Millet Masala Khichdi

Cooks in: 30 Minutes Serves: 2 People

Khichdi is a simple wholesome food prepared in most parts of India. Rice and dal are the main ingredients and I replaced rice with millet. It is an OPOS dish.


  • 1/2 cup Foxtail millets
  • 1/2 cup split green moong
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 tsp jeera
  • 1 tbsp chopped ginger
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/8 tsp asafoetida
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • a few curry leaves
  • 1 Bay leaf


  1. Soak the dal for an hour.
  2. In a cooker add ghee.  Add bay leaf, cloves, jeera, ginger, asafoetida and curry leaves.
  3. Wash the millets and add them along with dal.
  4. Add turmeric and chilli powders.
  5. Add 3 1/2 cups of water and salt.
  6. Cook for 4 whistles and serve it with ghee and kadi.

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  1. Thank you Viji tried jowar kichadi following your recipe hv added veggies too cane out tasty n yummy we all loved it

    1. Hi Preethu,
      Jowar Khichdi is the best low calorie dish which keeps us full for a long time. Adding veggies makes it more nutritious. Happy to know that your family liked it. Thanks for sharing your expeerience.

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