, prepartion as well as taste wise. 🙂

  24. Taste of Mysore

    khichdi is a delicious one pot nutritious dish. We love it too.

  25. Home Cooked Oriya Food

    yummy healthy khichidi

  26. looks absolutely delicious.

  27. That’s a nice version of khichdi!

  28. wow swomya this khichdi looks yummy…loved ur spicy version with peanuts n all, vl taste nice

  29. Ramya Vijaykumar

    Nothing can beat this Khichadi… Lovely color and very yummy!!!

  30. looks really yummyy….this one fav. at my place too…

  31. very true Sowmya.This is indeed a treat for our taste buds. Me & my son are a great fan of it. But, my hubby is an exception 🙁

  32. Khichdi for me is always a sweet dish.The savory version looks pretty good too..truly a one-pot meal:)

  33. I love the pouring consistency when it comes to Kichdi… Never tried with green moong, will dfntly do it next time..Thanks for the lovely recipe!

  34. I think this is comfort food at its best and easy too.

  35. Malar Gandhi

    Wow, lovely wet-kitchri, I would love to have them right now…droolworthy presentation.

  36. Mahimaa's kitchen

    with all the veggies and dal, this is a wholesome meal. looks soo inviting!

  37. I too love khichdi Sowmya. Count me in your gang.Your look so creamy and yummy. I am sure it will slip down the throat so easily.

  38. I LOVE khichdi! I’m Chinese, but this is pure comfort food and I love that I can make a big batch to eat all week.

  39. Ruchikacooks

    I love khichdi.Just had methi khichdi, love the flavors of red chilies in it.

  40. Ruchikacooks

    I love khichdi.Just had methi khichdi, love the flavors of red chilies in it.

  41. Healthy and delicious khichdi..:-))cheers

  42. kichidi looks yummy..can i have a plate pls?? thanks for visiting my blog..

  43. Joie de vivre

    I actually have some dried mung beans that I’ve been wondering what to do with. This looks hearty and homey and wonderful.

  44. Comfort and yummy recipe…looks delicious.

  45. looks delicious

  46. Kitchadi is a nice comfort food..Thanks for the recipe..Would love to try some..

  47. looks delicious !!


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