How to make Chicken Khichda - SK Khazana -

This khichda gets cooked quickly and is a complete meal in itself

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Chicken leg,

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Chicken Khichda - SK Khazana

Chicken Khichda - SK Khazana Recipe Card

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History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chicken Khichda - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Chicken leg boneless, cut into 1 inch pieces 400 grams

  • Multigrain Khichdi Mix 200 grams

  • Ghee 3 tablespoons

  • Ginger garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 2 teaspoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • lemon 1/2

  • Fried onions 1/2 cup + for garnish

  • Fresh mint leaves 10-15

  • Fresh coriander sprigs 10-15

  • Red chilli oil for drizzling

  • Lemon wedges to serve

Method

Step 1

Take multi grain khichdi mix in a strainer placed over a bowl and wash it thoroughly with water.

Step 2

Heat 2 tbsps ghee in a non-stick pressure cooker, add the spice mix – which comes with the khichdi mix - and saute for 1-2 minutes.

Step 3

Add the washed grains, mix well and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add sufficient water and mix. Place the lid on and cook under pressure till 5 whistles are released. Allow the pressure to reduce completely.

Step 4

Meanwhile, take chicken in a bowl, add yogurt, ginger-garlic paste, salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and garam masala powder. Squeeze the juice of ½ lemon, and add ¼ cup fried onions.Chop mint leaves and coriander leaves and add. and mix well. Set aside to marinate till the grains are done. .

Step 5

Heat remaining ghee in a non-stick deep pan,add the chicken and sauté on high heat for 3-4 minutes. Add the cooked khichdi and mix well. Add sufficient water and mix well. Add remaining fried onions and mix well. Cover and cook on low heat for 10-15 minutes or till the chicken is cooked completely. Switch off the heat.

Step 6

Open the lid and mash the khichda with a hand blender.

Step 7

Transfer into serving bowl.Garnish with fried onions and a mint sprig, Drizzle a little red chilli oil and serve hot with lemon wedges.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.