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Simple Khichdi Recipe

Simple Khichri Recipe

Khichdi (also spelled Khichari or Khichri) is a simple dish that has the consistency of porridge.  Did you know that it has been used since ancient Ayurvedic times to detox the body?  In our culture, its a common food for the elderly or for babies because its so easy on the tummy.  It is meant to be paired with Kadhi (a yogourt based curry), yogourt, or another curry.  My kiddos love to eat it with just plain yogourt.  It was one of the first foods that we fed Leanna and she still requests it at least once a week!

Khichdi is an excellent food for vegetarians too since it is made with mung beans.  Mung beans are full of protein and fibre and a bunch of other vitamins and minerals.  And as stated above, they help to detox the body by absorbing toxic residue from the intestinal walls.

Simple Khichri Recipe


Its simple enough to make Khichdi.  My mom used to make it in a pressure cooker, but after a mishap with her not fastening the lid properly (which resulted in an explosion that required a kitchen reno), she started to just make it in a regular pot.

Simple Khichri Recipe

Khichdi is made with rice and split mung beans.  The first step is to rinse the rice and beans.  After that, you slowly boil the rice and beans in water until all of the water is absorbed.  You will end up with a very mushy mixture.   Just add some butter and mash it up to serve.  Pretty easy!

The above photo is what your khichdi should look like before you mash it.  Notice that all of the water is absorbed.

Simple Khichri Recipe

I hope you enjoy this recipe and I would love to hear from you in the comments below.


Simple Khichdi Recipe
Print Recipe
This is a simple recipe for mung bean khichdi.
Servings Prep Time
4 5 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 5 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Simple Khichdi Recipe
Print Recipe
This is a simple recipe for mung bean khichdi.
Servings Prep Time
4 5 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 5 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Rinse rice and mung beans with water a few times.
  2. Add rice and mung beans to a pot with four cups of water and 1/2 tsp of salt.
  3. Bring to a boil on medium heat stirring occasionally.
  4. Once the water is boiling, reduce the heat to low, stir, and cover. Simmer until all of the water is absorbed.
  5. Turn off heat and add butter. Mash the khichdi and serve with yogourt, kadhi, or another curry dish.
Nutrition
Nutrition Facts
Simple Khichdi Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 208 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 556mg 23%
Potassium 26mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 2g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 4%
Iron 15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Please Note that these are just estimates calculated from the raw ingredients in the recipe.

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