How to make Achaari Khichdi -

The simple khichdi made special with the addition of pickle gravy.

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Rice (चावल), Green gram (sabut moong) (साबुत मूंग )

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Rice

Achaari Khichdi

Achaari Khichdi 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.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Achaari Khichdi Recipe

  • Rice soaked for 30 minutes and drained 1 cup

  • Green gram (sabut moong) soaked for 30 minutes and drained ½ cup

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) soaked for 30 minutes and drained ½ cup

  • Pickle masala gravy 2-3 tablespoons

  • Green chillies 2

  • Turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Ghee 1 tablespoon

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Put rice, split green gram, split Bengal gram, green chillies, turmeric powder and salt in a pressure cooker. Add 4-5 cups water, cover, place the cooker on heat and cook under pressure till 2 whistles.

Step 2

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan. Add asafoetida and cumin seeds and sauté for 30 seconds. Add cooked rice-gram mixture and mix well.

Step 3

Add pickle gravy and mix well. Switch off heat and garnish with coriander leaves.

Step 4

Serve hot.

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