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Lentil Rice (Khichdi) Recipe

Updated on October 23, 2012

There is nothing better than a Lentil Rice which is also known as Khichdi when you are unwell or during a rainy day. It is also an easy food to make when you want to eat light or when you do not want to bother with making side dishes. However, though lentil rice is a food which can be made easily it is also highly nutritious. Check out how to prepare lentil rice.

Lentil Rice Recipe - Ingredients and Preparation Method
Lentil Rice Recipe - Ingredients and Preparation Method

How to prepare Lentil Rice - Ingredients and Preparation

Given below are the Ingredients and Preparation Method of Lentil Rice or Khichdi

Ingredients for Lentil Rice

  • 1 cup rice  
  • ½ cup red lentils 
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced 
  • Chopped vegetables (carrot, green peas, potatoes) 
  • 1″ cinnamon sticks 
  • ¼ tsp cloves 
  • ¼ tsp cardamoms  
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds  
  • 1 bay leaf 
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder 
  • Chopped coriander leaves 
  • 2 chillies slit into half 
  • 4 cups of water 
  • 1 tbsp oil 
  • Salt to taste 
  • Ghee (optional) 
  • Chopped Tomatoes (optional)

Method of Preparation of Lentil Rice

Wash the rice and lentils thoroughly and keep aside. Heat oil in a Kadai and add cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and bay leaf. After a minute or so add cumin seeds and allow it to sizzle. Now add onion and fry till it turns brown. Add vegetables and chilies along with turmeric to it. Now add rice, lentils and salt by mixing evenly. After 2-3 minutes add water, lower the flame and cook. You may add more water while cooking if you want a running consistency.  When the khichdi is ready add chopped coriander leaves to it and remove from flame. Serve hot with Papad and pickle in a bowl.

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    trish1048 7 years ago

    I'm a big fan of lentils, and this sounds wonderful. I am bookmarking this hub.

    Thanks for sharing :)