Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Simple and Tasty Khichdi

Khichdi is a comfort food, that contains rice and lentils that is cooked till mushy. Anytime when I don't feel like cooking anything, or even eating anything very spicy, I cook Khichdi and have it with Kadhi.

Khichdi can be made spicy by adding whole spices to it, but I usually make it without adding any spice. I think it tastes better.

At my house, whenever anyone is sick, we make khichdi. It is a tasty, light and nutritional dish, which everyone enjoys. This recipe is submitted to "Comfort Food For Illness Event" at

Here is the recipe for Saadi(Plain) Gujarati Khichdi.
1/2 Cup split mung daal, with or without skin
1 cup rice (preferably not Baasmati)
Salt to taste
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
5 cups water.

Method: Wash and drain the rice and daal thoroughly. Combine with 5 cups of water, salt and turmeric powder. Pressure cook for 4-5 whistles.

Pour a teaspoon of ghee on warm khichdi and serve with Gujarati Kadhi and Ringana no Olo.

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Anonymous said...

Nehal, how are you? any plan this summer? We have something like khichadi in Indonesia, it's called bubur. We usually make it from rice.

Nehal said...

I am fine Roossy. No plans for the summer, what about you? Are you planning to go to Singapore now? About bubur...I think we have many similar dishes, and similar spices too:)
How is Amanda? Is she feeling better now?

Anonymous said...

Hi Nehal,

Stumbled upon ur blog accidentally today. A very nice blog with many lovely dishes and good luck with your plants.


Nehal said...

Hey Ranjitha,
I am glad that you liked my blog. Thank you for visiting.


Recipe Center said...

khichdi looks delicious Nehal. I love this khichdi. Thank you very much for this wonderful entry.

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