How to make Matar Khichdi -

Rice and green peas when cooked with a plethora of spices turns into a super delicious khichdi

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Green peas (हरे मटर), Rice (चावल)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Rice

Matar Khichdi

Matar Khichdi Recipe Card


Hindi: matar
You might be picking out these emerald hued little jewels from your food. But, wait, before you do that anymore! As these are a good source of fibre and potassium, which keeps all of our body cells functioning properly. Just when you thought that green peas are only used to add that extra punch to your savoury dishes, try a rich, creamy matar ki kheer to satiate your sweet buds too!

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Matar Khichdi Recipe

  • Green peas 3/4 cup

  • Rice , soaked for 30 minutes and drained 1 1/2 cups

  • Onions 2 medium

  • Fresh coconut , scraped 1/4 cup

  • Coriander seeds 2 tablespoons

  • Fennel seeds (saunf) 1 teaspoon

  • Ginger 1/2 inches

  • Garlic 7-8 cloves

  • Fresh coriander sprigs 7-8

  • Green chillies 2

  • Caraway seeds (shahi jeera) 1 teaspoon

  • Black peppercorns 2-3

  • Cloves 2-3

  • Cinnamon 1/2 inch

  • Oil 2-3 tablespoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 3/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Jaggery , chopped 2 teaspoons

  • Fresh coriander leaves , chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Ghee for drizzling


Step 1

Roughly chop ½ onion and finely chop the remaining.

Step 2

For the masala, transfer the roughly chopped onion into a blender jar, add coconut, coriander seeds, fennel seeds, ginger, garlic, coriander sprigs, green chillies, caraway seeds, black peppercorns, cloves and cinnamon .Add ½ cup water and grind to a fine paste.

Step 3

Heat oil in a deep non-stick pan, add finely chopped onions and sauté till golden brown.

Step 4

Add the ground paste and sauté for 4-5 minutes or till oil separates.

Step 5

Add turmeric powder and red chilli powder and mix well. Sauté for 30 seconds.

Step 6

Add green peas, rice, salt and mix well. Add 3½ cups water and mix.

Step 7

Once the mixture comes to boil, add jaggery and mix well. Cover and cook on low heat for 10-15 minutes.

Step 8

Remove the cover, sprinkle chopped coriander and mix well.

Step 9

Transfer into a serving bowl, drizzle ghee and serve hot.

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