Recipe: High protein khichdi

Alpa Momaya

May 20, 2022

High protein khichdi

Khichdi is synonymous with "comfort meal" in Indian households. It is a simple dish that is filling, delicious, and combines both nutrition and taste. If you're on a diet and in need of something hearty, khichdi is usually a wise choice. Feeling hungry already? Consider trying this high-protein khichdi recipe if you are loking for something simple, yet filling and nutritious.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Calories 151 kcal


  • 1/2 cup Quinoa
  • 1/2 cup Moong Dal
  • 2 tbsp Green Peas
  • 10 cubes Paneer
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 1 Carrot, chopped
  • 1/4 bowl Pumpkin
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper, chopped
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 1 stick Cinnamon
  • A pinch of Asafoetida


  • In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, bring water to a boil. Now, add the beans, powerboil them for a minute. Then drain and set them aside.
  • Take a pressure cooker and add water to it. Add quinoa and moong dal and cook it for 15-20 minutes over medium heat, till they are properly cooked.
  • Then, in a kadhai, add some ghee.
  • Now, combine cumin seeds, cinnamon stick, asafoetida, and ginger garlic to the ghee, cook till the raw smell of the garlic disappears.
  • Add the chopped onions, carrot, pumpkin and green bell peppers stirring frequently, till they are half done.
  • Then simply add the paneer cubes into the kadhai and saute for 2 mins
  • Now add the salt and pepper, as per your taste.
  • Finally, add the quinoa and moong dal and stir continuously till completely combined.
  • Add some water to the khichdi and cook for two minutes.
  • Serve the khichdi with curd and pickle.
Keyword kichdi, protein

About the Author

As the holder of a Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics from the University of Mumbai, Alpa Momaya has always understood the value of good nutrition in an individual's life. She is a Registered Nutritional Practitioner (Canada) with over 15 years of experience in the field. Specializing in Clinical Nutrition, Pre & Post Natal Diets, and Weight Management, Alpa found her calling as a Sr. Nutritionist with HealthifyMe. Alpa's love for cooking and good nutrition has seen her contribute several recipes to the HealthifyMe database over the years. Additionally, she takes a keen interest in reading and painting.

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