Sunday, January 26, 2014

Green Khichdi [ हरी खिचड़ी ]

 Spicy and non veg dishes are generally in demand in winter season.Even veg dishes ought to be hot and aromatic
! But here is one veg,slightly spicy & easy to cook recipe for wintery days when one does not prefer much venture in cooking.



Rice  1 cup
Green peas  2 cup  
Turmeric powder  1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder  1/2 tsp
Hing  1 pinch
Cumin seeds  1/2 tsp
Ginger  1 small piece
Green garlic  3 sticks 
Green chili  3-4
Green coriander leaves  1 bunch
Tomato  3-4 medium
Potato  2 medium
Salt to taste
Pure ghee or refined oil  2 tbsp
Water  3 cup
Serves: 4 persons


  • Peel off green peas,wash and grind to thick grains [dardara] along with garlic & ginger. 
  • Chop tomatoes & green chili.
  • Peel off potatoes and chop in small square pieces.
  • Soak the rice for 1 hour.


  • Heat ghee in a pressure cooker.
  • Add hing & cumin seeds.Fry till cumin seeds turn brown.
  • Add tomato & green chili,fry till cooked.
  • Add turmeric powder,garam masala and peas paste,mix and stir for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add potato pieces,mix and keep stirring.
  • Add rice after draining water,mix well and fry again for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add water,chopped coriander leaves and salt.Mix.
  • Cover with the lid.Cook till one whistle.Close the flame and let the cooker be cool.
  • Remove lid.
  • Hari khichdi is ready.Remember more water is used in this khichdi than normal khichdi.

Serve the matar khichdi hot with roasted papad,coriander chutney and mango pickle.


  1. Yummy Variation of an ordinary dish..esp with the sides of Papad and looks so irresistible

  2. Thanks Candlez.The Ordinary is basis of of so many Extraordinaries!

  3. Nice recipte, Sangeeta. Does sound hot and spicy, plus so easy to make.

  4. Nice recipe... Will try it soon...