kichidi means - Combination of Rice and Lentil cooked with some spices. This is served as a main meal and it's so soothing and easy to digest. I prepare this during my lazy days, which takes only 20mins of work overall! You can make this with lentils like - Mung,Yellow or Red lentil.
Yellow Lentil - 1 cup
Rice - 1.5 cup
Onion chopped - 1cup
Cumin seeds - 1tbsp
Green Chillies chopped - Tbsp
Cinnamon stick - 1/2 "
Cardamom - 1 pod
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1tbsp
Cloves - 2
Chilly Powder - 1tsp
Turmeric - 1 tsp
Cilantro for garnish.
Heat the oil, add the cumin, green chillies, ginger & garlic paste, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom.
Add the chopped Onions and fry till it is translucent.
Add the chilly powder, turmeric and salt, cook till the raw smell subsides.
Mix the washed lentil and rice add 6 cups of water and cook for 2 whistles in pressure cooker.
If not using pressure cooker - Cook them covered for 15-20 mins.
remove from heat and garnish with Cilantro.
Serve with Pickle or Yogurt, I served it with Tomato Pickle and Okra fry.

Comments (13)

On April 27, 2009 at 12:23 AM , Claudia said...

I just sent this link to myself because:
have all the ingedients
sound scrumptious

On April 27, 2009 at 5:16 PM , Vrinda said...

Kichidi looks great with spicy okra fry..

On April 27, 2009 at 7:51 PM , Vicky Xavier. said...

Thats a healthy one pot meal da. I always love kichidi, urs look yummy with all those side.

On April 27, 2009 at 11:29 PM , Priyameena said...

Hi ann...Looks Yummy..I love to eat the whole plate with extra pickle..Delecious..

On April 29, 2009 at 10:59 AM , Parita said...

I love khichdi....its such a comfort meal, the pic looks yummy :)

On April 29, 2009 at 6:42 PM , Anita said...

I love dishes which contain a lovely range of spices and since this is a quick meal, I just may have to try it :)

On April 29, 2009 at 6:44 PM , Ann said...

Thanks - Claudia, Vrinda, Priya, Viki and Parita :)
Anita - Thanks and let me know how it turns out :)

On April 29, 2009 at 11:32 PM , Anonymous said...

I've never had kichidi and it looks very delicious! Thanks for sharing!

On April 30, 2009 at 7:33 AM , Lori said...

Yum! I actually didn't know this dish had a real name, but I have always loved rice and lentils!

On April 30, 2009 at 12:34 PM , Jeena said...

Looks and sounds really healthy, I love rice and lentils together it is so tasty. :-)

On May 2, 2009 at 3:09 PM , Vani said...

That plate with yellow khichdi, green okra and the bright red pickle looks so inviting!

On May 4, 2009 at 9:37 PM , Muneeba said...

Loooooove khichdi ... definitely one of my fav comfort foods too!

On May 6, 2009 at 5:22 AM , Rowena... said...

Sounds like another fantastic (and easy) meal! My husband can no longer eat lentils so I haven't much used the supply that I have right now. I think I'll just make some of this for myself as a quick lunch!