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 Best 13 Comforting and Satiating Indian Khichdi Recipes

  Last Updated : Aug 09,2020

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Best 13 Comforting and Satiating Indian Khichdi Recipes

After a long and tiring day when your bones are almost giving away, after a deadly fever that has left you like a rag, or on a cold winter’s day that freezes your spine, what could rescue you but a bowl of khichdi! The humble khichdi is perhaps the homeliest dish one can think of. Comforting and satiating, it takes care of your tummy and spirits.

However, one complaint most people have against this wonderful dish is that it often turns out to be monotonous. That is because a lot of people are unaware of the versatility of this sumptuous rice dish, and keep preparing the same old khichdi recipe over and over again. Try our latest khichdi recipes, and you will be amazed by how exciting the seemingly humble khichdi can actually be!

1. The most common and basic khichdi is a Moong Dal Khichdi. From the land of west India, this is a very soothing khichdi, especially when served with a bowl of hot Gujarati Kadhi. It is one of the homliest meal.

 Moong Dal Khichdi, Gujarati RecipeMoong Dal Khichdi, Gujarati Recipe 

2. What’s famous in North of India is Palak Khichdi. The combination of rice and yellow moong dal remains the same. However, the khichdi is made in a different way. It is tempered with cumin seeds and whole spices like cinnamon, clove, cardamom and curry leaves. Flavoured by sautéing onions, tomatoes, garlic and ginger paste. Finally the how bowl of khichdi is served with a bowl of dahi and papad.

Palak KhichdiPalak Khichdi

3. Panch Dhan Khichdi is a healthy traditional recipe from the land of Gujarat. Our ancestors use to make this as a healthy one dish meal for dinner. With new culinary trends setting in, it has been made more flavourful by the addition of a coconut, chilli, ginger and garlic paste. Do try it out!

Panch Dhan Khichdi

Panch Dhan Khichdi

4. Khichdis like Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi and many more can be magical one-pot meals, loaded with energy, nutrients and exciting flavours. With the rice and dal, you can toss in myriad other ingredients including veggies and masalas, to transform this easy dish into a memorable meal. 

Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea KhichdiBajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi

5. Toovar Dal ni Khichdi is yet another delicacy enjoyed by Gujaratis. This has a very different texture. It is not as smooth as most khichdis. Instead it is grains of rice and dal almost separate. Curd and pickle are best accompaniments to this Comforting and Satiating Indian Khichdi.

Toovar Dal Ni Khichdi, Gujarati Recipe

Toovar Dal Ni Khichdi, Gujarati Recipe

6. There is a khichdi in our storehouse for fasting days too! Try the Sweet Potato Khichdi. With all the ingredients allowed during fasting, this simple Indian khichdi tops the list of fasting recipes. You can make it as much spicy as you wish.

Sweet Potato Khichdi, Vrat, Upvas

Sweet Potato Khichdi, Vrat, Upvas

7. As a healthy variation of this comfort food, you can indulge into Oats Khichdi. No rice at all. Oats and moong dal combine beautifully with very few spices in this khichdi. Serve it with Moong Sprouts Dapka Kadhi to square up your meal.

Oats Khichdi
Oats Khichdi

8. You should definitely not miss out on this Rajasthani style – Bajra Khichdi. Cook up your favourite khichdi, top it with a dollop of ghee, and enjoy it piping hot with a cup of  kadhi, a crisp papad and perhaps a tangy kachumber too.

Bajra and Moong Dal Khichdi

Bajra and Moong Dal Khichdi

9. Fresh corn can also have a twist in the form of khichdi. This Makai ni Khichdi is a very simple, sumptuous and tasty enough to resist. Even kids are sure to enjoy this sweet and lightly spicy khichdi.

10. Another grain broken wheat replaces rice to make the famous Fada ni Khichdi. It is a spice treat for all those who enjoy spicy food. The spiciness is not only due to the chilli powder, but also because of the addition of pav bhaji masala. With a bowl of curd, you it’s one of the tastiest khichdi you must have ever tasted.

Fada Ni KhichdiFada Ni Khichdi

11. Looking for an Indian khichdi with brown rice? We won’t despair you. Made perfectly in a pressure cooker, Healthy Brown Rice Khichdi is very easy to make. This khichdi needs no accompaniment at all. It is bursting with flavours by itself.

Brown Rice Khichdi, Healthy Lentil Brown Rice Khichadi

Brown Rice Khichdi, Healthy Lentil Brown Rice Khichadi

12. Whole jowar too can be used to make a khichdi. Jowar and Moong Dal Khichdi is super healthy and brimming with iron and protein. Both the nutrients are required to maintain cell health. It gives you enough energy and will surely keep you satiated till next meal.

