Khichdi is an Indian dish made with rice and lentils. It's a mildly spiced dish and is served with pickle, papad, salad and yogurt. Khichdi is considered a wholesome and healthy food and is easy to digest. It is a nutritious meal for babies and toddlers. Also it does not take much time to prepare a khichdi.
It's been raining heavily and the weather is getting cooler. Dal khichdi is such a comfort food to have on cold rainy days. This dal khichdi is somewhat similar to the South Indian arisu paruppu sadam, except for the spices. I love to have this khichdi hot with pickle, kachumber salad and papad. Always serve the khichdi hot from the pot. Off to the recipe now!
Notes and Tips
- You can add vegetables like peas, carrot, potato, beans and cauliflower to this khichdi.
- I have used a mix of 3 dals here, you can make with just one dal or a mix of dals of your choice.
- Serve khichdi immediately otherwise it will become dry. If it turns dry, add little hot water and adjust the consistency.
- Ghee adds a good flavor and aroma, but if you are calorie conscious, use half ghee and half oil.