Thursday, September 23, 2010

Brown rice Achaari Khichdi

I first heard about this dish from my baby sis. She had told me that a restaurant near her university made the best achaari Khichdi. Since pongal and khichdis are my favorite, I decided to try this 3 days back. It came out very well and even my fussy husband liked it. 

This rice dish is a fusion of regular pongal and pulao. This khichdi is a breeze to prepare and extremely nutritious too. I decided to substitute brown rice with white rice just for that aroma and extra nutrition. This rice dish along with some papads and curds can make a very satisfying one pot meal. 

Brown rice Achaari Khichdi recipe:
Preparation time- 20 mins
Cooking time- 15 mins
Serves- 4


Rice-1 cup
Moong Dal(Split Yellow Gram)- 1/3 cup, roasted
Chopped Mixed Vegetables(Carrot,Peas,Beans,Potatoes)- 1 cup
Onion-1 chopped fine
Tomato-2 small, chopped fine
Green chilli- 1 to 2
Ginger - 1 inch
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala powder- 1/4 tspn
Paprika powder- 1/2 tspn
Cumin seeds/ Jeera- 1 tsp
Salt- to taste
Oil/ ghee- 1-2 tbspn
Any Pickle- 1 tsp (Optional)
Coriander Leaves chopped-1/2 cup


  • Soak the rice and moong dal for atleast half an hour. Drain and keep aside
  • Chop the ginger and 1 chilli and crush them to a paste
  • Heat ghee in a pressure cooker and fry till brown.
  • Add the onion and fry till they are translucent .
  • Add the crushed ginger-chilli paste and fry for a min more
  • Add tomatoes and fry till they are mushy
  • Add salt,turmeric and garam masala powder and  the pickle and mix well.
  • Add the rice-dal,vegetables and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add 2 and a quarter cups of water. Cover the cooker and place the weight and cook on low flame for 10-15mins
  • When done, Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with plain yogurt or Raita.
I am sending this achaari khichdi to Akila's festive rice event


  1. delicious khichadi...lovely recipes u have!!do peek into my space when time permits!!

  2. colourful delicious rice thank you for linking

  3. The Pleasure was all mine. Thank you!!!

  4. yummy looking khichdi...first time here...such a beautiful page u have...btw whts the meaning of your blog's name.Keep in touch!

  5. Delicious and droolworthy khichdi, beautiful click..

  6. Thanks for visiting my space :) Lovely blog...

  7. First time here. Brown rice achari khichdi looks tempting. Happy to follow you.

  8. Thanks for dropping by .Khichdi looks delicious!!


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