13. Why only Moong Dal based Khichdi? Explore other dals too. Here’s an interesting Masoor Dal and Palak Khichdi. The potato cubes in this rice delicaylends a good motuh-feel. Serve it with Onion Tomato Raita. It is the quickest and easiest raita to make in 10 minutes.

Masoor Dal and Palak Khichdi

Masoor Dal and Palak Khichdi

best 13 comforting satiating indian khichdi recipes

 by Tarla Dalal
Khichdi is one of the homeliest of dishes, which revives and comforts you after a tough day! It is easy and quick to make, yet satiating, nutritious and tasty too, which is probably what makes it popular with almost everybody. Whole Wheat and Vegetable Khichdi is a dish that is ideal for those with diabetes and high cholesterol, as rice has been replaced with whole wheat. This khichdi, spiced with a mixture of Indian spices, tastes best when served hot with a bowl of curds.
 by Tarla Dalal
palak khichdi | palak dal khichdi | how to make palak khichdi | with 35 amazing images Tiring day at office and looking for a quick and easy dish to make for dinner? Palak Khichdi is an ideal one-dish meal for such a day. It is healthy and stomach filling too. It is an alternative to boring normal khichdi and is protein packed, also makes a balanced meal. Although the list of ingredients to make palak dal khichdi seems long, you will find that they are all common, everyday ingredients that you are sure to find in your Indian kitchen. It is also a good way to add spinach to the diet as spinach is rich in calcium which strengthens your bones and vitamin A and Vitamin C. We have used pureed spinach leaves, some people also prefer chopped spinach leaves. You can do that according to your preference. We have segregated the process of making the palak khichdi in 4 steps. First is the preparation that includes washing, soaking, draining of rice and dal which is again a healthy combination. Also includes, pureeing of spinach. The second step is the process to make palak dal khichdi. Soaked rice and dal are drained and transferred to a pressure cooker, turmeric powder and salt are added and it is pressure cooked. The third step is making the palak dal khichdi, the process is started by tempering of ghee. Ginger and garlic paste is added for taste, I believe it gives an amazing taste to the palak khichdi. Onion, tomatoes and palak puree is added and cooked, Indian spices like red chilli powder and garam masala are added and the prepared rice and dal khichdi is added and cooked. The final step is the tadka which enhances the taste of the palak khichdi and makes it more flavorful. I usually make it at home once a week for a one meal dinner and when my children make a fuss about it, I simply add paneer to the dish and they hog it off without a complaint. Every household has their version of making spinach khichdi but do try our’s, we bet you’ll love it. Enjoy palak khichdi | palak dal khichdi | how to make palak khichdi | detailed step by step photos and video.
 by Tarla Dalal
vegetable panchmel khichdi recipe | mixed dal and vegetable khichdi | lentil vegetable khichdi | with 24 amazing images. This nutritious Vegetable Panchmel Khichdi is made of 4 dals and rice pressure cooked with a generous helping of crunchy vegetables, tomatoes and spice powders. Mildly spiced Panchmel khichdi which can be had as a one dish meal . Cooking the khichdi in a pressure cooker makes this a quick and easy recipe to make. Veg Panchmel Khichdi goes well with curd or a glass of buttermilk or mint chaas. Some prefer to have a kadhi with the Panchmel Khichdi and some mango pickle on the side. Fussy kids who don’t eat vegetables, this Vegetable Panchmel Khichdi is a heavenly solution for moms. There is a generous amount of vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower, onions, potatoes and green peas which your child will get from this Khichdi. Enjoy how to make vegetable panchmel khichdi recipe | mixed dal and vegetable khichdi | lentil vegetable khichdi | with detailed step by step photos and video below.
bajra whole moong and green pea khichdi recipe | whole moong bajra and green pea khichdi | healthy green pea bajra and whole moong khichdi | with 20 amazing images. Watching weight or on a diet or want to eat something supremely nutritious or healthy? We have got a perfect one pot meal recipe for you that is bajra whole monng and green pea khichdi. Think comfort food, and khichdi is the first option that comes to mind. Easy to make, a one pot dish dinner, and a one dish meal, the khichdi is the epitome of convenience. Breakfast, brunch, supper or dinner, if you want a simple meal in a hurry, look no further than the humble healthy green pea bajra and whole moong khichdi. The procedure for making bajra whole moong and green pea khichdi is very simple, all you need to do is soak moong dal and bajra for 5 hours. Bajra is a little difficult to digest and you can’t add the whole bajra directly in the khichdi as it takes longer time to cook. The outer husk which has a slight bitter taste needs to be removed so