How to make Khichda-SK Khazana -

A complete by itself this khichda is a perfect comfort food

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Whole wheat (gehun), Split Bengal gram (chana dal) (चने की दाल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Mutton


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Khichda-SK Khazana

Khichda-SK Khazana 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 : 10-15 hour

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Khichda-SK Khazana Recipe

  • Whole wheat (gehun) soaked for 12-15 hours and drained 1 cup

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) soaked for 1 hour and drained 1/4 cup

  • Split skinless green gram (dhuli moong dal) soaked for 1 hour and drained 1/4 cup

  • Split red lentils (masoor dal) soaked for 1 hour and drained 1 cup

  • Split pigeon peas (tuvar dal) soaked for 1 hour and drained 1 cup

  • Boneless mutton cut into 1 inch cubes 500 grams

  • Ghee 1/2 cup + tablespoon

  • Green chillies slit 4

  • Medium onions sliced 2

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 tablespoon

  • Coriander powder 1 tablespoon

  • Roasted cumin powder 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Fried onions 1/2 cup _ for garnish

  • Garam masala powder 1 tablespoon

  • Milk 3-4 tablespoons

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Lemon wedges for garnish

  • Fresh coriander sprig for garnish


Step 1

Heat ½ cup ghee in a pressure cooker. Add green chillies, onions and ginger-garlic paste, mix well and sauté till onions are lightly browned.

Step 2

Add mutton pieces and mix. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and salt and mix well.

Step 3

Add whole wheat, Bengal gram, green gram and red lentils and mix well.

Step 4

Add fried onions, garam masala powder and 3 cups water and mix. Add 2 cups water and mix.

Step 5

Cover the cooker and cook under pressure on low heattill 3-4 whistles are given out or till the mutton is completely cooked.

Step 6

Open the lid when pressure reduces. Add milk and mix. Add coriander leaves and mix well.

Step 7

Garnish with some fried onions, lemon wedge and coriander sprig and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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