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Vegetable Multigrain Khichdi

This is a delicious high protein, high fiber vegetarian dish can be had as a snack or main dish. Traditionally, khichidi is made with white rice and mung beans. This modified recipe incorporates brown rice, and other whole grains and adds a generous serving of vegetables. Vegans can substitute ghee with extra virgin coconut oil.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time3 hrs 35 mins
Servings: 2 People
Calories: 252kcal


  • 1/8 Cup Whole Green Mung Beans (Green Gram)
  • 1/8 Cup Brown Rice Basmati or Any Other Long Grained Variety
  • 1/8 Cup Millet Whole
  • 1/8 Cup Barley Whole (See notes for gluten-free option)
  • 1 Teaspoon Flaxseeds Whole
  • 1/4 Cup Green Beans Fine Cut
  • 1/8 Cup Carrots Fine Cut
  • 1/8 Cup Cabbage Fine Cut
  • 1/8 Cup Tomato Fine Cut
  • 1/8 Cup Onion Fine Cut
  • 1 Teaspoon Ginger Fresh, Grated
  • 1 Chili Green Chili Pepper Small, Fine Cut
  • 6 Leaves Curry Leaves Split in Half
  • 1/2 Chili Dry Red Chili Small
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds Whole
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds Whole
  • 1 Teaspoon Urad Dal (Split Black Gram)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Sea Salt Or To Taste
  • 2 Teaspoons Ghee (Clarified Butter)


  • Soak all grains (Barley, Brown Rice, Green Mung, Millet and Flax Seeds) in water for about 3-6 hours. For a Gluten-Free version, skip the barley, and increase the amount of other grains/seeds. You can even substitute whole amaranth instead of barley.
  • Cut vegetables (Green Beans, Carrots, Cabbage, Tomato) and set them aside along with soaked grains
  • Saute the seasoning items (mustard and cumin seeds,urad dal) in one teaspoon of ghee. Add onions, ginger, chilies, and curry leaves and saute for an additional 3 minutes. Add vegetables and cook for 5 minutes on medium flame. Do not over-cook the vegetables
  • Add 8 ounces of water. Cook either in a rice cooker (turn off after the setting goes to 'keep warm' mode) or in a thick bottom vessel on the stove until all the water has been absorbed. Add one teaspoon ghee (vegans - skip or substitute with coconut manna) and mix thoroughly before serving


Great with Tomato Chutney, mango pickle or Tomato Onion Raita.
*Use organic ingredients wherever possible


Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 306mg | Potassium: 445mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 600IU | Vitamin C: 60.2mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 3.1mg