it is necessary to soak bajra before using. Further, once they are soaked drain them well. Next, to make moong dal, bajra and green pea khichdi, transfer the soaked bajra and moong dal in a pressure cooker, add green peas, enough water and pressure cook until 5 whistles. Furthermore, for the tempering take ghee in a deep kadai or a non stick pan, add cumin seeds, asafoetida, onions and tomatoes. Next to enhance the taste of our nutritious khichdi add ginger garlic and green chilli paste. Add Indian spices like turmeric powder and red chilli powder and cook well. Mash well with back of the spoon or a potato masher, add the cooked bajra, whole moong and green peas, add water to adjust the consistency cook well and our khichdi is ready!! You can serve bajra whole moong and green pea khichdi with kadhi or you can relish it with curd. Usually bajra khichdi is served with ghee and jaggery. I make this diabetic friendly khichdi for my father in law who is a diabetic and side by side also for whole family as this low calorie khichdi is also and a good way to eat healthy. I had learnt about this bajra whole moong and green pea khichdi from my mother, she would make it when I was conceiving. Perfect to have for pregnancy first trimester food or as a pregnancy friendly khichdi. I personally love the taste of this healthy green pea bajra and whole moong khichdi as it’s a melt in your mouth and supremely delicious. Enjoy bajra whole moong and green pea khichdi recipe | whole moong bajra and green pea khichdi | healthy green pea bajra and whole moong khichdi | with detailed step by step recipe photos and video.
 by Tarla Dalal
Khichdi is a wonderful, versatile Indian food. It is satiating and easy to prepare, and fits perfectly into any meal, be it lunch or dinner. It also lends itself to a lot of innovation, and you can come up with varied versions with unique combinations of dals, veggies and spices. Masoor Dal and Palak Khichdi is a very wholesome recipe, which includes healthy spinach and energy-giving potatoes along with simple spices. Indeed, it is fit to be called a meal in a bowl!
 by Tarla Dalal
This khichdi, which innovatively combines bajra, zucchini and colourful capsicum, looks and tastes good! Bajra is highly alkaline, which makes it very effective against acidity. The Zucchini Bajra Khichdi also goes easy on the spices and oil, making it all the more friendly to a sensitive stomach. Best of all, the crunchy vegetables and green chilli paste added to the khichdi impart a balanced flavour and rich aroma to the khichdi, so it can be had all by itself or with a simple accompaniment of curd or kadhi. All this makes the Zucchini Bajra Khichdi a convenient One Dish Meals for those suffering from acidity, safe to have even at night.
 by Tarla Dalal
green moong dal khichdi recipe | moong dal and rice khichdi | hari moong dal khichdi | with 25 amazing images. Sometimes we yearn for the soothing comfort of homemade khichdi, but also feel like having something spicier. When in two minds, go for the Spicy Green Moong Dal Khichdi. Made of rice and wholesome green moong dal, this flavourful moong dal and rice khichdi gets its punch from sautéed onion and garlic, along with a traditional tempering of spices and spice powders. Moong dal khichdi is a easy and quick dish to make, even an amateur cook cannot go wrong with it. This recipe is a variation to the normal moong khichdi which is flavourful and spicy. I bet, if you aren’t a khichdi fan after trying this recipe you will definitely be one. The procedure to make hari moong dal khichdi is combine the rice and green moong dal in enough hot water and soak for 2 hours and drain. Combine the rice and green moong dal, salt and 3 cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside. Heat the oil in a deep kadhai and add the mustard seeds, urad dal and asafoetida. When the mustard seeds crackle, add the garlic and onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander-cumin seeds powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 1 minute. Add the cooked rice-moong dal mixture, coriander, a little salt and ½ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally. If preparing in winter and you feel like adding more warmth and flavours in the spicy moong dal khichdi then toss in some whole spices like cinnamon, bay leaf, cloves and cardamom in the tempering. Other veggies like peas, carrots, tomatoes can also be added to make nutritious spicy moong dal khichdi. I make this khichdi for my family when I have a long and tiring day as it is a comfort food and also is tummy filling. Think comfort food, and khichdi is the first option that comes to mind. Easy to make, a one pot dish dinner, and a one-dish meal , the green moong dal khichdi is the epitome of convenience. Breakfast, brunch, supper or dinner, if you want a simple meal in a hurry, look no further than the humble hari moong dal khichdi. moong dal and rice khichdi is an anytime, anywhere dish. When you are in a good mood and want to make something that reminds you of mom’s cooking. When you are depressed and need a pick-me-up. When you are in a hurry but want to eat something nourishing. When you have abused your stomach at a party and want to comfort it the next day, see our comfort food khichdi collection. When you are an amateur but want to make something that will warm your loved ones’ hearts Serve green moong dal khichdi | moong dal and rice khichdi | hari moong dal khichdi | immediately with Kadhi. Drizzling with a spoonful of ghee and mixing it well elevates the flavour of spicy moong dal khichdi fourfold.
