Sankranti Khichdi

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Makar Sankranti is an Indian festival celebrated in almost all parts of India in lots of cultural forms. In some parts people fly kites and consume til-gur. However in north apart from all this people celebrate it as a harvest festivle and consune khichdi a mix of dal & rice on that day. Here I am sharing a variation of sankranti khichdi. Traditionally it is made from urad chilka or split black gram dal.I am substituting it with moong chilka because it is easy to digest.
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Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Recipe Cuisine Type: Homestyle Cooking, North Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 4


  • 2 cup Rice
  • 1 cup Moong chilka
  • 6 florets Cauliflower
  • 1/4 cup Green Peas
  • 2 tbsp Carrot finally chopped
  • 2 tbsp Green Beans finally chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Ginger finally chopped
  • Green Chillies finally chopped as per taste
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida or heeng heeng
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds or jeera jeera
  • 1 Cardamom or badi black cardomom badi
  • 1/2 stick Dalchini cinemon
  • 2 cloves Cloves[Lavang] 2 lavang
  • 8 Black Pepper Corns or mirch kali mirch khadi
  • 2 leaves Tej Patta bay
  • 1 tbsp Clarified Butter or ghee ghee
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste


  • Soak dal & rice for 30 min. Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan . Add bay leaves ,cumin,cardamom,cloves,pepper corn,cinnamon,hing & cook for 1 min.Add ginger & chili along with other vegetables.Cook covered for 6-7 min. Stir in between.
  • After this the vegetables will be half cooked. Add soaked dal ,rice & salt.Mix well & add a glass of water.Stir well. Cook covered for 8-10 min . If u like your kichdi mushy you can add some more water [1/4-1/2 glass] & cook extra for 2-3 min.
  • Serve hot with raita aur papad of your choice. Pour melted ghee over your khichdi before serving

Recipe Notes

  • you can use urad dal and vegetables of your choice.

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Tanu Nigam
Tanu Nigam

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