Khichdi Recipe

Looking for an easy Khichdi recipe? Learn how to make Khichdi using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by girav

Makes 8 servings



Khichadi (Mixed Rice and Lentils)

Recipe Ingredients for Khichdi

1 cup long grain white rice
1 cup lentil
2 teaspoons oil
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/4 teaspoon ginger, crushed
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon cumin seeds

Recipe Directions for Khichdi

  1. Pick over rice and dal for any grit; rinse a couple of times and drain.

  2. Put everything together (except oil and cumin seeds) in a large pot with about 6 cups water.

  3. Cook on high heat, partially covered.

  4. When it starts to boil, lower the heat to medium and let it cook for about 15 minutes.

  5. Lower the heat to low and simmer, covered, until rice and dal are tender (about 15 minutes).

  6. Add more water as needed.

  7. It can be semi-thick or thin consistency.

  8. Mash it a little.

  9. Heat the oil (or butter) in a small pot.

  10. Add cumin seeds.

  11. As soon as they change color (few seconds), add them to Khichdi.

  12. Serve hot.

  13. Healthy Alternative: Add some vegetable stock or finely chopped vegetables when Khichdi is half cooked.

Categories

Main Dish, Indian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 49.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
177
Calories from Fat
14
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
1.5g
2%
Saturated Fat
0.2g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
440mg
18%
Potassium
251mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
32.3g
11%
Dietary Fiber
7.6g
30%
Sugars
1.3g
Protein
8.4g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 2% Iron 18%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
95% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in manganese
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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