February 18, 2016

Vegetable Khichidi - A tasty and healthy food

Vegetable Khichdi is healthy and nutritious food from Indian cuisine. It is easy to learn and simple to cook. When you don't have much time to prepare complete meals, then Khichdi is great option. I usually make this Khichdi with Rice, Moongdal,mixed Vegetables and ghee.Today I just used three vegetables like carrot,potato,capsicum.But if you want to make it much healthier, you can add more vegetables. Let us see the main ingredients and procedure to make healthy and yummy vegetable khichdi.

Main Ingredients :
Rice                                       :                1 cup
Moong dal /Pesarapappu       :                 1/4 cup
Ghee                                       :                2 spoons
Onion                                     :                1 medium sized
Potatoes                                  :                2 medium sized
Carrot                                     :                2 medium sized
Capsicum                               :                 1
Ginger -Garlic paste              :                   1/2 tea spoon
Curry leaves                           :                  few
Coriander leaves                     :                  2 spoons (chopped)
Shajeera                                  :                   1/4 tea spoon
Water                                      :                    2cups 

Procedure :
Step 1 :
Wash and soak rice and moong dal for 30minutes. Finely chop mix vegetables,keep it ready.

Step 2:
Heat ghee in a pan(i used pressure cooker pan) on medium flame, add shajeera, clove,cinnamon stick,cardamom.Saute it for 30seconds.

Step 3 :
Add finely chopped onion and saute until it turns light brown,then add ginger - garlic paste and saute for few more minutes.

Step 4 :
Add finely chopped mix vegetables one by one and saute for 3minutes.

Step 5 :
Add soaked rice, moongdal,turmeric powder and salt.Mix well and saute for 2-3 minutes.

Step 6:
I usually take 1:2 ratio of rice and water. Now add 2cups of water,close the pressure cooker lid and pressure cook for 3 whistles. One whistle on high flame and 2 whistles on medium flame.

Step 7 :
Once the pressure subsides, open the lid and mix gently.Now garnish it with fresh finely chopped coriander leaves

Serving Ideas :
I usually serve this Vegetable Khichdi with onion/cucumber raitha or with Dum Aloo Curry.


  1. This looks delicious. This is my favorite comfort food. Healthy and tasty combination.

    1. Thanks Veg Indian Cooking for sharing your feedback


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