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Chicken Khichadi

Khichadi prepared with boneless chicken pieces

Recipe by christy gerald of Dubai, AE

u can also try this tasty khichadi with suji, noodles or vermicelli too.Strict Vegetarians can try capsicum or mushroom or paneer khichadis too this way.

Ingredients non vegetarian 6 servings

    • 2 cups basmati rice-ghee sauted
    • 1 1/4 cups split yellow moong dhal
    • 1/2 kg boneless chicken pieces
    • 2 tbsp ghee
    • 1 tsp cumin seeds
    • 1 cinnamon stick-crushed
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1 tsp ginger-grated
    • 5 green chillies-slit
    • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
    • 1 tsp sugar
    • 15 shallots,peeled
    • 2 red chillies-split
    • 2 tsp salt
    • 1 big onion-sliced
    • 3 tbsp fresh green peas
    • 1/2 tsp garam masala
    • 3 tbsp grated coconut
    • 2 tsp refined oil
    • few coriander and curry leaves


    1. Wash Dhal and rice separately.Keep them aside.Ghee-saute basmati rice with 1 tbsp ghee.
    2. Heat the remaining 1 tbsp ghee in a pressure pan and add cumin seeds, cinnamon sticks,bay leaf,grated ginger,half the onions and curry leaves.saute for 3 mins.
    3. Then add chicken pieces,green chillies,turmeric powder,sugar and salt.saute for few mins and add 4 1/2 cups water and let it cook for 10 mins.
    4. Meanwhile take a kadai and heat 2 tsp oil and saute red chillies,shallots,fresh green peas,coriander leaves and garam masala together for 3 mins.Finally add grated coconut and saute this for a min. keep this aside.
    5. Add ghee-sauted basmati rice,split moong dhal and the sauted shallots-green peas mixture and pressure cook for 2 mins.Open the pressure pan lid after 10 mins.
    6. Serve this hot with any korma or stew or sambar or chutney.