How to make Chicken Khichdi -

Taste of an all time comfort food khichdi gets enhanced with chicken – just too delicious

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Boneless chicken (हड्डी रहित चिकन), Short grain rice (ambe mohar)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

Chicken Khichdi

Chicken Khichdi Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Chicken Khichdi Recipe

  • Boneless chicken cut into small cubes 150 grams

  • Short grain rice (ambe mohar) soaked for ½ hour and drained 3/4 cup

  • Split skinless green gram (dhuli moong dal) soaked for ½ hour and drained 1/2 cup

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Bay leaf 1

  • Green cardamoms 1-2

  • Black cardamom 1

  • Dried red chilli 1

  • Large onion chopped 1

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Tata Sampann chicken masala 1/2 tablespoon

  • Small tomatoes chopped 2

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Green chillies chopped 1-2

  • Lemon juice 2 teaspoons

  • Ghee to serve

  • Onion rings to serve

  • Lemon wedges to serve

  • Fresh coriander sprig for garnish

  • Papads to serve


Step 1

Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add cumin seeds, bay leaf, green cardamoms, black cardamom, broken dried red chilli and onion, mix well and sauté till the onion turns light golden brown.

Step 2

Add ginger-garlic paste, mix well and saute for 1 minute. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and chicken masala, mix well and saute for 1 minute.

Step 3

Add tomatoes, salt, coriander leaves and green chillies and mix well. Cover and cook till the tomatoes turn pulpy.

Step 4

Add rice, split green gram and chicken pieces, mix well and sauté on high heat for 1-2 minutes. Add 4 cups water and mix well.

Step 5

Add lemon juice and mix, fit the lid on and cook till 3-4 whistles are released. Allow the pressure to settle completely.

Step 6

Transfer to a serving plate, put a dollop of ghee on top, garnish with onion rings, lemon wedge and coriander sprig and serve immediately with papad.

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