Khichdi(Mixture of rice and lentils)

Khichdi means mish mash or imply mixture.Its considered as India's comfort food.It is a light and nutritiuous food for babies to sick patients and also to aged people.This is my contribution for Nupur'sRCI -Maharastrian cuisine.My mom's place used to say moogacha khichdi,because she uses moong dhal,even we can add other lentils too.


  • Rice-1 cup

  • Green gram dhal(split)/Moong dhal-1/2 cup

  • Onion-1 big

  • Green chillies -3 or 4

  • Curry leaves

  • Black pepper

  • Turmeric powder-1/2tsp

  • Salt

  • Cumin seeds

  • Cashew nut

  • Ginger

  • Water-5 cups


Wash rice and dhal and keep aside for 10 minutes.

Mean while,heat a kadai with little oil,add cuminseeds, ginger,peppercorn,green chillies,curry leaves and cut onions.

Saute for a minute ,add turmeric powder ,water leave them to boil and rice and dhal to the mixture ,stir fry for a couple of minutes and add salt to taste.

Bring to boil till its mushy.Serve it hot with Kadhi(spiced yoghurt with chickpea flour)and with some papad or with loancha(pickle)

If you can have a cooker then do it directly on the cooker and turn off after 4 to 5 whistle.You can add more vegetables what you have in your pantry.

As typical maharastrian plate I served with Kadhi and dahi mirchi.

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