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Khichdi recipe

This easy and delicious khichdi recipe is just what you need when short on time. It is so simple yet so delicious.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword khichdi, rice recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 339kcal
Author Fareeha


  • 2 cup rice
  • 1/2 cup green gram or moong dal
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 inch stick cinnamon
  • 3 cloves
  • 3 cardamom
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • handful of mint leaves
  • 4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon oil


  • Wash the rice and green gram, soak it for at-least 1 hour.
  • Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  • Add onion and green chillies, fry until golden brown.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and fry for another minute.
  • Add the cardamom, cinnamon, bayleaf, cloves.
  • Mix in turmeric and pour the water. Add the mint leaves.
  • Transfer the rice to rice cooker and cook till done or cook on high heat till the water evaporates. give it a stir and reduce the flame to low. Cover with lid and cook for further 10 minutes.
  • Your khichdi is ready. Serve with mint chutney and papad.


  • You can also add masoor dal or toor dal. 
  • Add more water for making it like a porridge consistency. 
  • You can also add vegetables to it.