How to make Sweet Khichdi -

A typical saraswat sweet made usually during the month of Shravan.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Broken wheat (dalia/lapsi) (दलिया/ लापसी), Split Bengal gram (chana dal) (चने की दाल)

Cuisine : Karnataka

Course : Mithais

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Sweet Khichdi

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Karnataka cuisine comprises of many vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes that are full of flavour and taste. It is one of the oldest surviving cuisines and its origins can be traced back to the Iron Age. 
The varieties in Karnataka cuisine have influenced the neighbouring states like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Maharashtra. The cuisine also reflects influences from these four neighbouring states on its food habits. 
Being a coastal state, coconut is grown in abundance. Needless to say coconut in its various forms like oil, milk, fresh and dried coconut is put to excellent use in its cuisine.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Sweet Khichdi Recipe

  • Broken wheat (dalia/lapsi) soaked 2 cups

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) soaked 1½ cups

  • Sugar 2 cups

  • Cashewnuts ¼ cup + for garnishing

  • Raisins ¼ cup + for garnishing

  • Fresh coconut ½ cup + for garnishing

  • Green cardamom powder ½ teaspoon

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Put wheat and Bengal gram in a pressure cooker, add 7 cups water and cook under pressure till 1 whistle. Reduce heat and cook for 7-8 minutes.

Step 2

To prepare sugar syrup, heat sugar in a deep non-stick pan. Add 1 cup water, mix and cook till the syrup reaches one string consistency.

Step 3

Add broken wheat-Bengal gram mixture and mix well. Add cashewnuts and raisins, mix, cover and cook on low heat for 5-6 minutes.

Step 4

Add coconut, cardamom powder and ghee and mix well.

Step 5

Serve hot garnished with coconut, cashewnuts and raisins.

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