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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Oats Khichdi

Cooking time Required: 20 mins
Cost of Preparation: 30-40 rupees

Ingredients: Saffola oats ( 1 1/2 cup ), masoor dal ( 1/2 cup ), tomato ( 1/3 cup ), capsicum ( 1/4 cup ), carrot ( 1/4 cup ), papaya ( 1/2 cup ), cauliflower ( 1/3 cup ), lemon juice ( 2 tsp ), finely cut coriander leaves ( 1 tbs ), peanuts ( 1/3 cup ), peppercorn ( 1 tsp ), ghee ( 1 tsp ), turmeric , salt.

Preparation: Cut the vegetables into small pieces and keep aside.

Cooking: Wash the dal and transfer to a pressure cooker. Add vegetables, salt and turmeric along with 2 cups water. Allow for 2-3 whistles. Remove from stove and keep aside to cool down a bit.

Dry roast the oats in a pan for 4-5 mins. Keep aside.

Transfer the contents of the pressure cooker to a wok/open vessel. Bring to a boil.

Add the roasted oats in small quantities to the wok and mix well.

Add the ghee to a pan. Add the peppercorn and groundnuts. Roast for 2-3 minutes till the peanuts start crackling .

Transfer to the wok.

Boil the woks contents for another 1-2 mins. Remove from the stove.

Garnish with coriander leaves and lemon juice. Serve hot.

Note : Take care that the kichidi does not boil for more than 5-6 minutes after adding the oats. Also one can add some water when transferring the pressure cooker contents to the wok as the oats will soak up quite a bit of water.


  1. nice and healthy! i make oats khichadi too :)

  2. Wat a guilt free dish, very tempting..

  3. Me to make similar to this sometimes! Good one!

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  5. Hi Vani, Thanks a lot for the encouraging comments..

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