How to make Satvik Khichdi -

This khichdi is proof that satvik food is indeed for the soul. You can use vratkachawal, if your fasting ritual doesn’t permit you to eat regular rice. There is also plenty of freedom when it comes to adding veggies, serve it up with a spicy arbikikadhi and make a delicious meal out of it.

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Main Ingredients : kolam rice (कोलम चावल), Moong dal (मूंग दाल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

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Satvik Khichdi

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Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Prep Time : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Satvik Khichdi Recipe

  • kolam rice soaked for 30-45 minutes and drained 1/2 cup

  • Moong dal soaked for 30-45 minutes and drained 1/2 cup

  • Green capsicum chopped 1 medium

  • Tomato chopped 1 medium

  • Cauliflower small 1/4 cup

  • Potatoes peeled and cut into small cubes 2 medium

  • Desi ghee 3 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan, add cumin seeds and sauté till they change colour.

Step 2

Add capsicum, mix and sauté for two to three minutes. Add tomato, mix and cook till soft.

Step 3

Add cauliflower and potatoes, mix and cook for five to ten minutes.

Step 4

Add salt, chilli powder, turmeric powder and garam masala powder, mix well and cook for one minute.

Step 5

Add rice and green gram and mix well. Add four cups water, stir to mix and bring to a boil on high heat. Lower heat, cover and cook till the moisture dries out.

Step 6

Serve hot.

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