Sweet Khichdi

A typical saraswat sweet made usually during the month of Shravan. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Sweet Khichdi

Main Ingredients Broken wheat (dalia/lapsi), Split Bengal gram (chana dal)
Cuisine Karnataka
Course Mithais
Prep Time 26-30 minutes
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Sweet
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Sweet Khichdi

  • 2 cups Broken wheat (dalia/lapsi) , soaked
  • 1½ cups Split Bengal gram (chana dal) , soaked
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1/4 cup + for garnishing Cashewnuts
  • 1/4 cup + for garnishing Raisins
  • 1/2 cup + for garnishing Fresh coconut , scraped
  • ½ teaspoon Green cardamom powder
  • 2 tablespoons Ghee


  1. Put wheat and Bengal gram in a pressure cooker, add 7 cups water and cook under pressure till 1 whistle. Reduce heat and cook for 7-8 minutes.
  2. To prepare sugar syrup, heat sugar in a deep non-stick pan. Add 1 cup water, mix and cook till the syrup reaches one string consistency.
  3. Add broken wheat-Bengal gram mixture and mix well. Add cashewnuts and raisins, mix, cover and cook on low heat for 5-6 minutes.
  4. Add coconut, cardamom powder and ghee and mix well.
  5. Serve hot garnished with coconut, cashewnuts and raisins.