Vegetable Khichadi

Vegetable Khichadi is a mix of rice and lentils with a addition of mixed vegetables . The Khichadi is a mushy one pot meal .

Vegetable Khichadi is a regular feature at home , I keep changing the lentil and cooking method for variation . Today’s Khichadi has pigeon pea / toor daal and in equal proportions, which gives the Khichadi a good flavor of the daal . When we had the hotel , our restaurant chef made amazing Khichadi , and even though it was not on the menu we had guests coming in just for Khichadi . He would normally mix the rice lentil and vegetables and pressure cook , but at times would cook rice and daal and later add the veggies . I somehow like this version better .

You can choose the Vegetables , I normally have a mix of beans , peas , potatoes, cauliflower . I avoid carrots as they lend a sweet taste . If at all I add they would be in grated form . Using just potatoes and peas tastes fantastic too . Onion and garlic in Khichadi makes it gourmet , seriously ! The day I have guests I add these two ingredients plus some extra ghee .

Ghee is important in a Khichadi as it gives a beautiful sheen to the Khichadi plus lends a wonderful aroma and flavour . Of course if you are off ghee or a vegan use oil , you will still love this one pot comfort meal .

Vegetable Khichadi is my Day1 post under the theme One Pot Meals

Vegetable Khichadi

Vegetable Khichadi

Ingredients

1/2 cup rice
1/2 cup pigeon pea dal
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 onion, finely chopped
2 tomatoes , finely chopped
2 green chillies , roughly chopped
1 cup boiled peas, cauliflower and potatoes
1/8 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chilly powder
1 tsp kitchen king masala
Ghee for serving
Salt to taste

Method

Wash and soak the daal and rice for 15-20 minutes .
Pressure cook with salt and pinch turmeric powder for 3 whistles .
Open the cooker after the pressure releases.
In another pan add oil.
Add cumin seeds.
Immediately add onions, sauté till translucent .
Add ginger garlic paste and green chillies .
After a minute add tomatoes .
Cook till mushy .
Add the cooked khichadi from the cooker .
Check the consistency , add water if needed.
Mix in the boiled vegetables.
Cook for a few minutes.
Serve with hot ghee .

Vegetable Khichadi

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Vegetable Khichadi
Vegetable Khichadi is a mix of rice and lentils with a addition of mixed vegetables . The Khichadi is a mushy one pot Indian meal.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Dinner
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Wash and soak the daal and rice for 15-20 minutes .
  2. Pressure cook with salt and pinch turmeric powder for 3 whistles .
  3. Open the cooker after the pressure releases.
  4. In another pan add oil.
  5. Add cumin seeds.
  6. Immediately add onions, sauté till translucent .
  7. Add ginger garlic paste and green chillies .
  8. After a minute add tomatoes .
  9. Cook till mushy .
  10. Add the cooked khichadi from the cooker .
  11. Check the consistency , add water if needed.
  12. Mix in the boiled vegetables.
  13. Cook for a few minutes.
  14. Serve with hot ghee .
Recipe Notes

Vegetable Khichadi

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13 thoughts on “Vegetable Khichadi”

  1. This is my type of khichdi. I love my khichdi mushy and with lots of vegetables in it. When my mom was alive, I used to ask her to make this khichdi for me and she used to say, ” Maike aa k bhi koi khichdi khata hai.” Love you for reminding me mom’s khichdi, though I can never forget it 🙂

  2. Such a nutritious, wholesome and complete meal. Especially love that delicious texture of this kichadi, inviting me.I can have this khichadi with some papads happily.

  3. I love one pot meals as they are so easy to make for a quick meal. I have heard about the kichdi your chef made for the meet but I missed it. This one looks amazing and I would love to try it..

  4. Normally I prefer khichdi plain without vegetables but I guess sometimes it is better loaded with veggies and spices. Such comforting meal.

  5. This is my or our type of khichadi, equal proportion and ghee is must. While I was reading your equal proportion is must for khichadi, I was thinking hope she added ghee instead of oil, and bang on. We have a saying “ghee banaye khichadi naam baho ka hoe” :-)…Awesome , tempting and healthy.

  6. A delicious comfy dish. After any short trip to places where Indian food is not easily available, the first thing I want to make when I get back home is khichdi. I too love adding different lentils and vegetables, makes it into a one pot filling and healthy meal.

  7. Khichadi is the ultimate comfort food and yours look so inviting. And as you rightly put it ghee is definitely the crowning jewel for a khichadi!

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