Recipe
Khichdi (rice & lentil porridge)

Khichdi (rice & lentil porridge)

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Total Time:

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups yellow or red lentils
  • 2/3 cup Royal® Basmati Rice
  • 1 teaspoon ghee or cooking oil
  • 2 teaspoons black mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon asafoetida
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 cups water, plus more
  • Cilantro
  • Yogurt (optional)
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. In a 3 quart large pot with a lid, heat the ghee over medium heat.
  2. Add mustard and fenugreek seeds and toast until the mustard seeds pop. Add the asafoetida, ginger, turmeric, and cumin and cook for 30 seconds.
  3. Add lentils, Royal® Basmati Rice and stir until coated with spices.
  4. Add water and bay leaves to the pot and bring to a boil. Simmer and cover. Cook for 15-20 minutes.
  5. You can thin the khichdi to the desired consistency by adding more water. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with yogurt and cilantro.