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Made from rice and lentils

Can also be made from dalia

Vegetables are used as well

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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