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Khichdi Recipe

Fast Facts
Fast Facts

Made from rice and lentils

Can also be made from dalia

Vegetables are used as well

Did You Know
Did You Know

It is regarded as a health food in certain parts of India.

Main Ingredients-
• Yellow lentils (yellow moong dal)
• Basmati rice
• Cumin seeds
• Oil


Khichdi is a dish made from rice and lentils. Vegetables are also used in the preparation of khichdi. In certain parts of India khichdi is treated as a therapeutic food. This is because of the immense food value of khichdi.

Ingredients of Khichdi

Following are the various ingredients for making khichdi:

  • 1 cup yellow lentils, washed and soaked in clean and fresh water and then drained (yellow moong dal)
  • 3 cups white basmati rice, washed and soaked in water and then drained
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons oil

Making Khichdi

Following are the steps necessary for making khichdi:

  • Oil has to be heated in a skillet.
  • Now cumin seeds need to be added to this.
  • They have to be allowed to splutter
  • Now rice and yellow lentils have to be folded in.
  • Now water and salt have to be stirred in.
  • These have to be brought to boil.
  • The flame has to be lowered and then it has to be partly covered and cooked. This has to be done until the evaporation of water and cooking of rice.
  • It has to be served hot.
  • Even though khichdi can be served by itself it is recommended to serve it along with plain yoghurt

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