Buckwheat and Sprouts Khichdi

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Buckwheat and Sprouts Khichdi, is light on the stomach, yet filling and nourishing. The aroma of this khichdi is irresistible, as it has been cooked with an appropriate selection of spices.

Moong dal and sprouts are a good source of protein, making this a very healthy and wholesome choice for pregnant women. Buckwheat is commonly called as kutto or kutti no daro – in case you have any trouble making your local grocer understand!

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Buckwheat and Sprouts Khichdi recipe - How to make Buckwheat and Sprouts Khichdi

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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3/4 cup buckwheat (kuttu or kutti no daro) , washed and drained
3/4 cup mixed sprouts (chana , moong and matki)
1/2 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram) , washed and drained
1 tsp oil
2 cloves (laung / lavang)
2 black peppercorns (kalimirch)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
salt to taste

For Serving
fresh curd
  1. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker and add the cloves, peppercorns and cumin seeds.
  2. When the cumin seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  3. Add the buckwheat and yellow moong dal and sauté on a slow flame for a few more seconds.
  4. Add the mixed sprouts, turmeric powder, salt and 4 cups of water, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  5. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  6. Serve immediately with fresh curds.

Nutrient values Per serving
Energy 223 kcal
Protein 10.3 gm
Carbohydrate 39.5 gm
Fat 2.6 gm
Fibre 5.7 gm
Vitamin A 28.7 mcg
Calcium 47.0 mg
Iron 6.7 mg
Folic Acid 33.2 mcg

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Buckwheat and Sprouts Khichdi
 on 22 Jul 15 09:04 AM

As a vegetarian I am always looking for recipes with protein- this one is a complete meal by itself! The proportions are perfect...delicious with curd. Thank you
Buckwheat and Sprouts Khichdi ( Protein Rich Recipes )
 on 18 Feb 15 02:48 PM

I loved this protein rich recipe made with a combo of buckwheat, moong dal and sprouts.. Recipe is quick too as there is no soaking involved.