Gujarati Khichdi Kadhi

Khichdi Kadhi, one of the most popular combo meal in Gujarat especially in kathiyawad region. It is a very healthy and comfort food. A favorite meal among all age group. Kadhi and Khichdi both has its own  versions depends upon the style and add-on ingredients. I have made this basic recipe for Gujarati Kadhi Khichdi :) 

One pot meals are quite rage in this fast-paced world where one has to spend less time in kitchen. This  khichdi is an ultimate one pot meal that I always love to make when i'm in lack of time for cooking.  To add nutrients go head with adding loads of veggies too. The kadhi  will be little watery and it a combination of sweet-sourness which is again a typical style of gujarati food. It is a perfect pair for Khichdi. Here goes the recipe...

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Preparation & Cooking Time:60 minutes

Yield :3 persons


For Kadhi

Curd - 1 cup
Besan - 1/4 cup
Salt as per taste
Turmeric Powder -1/2 tsp
Chili Powder- 1 tsp
Jaggery - 1 tsp (Optional)

For Seasoning:
Oil-1 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves- 4-5 nos.
Fenugreek Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Garlic - 2 pods finely chopped
Fresh green Chili - 1 big ; cut into 3-4 pieces
Coriander leaves - 2 springs chopped for garnishing

For Khichdi

Ponni Rice - 1 cups
Green Moong Split Dal - 1/2 cup
Salt as per taste
Turmeric Powder - a pinch
ginger - 1 tbsp grated
Ghee - 2 tbsp


For Kadhi 

  • Blend the curd and besan in a bowl. Add 2-3 cups of water into it.
  • Heat the above prepared liquid in a sauce pan and add salt, chili powder, turmeric powder, and jaggery. Cook for 5-7 minutes.

  • In other pan heat the oil and add the ingredient of seasoning. Once they stop fluttering add this seasoning into above prepared kadhi. Cook for few minutes until you get desired consistency.

For Khichdi

  • Mix rice and dal in a bowl and wash it properly with water. Soak in water for 10 minutes. Drain and add it into pressure cooker along with 4 cups of water. Add salt, turmeric, ginger and 1/2 tsp of ghee. Mix well and close the lid of cooker.

  • Cook it for 4-5 whistles. Let it cool down for 10 minutes until steam come out completely. Once cool down open the lid and mash it with the spoon.

  • Serve out in a bowl and top it with a spoon of ghee. Serve with Kadhi and papad.


For variation try the same with veggies and make veg dal khichdi.
Khichdi will be basically very mild to tastebuds, if you are spicy lovers add some chillies.
If in case the curd is not sour enough, squeeze half of the lemon to the kadhi at the end of cooking.

Related Posts:

More variation of Khichdi - Dal Khichdi
More Recipe of Kadhi - Drumstick Kadhi , 
                                         Kadhi Pakoda

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Unknown said...

Kadhi is new to me. looks delicious

Unknown said...

delicious and filling..

healthy recipe :)

Khichedi and kadhi are my old time comfort food .

Delicious Combo..YUM YUM

Both makes me hungry,comforting foods definitely.

radha said...

I fell in love with Gujarati kichidi after a visit to a restaurant where I had a Gujarati Thali.

Healthy one

anjana said...

nice and healthy combo.

Akila said...

Looks ummy yummy.. Where u gals stay in Singapore?

Raks said...

sounds very comforting and healthy

Being a Gujarati , it's been long I had this dish. don't know when i am going to make this one.

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