How to make Cheesy Hari Bhari Khichdi -

Cheese gives this green khichdi a great flavour and a rich taste.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Processed cheese (प्रोसेस्ड चीज़), Green peas (हरे मटर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

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Cheesy Hari Bhari Khichdi

Cheesy Hari Bhari Khichdi Recipe Card


Ever wondered why the phrase “say cheese” is used just before a photograph is clicked? Simply because ‘cheese’ makes one smile! Not only the word but cheese as a food makes a lot of palates happy. It is an inexpensive, versatile and nourishing food. We have our very own Indian version as well as the ones made from soy milk that are even healthier. Whichever form, this is one food that is loved by one and all!

Prep Time : 7-8 hour

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Cheesy Hari Bhari Khichdi Recipe

  • Processed cheese grated, ¼ cup + for sprinkling

  • Green peas ¼ cup

  • Green gram (sabut moong) soaked overnight, drained ½ cup

  • Spinach puree ½ cup

  • Spring onion greens finely chopped 1-2 stalks

  • Rice soaked for 15-20 minutes, drained 1½ cup

  • Ghee 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Spring onion bulbs finely chopped 2-3

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Heat ghee in a pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds and garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Add spring onion bulbs and sauté for 1 minute.

Step 2

Add green peas and green gram and mix. Add salt, rice and 3 cups water, cover and pressure cook till 5-6 whistles.

Step 3

Add spinach puree and spring onion greens, mix and cook for 1 minute. Add ½ cup water, mix and cook for 2 minutes. Add cheese, mix and cook for 1 minute.

Step 4

Serve hot garnished with some grated cheese.

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Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.