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Aug 23, 2011

Carrot Peas Khichdi

                 This is one of my favorite comfort n soothing dish.Very light n healthy.Mostly i  would like to make this rice n yellow moongdal, but this time i added yellow moong n tuvar dal..which was also so tasty .I always add carrots to my khichdi this time added some peas also.I make it little mushy whick me n kids like more than the normal separate grains.Only thing this time i add less water so i felt little dry but that doesn't alter the taste,I enjoyed this light khichdi with tomato thokku n gongura pickle..yum..yum..

  1. Rice    1 cup(i used sona masoori)
  2. Moong dal    1/4 cup
  3. Tuvar dal       1/4 cup
  4. Onion    1 small (finely chopped)
  5. Peas    1/4 cup
  6. Carrots   2 medium(sliced)
  7. Tomato    1 small(chopped)
  8. Turmeric powder    1/4 tsp
  9. Salt   to taste
  10. Cilantro    1 handful (finely chopped)
To Temper
  1. Ghee/Oil    2 tbsp
  2. mustard seeds   1/2 tsp
  3. chana dal    1 tbsp
  4. Urad dal    1 tbsp
  5. Hing    1/4 tsp
  6. Ginger    2" piece(finely chopped)
  7. Green chillies    2no.s(finely chopped)
  8. Curry leaves    few
  9. Dry red chillies   2 no.s(broken)
  • Wash n soak rice n dal together for at least 15-20 minutes.
  • Then in a pressure cooker , add soaked rice n dal along with onion,tomato,carrots,peas n turmeric powder.
  • Add enough salt n water, pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  • Once done,allow the pressure to cool down ,open the lid n give a gentle mix.
  • Then heat ghee/oil in a pan , and the tempering ingredients one by one fry lightly and add it to the khichdi .
  • Lastly add some cilantro n mix everything well.
  • that's all yummy n healthy Carrot Peas Khichdi is ready to serve.
  • Serve it with any pickle or any veg fry.

I am so glad to link this recipe to the event,Healthy Lunch box Ideas - Carrot Theme by Kalyani of Sizzling Tastebuds,Any one can Cook: series 31 @ Taste of pearl city and also to the event Iftar Nights @Jabeen's Corner


  1. Khichdi overall is a comfort food. I love it with pickle or aloo bhujiya or some hot piping kadhi :)

  2. this khichdi is looking yummy! so colourful and easy to make!!

  3. Quick simple and healthy kichidi...looks good

  4. Simple flavourful n yummy one pot breakfast

  5. QUite a comforting and delicious khichdi..

  6. simple and healthy.. Nice twist adding dals and veggies..

  7. Me and my kiddo love khichidi....Adding veggies is a very good idea...

  8. healthy and colourful khichadi

  9. sure a comfort food, healthy one, very colourful and kids will love it..

  10. Such comfort food. Lovely idea of using carrots


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