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Khichri with Peas and Carrots

Preparation Time:

5 minutes

Cooking Time:

20 - 30 minutes


  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1 cup red lentils or split mung dal
  • ½ cup peas (frozen)
  • ½ cup carrots (cubed)
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp salt (optional)
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder and 1 tbsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • ½ inch finely chopped ginger
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander


  1. Mix rice and lentils and wash until the water turns clear.
  2. Put the mixture in a heavy bottom pan and add 4 ½ cups of water. Add the salt and turmeric. Add carrots and stir well.
  3. Bring to a boil on high heat. Add peas. Turn to medium heat and continue cookingcovered until the rice and lentils are soft (in approximately 20-30 minutes), stirring occasionally. Add more hot water to the pan as needed to keep themixture moist.
  4. In a frying pan, heat the oil on medium and fry the ginger for ½ minute.
  5. Add coriander, cumin, and chilli powder and fry for another ½ minute.
  6. Mix half of the spiced oil in the khichri and save the other half to garnish.
  7. Transfer khichri to the serving dish and server garnished with spiced oil and chopped coriander.


  • Adjust Spices according to taste.
  • This is a very nutritional and easy to cook dish. According to Ayurveda, it is also a very healing dish.