Shahi Khichdi | Royal Mixed Vegetable Khichdi

Shahi Khichdi

Shahi Khichdi is a rich preparation with rice, mixed lentils, and vegetables along with various roasted nuts included. This is a one pot meal even and very quick to make, even though it has a long ingredient list.

I made not of this from Viji’s space where she talks about this being the North Indian version of a royal feast and not our South Indian version of Kichidi. In the South, we call the upma made with semolina and mixed veggies as Kichidi. Whereas in North India, the gooey mix of rice and lentils along with spices, lentils, and vegetables is called as Khichdi.

Coming to this recipe, her North Indian friend called this as Shahi because of the rich ingredients included in it. The ingredient list is quite long, though the procedure is very simple as everything is dumped into a pressure cooker and cooked to a soft texture. The final garnish of roasted nuts was a real feast. I served it with Pickle.

Shahi Khichdi is my choice for S in the AtoZ Biryani/Pulao/Khichdi Festival that’s happening for the April Mega Marathon, where I have opted to make 26 Rice dishes. If you are interested to know what I am doing for S in C4AS, go ahead check it out!Shahi Khichdi

A to Z Biryani/Pulao/Khichadi Festival!

A for Amritsari Wadi ki Biryani
B for Badshahi Pulao
C for Chak Angouba
D for Doddapatre Soppina Chitranna
E for Eerulli Chitranna
F for Fada ni khichdi
G for Goli Bhaat
H for Holud Mishti Pulao
I for Iyengar Style Vendhaya Keerai Sadam
J for Jackfruit Biryani
K for Kathal Biryani
L for Lima Beans Biryani
M for Moti Pulao
N for Navratan Pulao
O for Orange Pulao
P for Parda Biryani
Q for Qubooli Biryani
R for Ram Pulao

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Shahi Vegetable Khichdi

Shahi Khichdi | Royal Mixed Vegetable Khichdi

Ingredients Needed:

1 cup Basmati Rice
3/4 cup Toor Dal
1/4 cup Chana Dal
1/2 cup Split Yellow Moong Dal
1/4 cup Masoor Dal
Salt to taste

Vegetables Used:

1/2 cup Onions
2 to 3 Green Chillies
1 cup Potato
1/2 cup Carrot
3/4 cup Peas
1/2 cup Cauliflower Florets

For Tempering:

1 tbsp Cooking Oil
2 tsp Ghee
1 Black Cardamom
3 to 4 Cloves
2 Green Cardamom
1 inch Cinnamon
2 small Bay leaf

Spice Powders

1 tsp Red Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
1/4 tsp Amchur Powder
A Pinch Turmeric powder

To garnish finally
Handful Cashew Nuts
5 to 6 Almonds
Handful Coriander Leaves

How to make Shahi Khichdi

Wash and soak the dals and rice together for 15 minutes. Drain and keep it ready.
Wash and chop the veggies into bite size pieces.
In the pressure cooker take oil and ghee. Temper as given.
Add onions, veggies, and spices one after the other.
Next, add the spice powders, combine well.
Drain the rice and dals, add 5 cups water and salt to taste.
Put the weight and cook for 3 whistles.
Let the pressure goes. Mix well and garnish as given.

Notes:
I skipped cauliflower in all the khichdis that I have made till date as I didn’t’ think we would like the cauliflower taste in a khichdi

Shahi Kichidi

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Shahi Khichdi | Royal Mixed Vegetable Khichdi
Shahi Khichdi is a rich preparation with rice, mixed lentils, and vegetables along with various roasted nuts included. This is a one pot meal even and very quick to make, even though it has a long ingredient list.
Shahi Khichdi
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Cuisine North Indian
By Cook Method Pressure Cooker
Occasion Weekend Special
Keyword One Pot Meal
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Ingredients
Vegetables Used:
For Tempering:
Spice Powders
To garnish finally
Cuisine North Indian
By Cook Method Pressure Cooker
Occasion Weekend Special
Keyword One Pot Meal
Servings
Ingredients
Vegetables Used:
For Tempering:
Spice Powders
To garnish finally
Shahi Khichdi
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Instructions
  1. Wash and soak the dals and rice together for 15 minutes. Drain and keep it ready.
  2. Wash and chop the veggies into bite size pieces.
  3. In the pressure cooker take oil and ghee. Temper as given.
  4. Add onions, veggies, and spices one after the other.
  5. Next, add the spice powders, combine well.
  6. Drain the rice and dals, add 5 cups water and salt to taste.
  7. Put the weight and cook for 3 whistles.
  8. Let the pressure goes. Mix well and garnish as given.
Recipe Notes

I skipped cauliflower in all the khichdis that I have made till date as I didn’t’ think we would like the cauliflower taste in a khichdi

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8 comments

  1. I thought of trying a version of Shahi khichdi though I didn’t do any research as what it is. Sounds simple enough to prepare and really sounds shahi with all that nuts’ garnish and the flavors coming from spices used both in whole and ground forms.

  2. The first time someone called Upma a Khichadi I was quite shocked , but later read on it . For the North Indians yes , it is rice and daal . Vegetables have come in now – for the health element .
    The shahi Khichadi is indeed shahi with vegetables and nuts , sounds so wholesome and delicious with a mix of different dals and rice . Good pick Valli !

  3. Shahi khichid looks absolutely royal as the name says. That’s a delicious one pot meanwith veggies, nuts make a great garnish to the dish

  4. Wow! With all the nuts and spices and the mixture of dals, I am sure it is really shahi. I love these one-pot meals, takes so much pressure off, right?

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