As soon as Harsimrat Kaur Badal, the Minister of Food Processing Industries of India announced their plan to promote khichadi as ‘brand India food’, Twitterati went crazy. Suddenly khichadi was trending and people were looking for various khichadi recipes online!  

If this talk about khichadi has left you craving for some, then here are some of the easiest and most delicious khichadi recipes for you. You can make this khichadi in no time! From Dalia khichdi to our all-time favorite, Pancharatna khichdi, indulge yourself in a plate of these flavorsome and mouth-watering khichadi recipes! 

Healthy Khichadi Recipes You Must Try! 

  • Dalia Khichadi
  • Brown Rice Khichadi 
  • Oats Khichadi 
  • Pancharatna Dal Khichadi 

1. Dalia Khichadi 

Easy to make and tasty to eat – Dalia Khichadi recipe is one of the healthiest meals in Indian cuisine. This Khichadi recipe consists of broken wheat, moong dal, vegetables, and dry spices. You can make it in the morning for breakfast or enjoy it as lite lunch and dinner with a cup of masala buttermilk! 

Dalia Khichadi
Dalia Khichadi

Quick Stats: 

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes 
  • Cooking Time: 15  minutes 
  • Servings: 4 serves 


  • 1 cup – Dalia
  • 1/2 cup – Moong dal
  • 1 tbsp – Ghee
  • 1 tsp – Cumin seeds
  • 1-2 – Dry boriya chilies
  • Few curry leaves
  • ¼ tsp – Hing (asafoetida)
  • 1 tbsp – Ginger paste
  • 1 – Onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup of – Carrots
  • 0.25 cup – French beans
  • 1/4 cup – Green peas
  • 1 – Tomato, finely chopped

Method to Prepare: 

  • First, roast the dry dalia for about 3 minutes. 
  • Now, heat some ghee inside a medium-sized pressure cooker. 
  • Then, throw in cumin seeds, chilies, sweet curry leaves, hing (Asafoetida), ginger paste, onion, carrots, french beans, green peas, tomatoes. 
  • Now, stir in the pre-washed yellow moong dal, and dalia into the cooker.
  • Now, add red chili powder, turmeric, coriander, and cumin seed powder, salt to taste, and water to the pressure cooker. 
  • Close the cooker and pressure cook the khichadi for two whistles on high heat and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Open the lid after 5-10 minutes.
  • Serve this khichadi hot. 
  • Enjoy it with papad!

2. Brown Rice Khichadi

Brown rice is considered very healthy by various doctors. Combining it with lentils will pack a serious nutritional punch. Give this khichadi an amazing flavor and boost of nourishment by adding various veggies and spices. Serve this delicious khichadi recipe to your family and boost their health!  

Brown Rice Khichadi
Brown Rice Khichadi

Quick Stats: 

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes 
  • cooking Time: 25 minutes 
  • Servings: 4 serves 


  • 1/2 cup – Brown rice
  • 1/2 cup – Mixed moong and moth dal
  • 1-2 – Green/red chilies, chopped
  • 1 – Clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 – Ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 – Onion, chopped
  • 2 – Tomatoes, pureed (or 5tbsp tomato puree)
  • A pinch of hing (asafoetida)
  • 1 tsp – Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp – Turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Lemon juice to taste
  • 2 tsp – Ghee

Method to Prepare: 

  • Wash the rice and dal under running water. Soak both of them in 4 cups of hot water for around 25 minutes. 
  • Heat ghee in a pressure cooker. Add hing and cumin seeds. 
  • When seeds start to dance, throw in the chopped onions. Saute them for one minute. 
  • Add chopped ginger, garlic, and chilies to the onions. Saute for 5 mins.
  • Add the tomato puree and all the spices. Mix well. 
  • Sauté everything for around 2 minutes and then add soaked brown rice and dal along with the water they were soaked in. 
  • Close the cooker lid and pressure cook for two whistles.
  • Remove the cooker from the flame and let the steam escape on its own before opening the cooker.
  • Serve hot with some papad and pickle.
  • Enjoy! 

