In a world that is gearing more towards one-pot meals, khichdi offers you a way of providing nourishment for your body in one meal, prepared in one pot. Easy, delicious, balanced would be the terms to describe the khichdi; in its humility lies its value.

The #FitKitchen brings you a version of the humble khichdi - ideal for all those who want to add other grains to their meals and for the non-rice lovers. This #FitRecipe is a favorite to-go food when at the end of the day all the time you have is for making a one-pot sumptuous home-made meal. Give it a try and let us know if the Multi-nutritious Khichdi hit that spot for you and the family!

Ingredients list: (Serves 2 people)

  • 1 cup Multi millet/grain khichdi mix
  • 3 cups water
  • ½ cup split moong dal
  • 3 tbsp Ghee
  • ½ tsp Cumin seeds (jeera)
  • ¼ tsp Asafoetida (hing)
  • 1-2 broken red chillies
  • 1-2 fresh green chillies, slit
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 8-9 curry leaves
  • ½ tsp Turmeric powder
  • 7-8 cashews
  • Grated dry coconut (optional)
  • Salt to taste


  • Grains prep: Rinse the Multi millet or Multi grain khichdi mix under water till the water runs clear. Soak the grains for 2 hours and set aside
  • Moong dal: Rinse the moong dal under water till the water runs clear. Soak for an hour and set aside
  • In a deep bottomed pressure cooker heat 2 tbsp of ghee. To the hot ghee, add the cumin seeds followed by the red chillies, curry leaves, turmeric, and hing. Saute this for 1-2 minutes on medium to low flame
  • Add the moong dal to the sauteed spices and cook for 3-4 minutes till the dal becomes aromatic
  • Add the soaked grains and saute for another 2-4 minutes
  • Add the water and salt to the mix and bring to a simmer
  • Mix well and pressure cook with the lid on for 3 whistles. Switch off the flame and wait until the all the pressure is released
  • Open the lid once all the pressure is released and mix the contents well using a large metal spoon
  • Fry the cashews and roasted coconut in 1 tbsp of ghee and add it to the top as a garnish (optional step)
  • Serve hot with a side of the Flaxed out podi or a chutney!

This simple and diverse dish has been refined and perfected over generations and still holds up to its’ promise of providing a wholesome and nutritious meal, in one serving. We hope you make this a part of your family dinner routine; #FitFamily meal!

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Note : This recipe was adapted from the recipe by