Khichdi, pronounced as Kitchri is a simple yet delicious vegetarian dish made of rice and lentils. This is a popular dish in India and usually, is given to babies when they start having solid food, so yes this is a toddler food but there are two versions, one for toddlers which is mild in has almost no spices and the adult version which I’m sharing today.
Making Healthy Khichdi
The way to cook khichdi and its ingredients changes depending on which part of India you are in. In fact, almost every family has its own favorite version. It is easy to add and omit ingredients from this dish, but the main two ingredients are always rice and lentils.
There are many different types of lentils and rice and you can use any according to your choice. Full of nutrients and easy on the stomach, that’s why it is given to babies as soon as they are ready for solid food.
Make Khichdi in Pressure Cooker and Regular Pan
In this post, I am going to show you how to make the khichdi using a pressure cooker and cooking it in a regular pan. Of course, using pressure cooker will save a lot of time but I can understand that not everyone is fond of it.
This dish can turn into a delicious vegan delight by omitting the Ghee and using any cooking oil instead. I never liked coconut oil in khichdi but go with what you like. Let me add that Khichdi usually has a rice pudding like texture but some (like me) like it a little dry!