3. Oats Khichadi 

Healthy and delicious one-pot oats khichdi is made with oats, mixed vegetables, and moong dal. This recipe is also quick to prepare. Easy-to-cook and delicious to eat – try this oats khichadi recipe at home and enjoy its taste! 

Oats Khichadi
Oats Khichadi

Quick Stats: 

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes 
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes 
  • Servings: 4 serves 


  • 3 tablespoons ghee or oil
  • 2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 small Indian bay leaf 
  • 0.5 cup chopped onions or 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger or ½ inch ginger – finely chopped
  • 2 green chili – chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes
  • 0.5 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped potatoes
  • 0.5 cup green peas – fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup moong dal (split and husked moong lentils)
  • 0.5 cup quick-cooking oats or rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 0.5 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 5 cups water or add as required
  • salt as required
  • 4 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves

Method to Prepare

  • Take a big pressure cooker and heat 1 ½ tablespoons of ghee. 
  • Then throw one small Indian bay leaf and one teaspoon of cumin seeds. Heat until cumin seeds crackle.
  • Add ⅓ cup chopped onions and saute them till they turn translucent.
  • Now, add in ½ teaspoon of finely chopped ginger and 1 chopped green chili. Saute them for around 10 seconds. 
  • Next, add ⅓ cup of chopped tomatoes to the cooker.
  • Saute till tomatoes soften.
  • Then add the mixed veggies and saute them for a minute. You can add veggies of your choice. 
  • Now, add rinsed moong dal and mix well. 
  • Gradually, stir in ⅓ cups of oats into the kitchen. 
  • Also, add ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder and Kashmiri red chili powder each.
  • Mix thoroughly. Lastly, add 3 cups of water and sprinkle with salt and give it a stir. 
  • Cover the cooker lid and let it cook on medium heat for around 10 minutes. 
  • When the pressure settles down on its own, open the lid and give the oats khichadi a stir. 
  • Serve it hot and Enjoy! 

4. Pancharatna Dal Khichadi 

This Pancharatna dal khichdi recipe is made using some of the healthiest ingredients. This Khichadi recipe is heaven for lentil lovers as it utilizes 5 dals. If you want to add five different lentils to your diet, then this is your recipe! 

Dal Khichadi
Dal Khichadi

Quick Stats:

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes 
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes 
  • Servings: 4 serves 


  • one cup of tur dal
  • 1 cup chana dal
  • one cup of masoor dal
  • 1 cup split green moong dal
  • one tbsp yellow moong dal
  • 1 cup basmati rice (long grain)
  • water as needed
  • one small bowl of ginger garlic paste
  • small green chili chopped
  • red chili powder, as per taste
  • small pinch of hing
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 tsp tamarind paste/pulp
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 8 curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp jeera
  • green coriander leaves to garnish

Method to Prepare: 

  • Wash and soak the dal for 4 hrs.
  • Wash and soak the rice for 1 hr.
  • Meanwhile, slice the onion.
  • Take a medium-sized pressure cooker and heat oil over low flame. 
  • Now, add mustard seeds and jeera. Cook for a minute, till they splutter.
  • Now, add the sliced onions and sauté until they are golden brown in color.
  • Then, to give your khichadi a much-needed flavor – add tamarind paste, curry leaves, hing, turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt, and green chili.
  • Now, pour in water, rice, and dal. 
  • Close the lid of the cooker and cook it on high flame for 3 whistles.
  • Reduce the heat and cook one more time for 2 more whistles.
  • Taste the khichadi and add salt according to your taste. Close the lid and cook it on full heat for 3 whistles.
  • Garnish with green coriander leaves.
  • Serve it hot with papad and Enjoy!

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Final Words 

If you are looking for healthy and immunity-boosting food recipes, try these amazingly delicious and nourishing khichadi recipes. Infused with various spices and brimming with mouthwatering flavors – these recipes are surely gonna tantalize your taste buds and fill your tummy with healthy food!