Coming to my khichdi recipe, Khichdi is a South Asian preparation made from rice and lentils (dal). Khichri is commonly considered to be comfort food, and was the inspiration for the Anglo-Indian dish of kedgeree.

The dish is widely prepared in many Indian states like Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Bengal (where it is called Bengali: খিচুড়ী khichuri). Vegetables such as cauliflower, potato, and green peas are commonly added. A popular variant in coastal Maharashtra is made with prawns.

I made typical Gujarati style Vaghareli Khichdi

You will need :-
  • 1/2 cup Tuver daal ( split pigeon peas )
  • 1 cup Rice
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • handful of peanuts
  • 1/2 tsp rai ( mustard seeds)
  • few cloves, cinamon sticks, bayleaves, red chillies, whole black peppers, hing
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp tumeric powder
  • 2 1/2 cups of water or as needed
Wash rice and daal together and leave it aside. In a deep pressure cooker heat oil, add rai and let it splutter, now add hing and all the whole garam masala fry for few seconds add rice and daal and fry about 2-3 minutes..add all the peanuts, spice, water and salt.

Mix well ..close the cooker lid and cook for 3 whistles.

Leave the cooker to cool. Serve with yogurt, pickle, papad, kadhi or chaas You can add any vegetables in there.


  1. Wow,the Khichdi looks perfect.A perfect bowl of comfort.The presentation is awesome Jagruti..!

  2. Love Khichdi...that platter looks wonderful.

  3. So comforting and delicious khichdi..looks simply irresistible..

  4. Love that platter Jags...ultimate comfort food.

  5. Hi! jagruti i'm first time here and u have really lovely space here, i love vaghareli khichdi in breakfast lovely post and here lisen my fevou....songs too! really nice! nice to meet u here thanks for sharing this.

  6. Wow tempting and delicious,looks so inviting.

  7. The khichdi is so delicious and what a great looking platter.

  8. hi jagruti..thanks for those lovely comments..well the yellow mat i got from a craft shop. I cant remember the name of the shop, but I happened to just walk in there once and i found it. I dont even know if its still there :O

  9. A lovely post and this dish sounds delightful, such a great mix of flavors :)

  10. Comforting and delicious Kichidi. Thanks for letting me know about winning the event. Feeling very happy.

  11. That looks so delicious..yummy yumm!!

  12. We make a south Indian version of this... I love this version bette r I should say...the first picture is too gud and tempting me a lot jags :)

  13. Wonderful.. lovely post.. Nice khichdi.. with interesting accompanied.. Thanks for linking too...

  14. nice story, and that khichri looks just the ticket !


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