 by Tarla Dalal
Sumptuous khichdi gets an exciting double-twist in this recipe. With the addition of spices, garlic and coconut, the khichdi itself gets a little richer, but when served with a tongue-tickling curry sauce, it becomes nonpareil! The tomato-based sauce is prepared with a masala paste that features almost all the spices in your larder, along with poppy seeds and nuts, which gives it a rich texture as well. Although you can experience the combined flavours of all the ingredients in the Spicy Khichdi with Curry Sauce, the magical aroma of aniseeds stands out in a sharp yet irresistible way.
 by Tarla Dalal
barley khichdi recipe | jau khichdi | barely vegetable khichdi | healthy barley khichdi | with 20 amazing images. barley khichdi also known as jau khichdi is a great variation to the traditional Indian khichdi made of dal and rice. This barely vegetable khichdi is made mainly of barley and healthy mixed vegetables. Barley khichdi is easy to make a one pot dinner and a one dish meal. Lazy day? This is my go-to dish. Lunch, supper or dinner; if you want a simple meal in a hurry, look no further than a barley khichdi. This is the homeliest meal after a tiring day. Barely is cheap and easily available in India and you can add your own mix of healthy vegetables to this healthy barley khichdi. If you don’t want to add zucchini then just drop it. Use whatever vegetables are available at home. This jau khichdi is quick and easy to make. To make barley khichdi, firstly pressure cook barley and keep aside. Further, to temper take olive oil in a deep non stick pan. We have used olive oil but you can also use ghee or oil if you wish. Further add cumin seeds, onions and cook them. Further add vegetables like tomatoes, capsicum, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, zucchini and broccoli. Cook them, we have used exotic veggies but you can use regular vegetables if you don't have this vegetables available. Further, add green chilies to add spice and coriander for some freshness. We have not used any Indian spices in the recipe, the flavors are added and imparted in the dish by the exotic vegetables. Serve the barley khichdi hot with curd or kadhi on the side and enjoy this vibrant and colorful khichdi. See why this is a healthy barley khichdi? Made from barley and mixed vegetables with some omega-3 rich olive oil, this is a super antioxidant rich barely vegetable khichdi. Barley is diabetic and pregnancy friendly. A high fiber diet for years has been paired with reduced risk of heart disease. The fiber (2.73 g) from barley helps reduce blood cholesterol levels. This is a healthy khichdi for athletes. Enjoy barley khichdi recipe | jau khichdi | barely vegetable khichdi | healthy barley khichdi | with step by step photos and video below.
Delicious masala-stuffed vegetables, rice and dal are carefully cooked together in this one of a kind recipe. A great one dish meal, Toovar Dal and Mixed Vegetable Masala Khichdi when served with buttermilk, also makes a fabulous potluck lunch.
 by Tarla Dalal
Cooked rice and dal are layered with a special gravy made with bohri masala, and topped with deep-fried onions. The texture after baking and the confluence of flavours make the bohri khichdi an experience par excellence!
 by Tarla Dalal
Life can be tough without comforting khichdi to keep you company! One of the homeliest of meals, khichdi is satiating and soothing to the palate. Here’s an innovative twist, we have used fibre-rich barley to make this khichdi. A good replacement for rice, barley combines very well with moong dal and mild spices to create a comfort food that keeps you satiated for a long time due to its high fibre content. Apart from curbing cholesterol, barley also helps control weight gain. To this effect, we have also avoided ghee and used heart-friendly olive oil instead. Have this easy-to-make Barley and Moong Dal Khichdi with a bowl of low-fat curds, to make a light but wholesome One Dish Meals .
 by Tarla Dalal
This dish is cooked in a traditional Indian deep iron pan called "handi". It is believed that cooking in iron utensils increases the iron content of food, however rice is also naturally rich in iron, so you can be double sure that this recipe will boost your haemoglobin levels. Marinating the vegetables and rice in spices enhances the flavour of this dish, but ensure that you marinate it for at least 30 minutes for best results.
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