Khichadi Bowl

A Khichadi Bowl is a comfort meal where the Khichadi is served in a bowl along with small portions of different dishes that are a perfect accompaniment to the Khichadi .

The rage of Buddha bowl tempted me to make this Khichadi Bowl where I have used the Gujrati Basic Khichadi . The basic Khichadi is prepared with equal portions of rice and green lentils . This mushy Khichadi is prepared in Sindhi style , wher the ratios differ. There’s not much difference between the Basic and Sindhi one , you could make either one , though if you wish to make the Sindhi version check here .

During summers the Khichadi is a very popular meal in a Sindhi kitchen . We see various Khichadi combos – Khichadi Aloo , Khichadi Tamatan Ji Chutney , Khichadi Karela / Karela Ji katt ,Khichadi papad . Khichadi Achaar . These are the simple variations . Then there are complex ones where a semi dry curry is served with Khichadi . Serving mango with these combinations is almost mandatory . I have never posted any of those typical combos , but will definitely do so this summer .

Today’s bowl is made with the simple Khichadi combos . Since a Buddha bowl has small portions of individual dishes over the whole grain , I decided to use all those combos into one . You shall see Sindhi Aloo , Karele Ji Katt ( bitter gourd peels ) Tamatan Ji Chutney , Banarasi Mirch ka Achaar , Sindhi papad , Singar all in small portions to be enjoyed with the Khichadi .

The rice that I normally use for Khichadi are the Krishna Kamod , but today I have used the kanee jirasar . Kanee means very small , so this is the broken variety of the Gujrati jirasar rice . You can use any broken rice variation , or go ahead and use the short grain rice . These get cooked very fast and blend very well with the lentils .

I must tell you that if the green gram is used with rice , it lends a pinkish hue to the rice . So the Sindhi’s add a pinch of alum , while cooking the Khichadi . The Gujrati’s add a pinch of turmeric to avoid that pink hue in the khichadi.

The Khichadi Bowl turned out to be quite interesting , honestly I felt it was like a feast . Comfort food , yet festive ! This Khichadi Bowl is my Day 15 post for the Biryani , Pulao Khichadi Festival .

Khichadi Bowl

Khichadi Bowl

Ingredients

1/2 recipe Khichadi
Sindhi Aloo
Karele ji Katt
Tamaten Ji Chutney
Banarasi Laal Mirch Achaar
Papad ( store bought )
Rice Papad ( store bought )

Method

Place about two ladleful Khichadi in a serving bowl .
Place Sindhi Aaloo on a side , Karele Ji Katt next to it .
Next place the chutney and pickle .
Roast papad and roll it up .
Air fry the rice papad .
Place both the papads to finish the bowl .
Enjoy the meal .

Khichadi Bowl

Here is what I have been posting under the Biryani, Pulao, Khichadi Festival

Day 1 How to cook Rice with Absorption Method
Day 2 How to cook Perfect Rice for Biryani
Day 3 How to cook Rice in a Pressure Cooker
Day 4 How to cook Rice in a Microwave
Day 5 How to cook Rice in a Rice Cooker
Day 6 How to cook Basic Khichadi
Day 7 Undhiyu Biryani 
Day 8 Banarasi Tandoori Biryani
Day 9 Bharwan Mirch ki Biryani
Day 10 Sindhi Thooma wara Chawara
Day 11 Achaari Panneer Pulao
Day 12 Nuts Pulao
Day 13 Mumbai Tawa Khichadi
Day 14 Vegetable Layered Khichadi

Print Recipe
Khichadi Bowl
A Khichadi Bowl is a comfort meal where the Khichadi is served in a bowl along with small portions of different dishes that are a perfect accompaniment to the Khichadi .
Course Dinner, Lunch, Rice
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Servings
Course Dinner, Lunch, Rice
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Servings
Instructions
  1. Place about two ladleful Khichadi in a serving bowl .
  2. Place Sindhi Aaloo on a side , Karele Ji Katt next to it .
  3. Next place the chutney and pickle .
  4. Roast papad and roll it up .
  5. Air fry the rice papad .
  6. Place both the papads to finish the bowl .
  7. Enjoy the meal .
Recipe Notes

10 thoughts on “Khichadi Bowl”

  1. Who would have thought that a traditional platter of khichdi with the sides can be served as a Buddha bowl? Clever idea, Vaishali and I guess even a basic khichdi would turn into special meal with all those yummy side dishes.

  2. You are amazing me with your kichdi recipes. This kichdi bowl sounds fantastic with all the different toppings that go on it. Such an innovative recipe with the humble kichdi.

  3. This is simply brilliant… I agree, buddha bowl is in a big rage. You kichadi bowl clearly shows how our Indian food is well balanced both in terms of flavors and nutrition. I wish I could grab that bow.

  4. Khichdi Bowl sounds like a Gourmet dish, something that is swerved in high end restaurants.. loved this concept. Tempting pics again!!

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