How to make Khichuri - A khichdi with vegetables, moong dal and rice.

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Main Ingredients : Rice (चावल), Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal) (मूंगदाल धुली)

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

Khichuri Recipe Card


Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

For more recipes related to Khichuri checkout Tariwala Chiwda, Punjabi Kadhi with Rice Balls. You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Chana Dal Laal Saag, Urad Dal Kofta In Spinach Gravy, Ambat Batata, Gujiya Curry.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Khichuri Recipe

  • Rice 1 cup

  • Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal) 1/2 cup

  • Cauliflower cut into florets 1/4 medium

  • Carrot cut into 1 inch pieces 1 medium

  • French beans cut into 1 inch pieces 5-6

  • Potato quartered 1 medium

  • Ghee 2 teaspoon

  • Bay leaf 1

  • Green chillies slit 3-4

  • Tomato quartered 1 large

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar large pinch


Step 1

Dry roast moong dal in a kadai till fragrant. Soak rice in two cups of water for half an hour and drain.

Step 2

Heat ghee in a thick-bottomed pan and add bay leaf. Add green chillies and vegetables. Stir-fry for a minute or so. Add tomato, turmeric powder, rice and dal.

Step 3

Add four cups of water. Stir and bring to a boil. Add salt and sugar. Cook, covered, till rice is done. Mix well. Serve hot.