Khichadi

Khichadi

The quickest, tastiest, one-pot meal you will ever have!


Cook Time10 minutes
Servings4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rice
  • 1/2 cup moong lentil
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 cup (optional) chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup (optional) peas

Steps

1

Wash and soak the lentil and rice together for 30 minutes.

You can use yellow skinned moong lentils, green unskinned split moong lentils, or green unskinned whole moong lentils. I used some yellow moong lentils and some green whole moong lentils to make the khichadi colorful.

Step 1
2

After 30 minutes, drain the water from the soaked lentil and rice.

Heat a sauce pan. Add 8 cups of water, the soaked lentil and rice, ghee, salt, turmeric, cumin powder, peas, and carrots to the pan.

If you are using a pressure cooker or instant pot, add only 4 cups of water.

You can add more water if you prefer soup-like khichadi or less water if you prefer dry khichadi.

Step 2
3

Cover the lid and let it cook for 15 minutes or until the lentil and rice are soft.

If you are using a pressure cooker, cook for 8 minutes.

4

Once the lentil and rice are soft, serve hot and enjoy with ghee, yogurt, papad, or Indian pickle.

Step 4

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