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Bhuni Khichadi is a dish that is cooked on Makar Sankranti in most of northern India. From as long as I remember, bhuni khichadi and Chawal ki kheer are two staple dishes Mom used to make for the breakfast on the day of makar Sankranti

Bhuni Khichdi | Khichdi Recipe

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Course: meal, tiffin
Cuisine: Indian, indian cuisine
Keyword: khichdi
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 327kcal
Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • 1 cup chana dal
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 cup Peas Fresh shelled
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 - 2 Star anise
  • to taste salt
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder

For Tempering

  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 2 - 3 red chilli whole
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame seeds


  • Heat ghee in pressure cooker, add mustard seeds cumin seeds, star anise, cloves, cinnamon stick and roast in ghee for a minute.
  • Add chana dal which is already washed and roast it in ghee for 2-3 minutes. Add Green peas and follow it with washed basmati rice.
  • Cook them together dry for 2-3 minutes and add salt, red chilli powder and turmeric powder. Add 4 cups of water and pressure cook for 2 whistles. And let the pressure release before opening the cooker.
  • To prepare tempering take a tadka pan heat 1 tablespoon of ghee and add 2-3 red chillie whole and sesame seeds. Take the pan off from heat when seeds start to splutter and pour this tadka over hot khichadi and serve it immediately.


Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 245mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 556IU | Vitamin C: 65mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 3mg