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Khichdi- the comfort food

Updated on December 29, 2016
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Khichdi is a famous dish in India.. It is easy to cook and is often known as the comfort food. You can eat it with kadhi or steamed potatoes


  • Bay leaf 2
  • Peas 1/ 2 cup
  • Cloves 3
  • Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • Rice 2 cup
  • Split red lentil (masoor dal) 2 cups
  • Split Bengal gram 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder 1 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
  • Green pepper chopped as per taste
  • Onion 1 cup chopped
  • Curry powder 1 tsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Carrot 1 chopped
  • Baby potaoe 2-3 optional
  • Water 7-8 cups
  • Oil/ Clarified butter 6 tsp
  • Cilantro for garnishing


  • Soak rice, split red lentil and Bengal gram for 30 minutes before cooking.
  • Heat clarified butter or oil on pan.
  • Add bay leaf, cloves and cumin seeds.
  • Add pepper and ginger garlic paste, mix well.
  • Add all the spices and mix well.
  • Add onion and mix it with the spices. Let it cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the potatoes and mix it well.
  • Add carrot and peas and mix well.
  • Add all the lentils and rice.
  • Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add water and stir slowly.
  • You can add milk to make it more creamy.
  • Increase the measure of spices if you want it more spicy.
  • Cook till 3 whistles if you are cooking in a pressure cooker.
  • If you are using a pan then cook for 15 minutes.
  • After it is done, pour a spoon of clarified butter.
  • Garnish it with cilantro and serve hot.
  • You can eat it with pickle.

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    • dipsmi profile image

      dipsmi 6 years ago from Plymouth, Minnisota

      thanks Ruchira :)

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      Khichdi is my favorite comfort food with curd.

      Thanks for sharing your recipe. Cheers!

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      dipsmi 6 years ago from Plymouth, Minnisota

      dear Piac, this recipe is almost like the bangla khichdi. Since my husband does not like vegetables in it that why i didnt mention it. I think the best khichdi is the "bhog" during the pujas.

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      PiaC 6 years ago from Oakland, CA

      Khichri is one of my favorite comfort foods in the whole world! But the Bengali khichri (or Khichri) is quite different - it has a soupy consistency and has a lot of vegetables in it! This looks lovely, I'll try it soon!