Panch Dhan Khichdi
by Tarla Dalal
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Panch Dhan Khichdi features an extremely appetising mixture of rice with five kinds of dals that provide the expectant mother with essential vitamins B1 and Vitamin B3. Loaded with ample fibre, this Panch Dhan Khichdi is also quite filling.
Common ingredients and spice powders, which will be available in every kitchen, provide the Panch Dhan Khichdi an irresistible flavour.
Once you have soaked the dals and beans, this homely Panch Dhan Khichdi is also very easy and convenient to make, so you can whip up a sumptuous meal even when you are tired and not feeling up to spending too much time in the kitchen.
We serve Panch Dhan Khichdi with a bowl of homemade curds and this makes a perfect one meal dinner recipe.
Aside from Panch Dhan Khichdi we suggest you look at our collection of 100 khichdi recipes to always have an option for a comfort and satiating meal.
Enjoy how to make Panch Dhan Khichdi recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.
- To make panch dhan khichdi, heat the oil in a pressure cooker, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
- Add the prepared paste, garam masala, chilli powder, coriander-cumin seeds powder, turmeric powder, salt and ¼ cup water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
- Add all the pulses, rice and 4 cups water, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
- Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
- Garnish the panch dhan khichdi with coriander and serve hot with fresh curds.
Panch Dhan Khichdi (Pregnancy Recipe) Video of Tarla Dalal
Panch Dhan Khichdi recipe with step by step photos
Khichdi is a staple food in our country. Generally, it is made with a combination of rice and lentils. You can substitute/mix and match to form a myriad of khichdi recipes using various dals, grains, pulses etc. The health quotient can be improved with the addition of vegetables and use of healthy grains like jowar, bajra, wheat etc. Khichdi is commonly known as sick man’s food because of it’s simple yet strength giving effect. Lehsun ki chutney, freshly chopped onions, papad, pickles, curd and kadhi are some popular accompaniments served with a khichdi. Below are some other healthy khichdi recipes :
To make a fresh masala paste for the Panch Dhan Khichdi, in a mixer jar, add freshly grated coconut. You can keep the skin intact for extra fibre.
Add 2 tsp of ginger-garlic paste. If you don’t have the paste ready, add 2-3 cloves of garlic and half an inch of ginger.
Add roughly chopped green chillies.
Pour ¼ cup of water.
Grind everything to make a smooth paste and keep aside.
To make the Panch Dhan Khichdi, pick and clean moong (whole green gram), masoor (whole red lentil), matki (moath beans), rajma (kidney beans) and kabuli chana. Measure and put them in individual bowls.
Rinse them with water.
Submerge in enough water and soak them for 8 hours.
After 8 hours, drain them and keep aside.
Incase of the long grained rice, there is no need to soak for hours but, if you remember like half an hour prior then you put in that extra effort. To make the Panch Dhan Khichdi, clean and wash the basmati rice.
Drain and keep aside.
For making the Panch Dhan Khichdi, heat the oil in a pressure cooker. You can also use ghee for the tempering of the five grain khichdi. Traditionally, khichdis were made in clay pots or brass handi and slow cooked for a long duration.
Once the oil is hot, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
Add the prepared paste. It enhances the flavour of Panch Dhan Khichdi.
Add the garam masala. I have used homemade garam masala powder.
Add the chilli powder. To be adjusted as per your liking.
Add the coriander-cumin seeds powder.
Add the turmeric powder.
Add salt and ¼ cup water.
Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
Add all the pulses. To make the Panchdhan Khichdi more nutritious, you can toss in some chopped vegetables.
Add the rice. Brown rice, daliya, oats and buckwheat are some healthy alternatives.
Add 4 cups water. Preferably use hot water to speed up the cooking process of the panch dhan khichdi.
Mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles. Depending upon your pressure cooker type and the consistency you prefer, you can pressure cook the Panch Dhan Khichdi for longer duration.
Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
Garnish with coriander.
Serve the Panch Dhan Khichdi hot with fresh curds.
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