Dal Khichdi

By Chef Rohini P

Preparation Time : 3 Hrs

Tags: Gujarati


Serves 2

Dal Khichdi is a meal in itself, it’s a great vegetarian source of protein, carbohydrates, and good fat.


About the Dish

Dal Khichdi, also known as Khichuri, is a Gujarati delicacy. It’s one of the oldest dishes as some of its traces were around 303 B.C. after a campaign by a Greek king. Several travellers have mentioned about Khichdi in their notes and was even famous with the Mughals like Jahangir. The word Khichdi derives from the sanskrit word, ‘khicca’, a dish of rice and legumes. The dish has its regional variations across different cultures in India and is very popular because of its versatility. Khichdi is the ‘comfort food’ of India as it’s easy and quick to make, and has great taste.

How to Eat

To best enjoy the dish, khichdi can be eaten as it is or with some accompaniments like pickle or yoghurt. The dish is supposed to be enjoyed hot as the soft khichdi melts in your mouth. It can be consumed any time of the day and is not very spicy.

About the Chef

Chef Rohini P