How to make Barley Mushroom Khichda -

This khichda is ideal for the vegetarians and what’s more it is healthy too.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Barley (जौ), Button mushrooms (बटन मशरूम)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

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Barley Mushroom Khichda

Barley Mushroom Khichda Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 8-10 hour

Cook time : 51-60 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Barley Mushroom Khichda Recipe

  • Barley soaked overnight ½ cup

  • Button mushrooms quartered 20-25

  • Shiitake mushrooms soaked in 1 cup water and quartered 10-12

  • Dalia soaked overnight 2 tablespoons

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) soaked overnight 2 tablespoons

  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) soaked overnight 2 tablespoons

  • Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal) soaked overnight 2 tablespoons

  • Split red lentil (masoor dal) soaked overnight 2 tablespoons

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cinnamon 1 inch

  • Green cardamoms 3-4

  • Cloves 3-4

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Onions chopped 2 medium

  • Garlic chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Ginger chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Green chillies slit 2-3

  • Tomato chopped 1 large

  • Red chilli powder 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin powder ½ tablespoon

  • Coriander powder ½ tablespoon

  • Turmeric powder ½ teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 2 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Fried onions ½ cup + for garnishing

  • Yogurt ½ cup

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped ½ cup

  • Fresh mint leaves finely chopped ¼ cup


Step 1

Drain and pressure cook barley, broken wheat, Bengal gram, pigeon peas, green gram and red lentils together with 2½ cups of water till the pressure is released for 3-4 times.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add cinnamon, cardamoms, cloves and cumin seeds and sauté for 1-2 minutes.

Step 3

Add onions, garlic, ginger and green chillies, mix and sauté for 2-3 minutes.

Step 4

Add button mushrooms and shiitake mushrooms and sauté till golden brown. Add tomato, mix and cook till it turns pulpy.

Step 5

Add chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and salt, mix well and cook for 4-5 minutes.

Step 6

Add the water in which mushrooms were soaked and cook for 5-6 minutes. Add fried onions and yogurt, mix and cook till the oil separates.

Step 7

Add the cooked barley-dal mixture and 1 cup water and mix well. Add salt, stir and cook on medium heat for 10-15 minutes. Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

Step 8

Add lemon juice and mix well.

Step 9

Garnish with fried onions, coriander leaves and mint leaves and serve hot.

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