How to make Khichra -

Different dals, broken wheat, boneless mutton, and rice cooked with masalas to make this wholesome dish.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Boneless Mutton (हड्डी रहित मटन), Broken Wheat

Cuisine : Hyderabadi

Course : Main Course Mutton

For more recipes related to Khichra checkout Mutton Curry, Haleem, Kadai Gosht Hussainee, Mutton Khichda . You can also find more Main Course Mutton recipes like Erachi Olathiyathu Mutton Stew Nalli Nihari Recipe - SK Khazana Mutton Pepper Roast Kerala Style


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Hindi: gosht
What’s a biryani without some succulent pieces of mutton wrapped in a perfect blend of aromatic spices and herbs!? Yes, though other meats being more common, biryani eaters all over the world can easily swear by mutton. And not just biryanis, curries, bakes and all other preparations with this wonderful meat are always special. Did you know, unlike other dishes, a day-old mutton prep will always be all the more tastier on the palate! Try it the next time you plan on to take on this meat.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Khichra Recipe

  • Boneless Mutton cut into 1/2 inch pieces 400 grams

  • Broken Wheat soaked 2 tablespoons

  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) soaked 2 tablespoons

  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) soaked 2 tablespoons

  • Split red lentil (masoor dal) soaked 2 tablespoons

  • Broken wheat (dalia/lapsi) soaked 1/2 cup

  • Rice soaked 1/4 cup

  • Pure ghee 4 tablespoons

  • Cinnamon 2 Stick

  • Cloves 4

  • Green cardamoms 6

  • Ginger paste 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 3 teaspoon

  • Green chillies 2

  • Salt to taste

  • Fried onions 1 cup

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 3 tablespoons

  • Fresh mint leaves chopped 3 tablespoons

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Lemon cut into wedges 1


Step 1

Heat 2 tbsps ghee in a pressure cooker. Add cinnamon, cloves, green cardamoms, ginger paste, garlic paste and mutton pieces and sauté for 3-4 minutes.

Step 2

For vegetarians use soya nuggets in place of mutton. Add turmeric powder and 2 tsps red chilli powder and mix.

Step 3

Break 2 green chillies and add. Add chana dal, toor dal, urad dal and masoor dal and mix well.

Step 4

Add dalia, salt, ¾ cup fried onions and mix. Add 6 cups water and when the mixture comes to a boil add rice, 2 tbsps coriander leaves and 2 tbsps mint leaves and mix.

Step 5

Add garam masala powder and mix. Cover the cooker with the lid and cook under pressure till 6-7 whistles are given out.

Step 6

Let it stand for 15-20 minutes before opening the lid. By now the mutton will be very soft.

Step 7

Shred the mutton pieces and blend the mixture with a hand blender. Heat remaining ghee in a small non stick pan, add remaining red chilli powder and mix.

Step 8

Add this to the khichra and mix lightly. Transfer into a serving bowl, sprinkle remaining fried onions, remaining mint and coriander leaves and lemon wedges and serve hot.

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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 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.