Millets Khichdi | Kodo Millet Khichdi Recipe

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A comforting and filling millets khichdi made with Kodo millet, moong dal and minimal spices. This is just perfect to finish on cold winter days with a dollop of ghee.

I have had this ack of Kodo millets that needs to be used up soon. That’s when the idea of khichdi came up in existence. I followed my regular moong chilka dal khichdi recipe and made this variation using Kodo millets along with some onions and tomatoes.

I knew I had to improvise the regular khichdi otherwise girls won’t taste it. Thankfully the addition of onions and tomatoes made this khichdi more delicious and girls ate it with so much pleasure.

We, adults, had the khichdi with mint chutney and yoghurt and we all had a satisfying and delicious dinner after a heavy and elaborate weekend lunch.

For me, khichdi is the most comforting one pot meal that I love to make anytime, or some lazy days when I don’t feel like cooking. Whether it is Bajra Khichdi, easy peasy Masala Oats Khichdi, super delicious Toor Dal Khichdi or fasting special Samak ki Khichdi, we just love them all.

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Millets Khichdi

5 from 2 votes
Millets Khichdi
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

A comforting and filling khichdi made with kodo millet, moong dal and minimal spices. This is just perfect to finish on cold winter days with a dollop of ghee.

Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 People
Author: Sapana Behl
  • 1 1/2 cups kodo millet
  • 1/4 cup split yellow moong dal
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 tablespoon ghee+ more to drizzle on top
  • water as required
  1. Wash and soak dal and millets in enough water for about 2 hours. Drain and set aside.

  2. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker and add mustard and cumin seeds. Let the seeds splutter for a minute.

  3. Add ginger garlic âste and saute for a minute then add chopped onions and green chilli.

  4. Saute for few minutes or until onion is light golden in colour.

  5. Add tomatoes, salt, and garam masala. Cook until tomatoes are soft.

  6. Transfer the millets and dal into the cooker and add about 4 cups of water.

  7. Cook for 3-4 whistles in the pressure cooker.  Turn off the heat and wait until the pressure is released from cooker.

  8. Serve hot drizzled with dollops of ghee.

Recipe Notes

If you want you may skip adding tomatoes but I liked this khichdi with tomatoes.

You may also add turmeric to add that yellow colour and flavour.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 bowl
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 376 Calories from Fat 95.4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.6g 16%
Saturated Fat 4.5g 23%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 16mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 60.4g 20%
Dietary Fiber 7.9g 32%
Sugars 1.8g
Protein 9.7g 19%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Serve immediately.



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Sapana Behl

13 comments on “Millets Khichdi | Kodo Millet Khichdi Recipe”

  1. Vaishali says:

    The Khichadi looks awesome , perfect comfort food . I make so many varieties but somehow never blogged them !

  2. Such a comforting and nutritious khichdi, i do this khichdi often, what a filling meal.

  3. Perfect and healthy … Makes it a comfort food..

  4. Kochi is a great vehicle to try out new grains and this is definitely a winner. Looks so loevely.

  5. Khichdi is my all time favorite comfort food. I can finish this plate in minutes 🙂
    BTW..What is kodo millet called in hindi. I tried to find on google and came to know that it is grown in India too.

  6. Sushma says:

    The khichidi looks perfect. Healthy and comfort food.

  7. Priya says:

    looks very tempting sapna. surely going to try this khichdi.

  8. Pavani says:

    That is such a comforting and nourishing bowl of khichdi. Love the use of millets in there.

  9. harini says:

    I agree khichdi in any form is very comforting and my go-to dish. I am pretty sure this kodo millet khichdi will be just as comforting.

  10. Jayashree says:

    The kichdi looks so wholesome and filling.

  11. Sowmya says:

    We love millets khichadi too…yours looks flavorful and delicious!

  12. sapana, all i want now is this khicdi with lots of ghee on top, such a soothing meal ! I make khicdi almost everyday for my afternoon meal!
    Simple, warm and comforting meal!

  13. i loved khichdi so much when Ihad it but am yet to make it at home myself. This looks so good

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