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khichdi rice



Khichdi Rice is a comfort food that is popular across India and in Indian communities around the world. It is a one-pot dish made of rice and lentils, and is often cooked with various spices and vegetables. Known for its soothing and wholesome qualities, Khichdi is served with yogurt, pickle, papad, or a side of roasted veggies. It is an immensely versatile dish, as it can be prepared with any kind of lentil, be it moong, masoor or tuar.

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1 cup

lentils (moong daal)

1/2 cup

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

onion, finely chopped


green chillies, slit


ghee (clarified butter)

1 tablespoon

Salt to taste


4 cups



Step 1:

Wash the rice and lentils thoroughly and soak them in water for about 15 minutes.

Step 2:

In a pressure cooker, heat the ghee and add the chopped onions and green chillies. Saute until the onions become translucent.

Step 3:

Drain the rice and lentils and add them to the cooker. Add turmeric powder and salt, and mix well.

Step 4:

Add 4 cups of water and close the pressure cooker.

Step 5:

Cook on a medium flame for about 15 minutes, or until 4-5 whistles are released.

Step 6:

Let the pressure release naturally before opening the cooker.

Step 7:

Serve the Khichdi hot with a dollop of ghee, yogurt, pickle, or papad.

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