Brown Rice Khichdi is a bowl of nutrition and comfort. This is a one-pot meal with all the veggies that is quick, tasty and healthy. The veggies and spices give a zesty flavor. Brown rice, lentils, and vegetables come together in a healthy one-pot-meal. You will love it!

You can make this khichdi with different kind of lentils and enjoy something new every day!

Required time: 25-30mins


Brown Rice-1/2cup

Lentil (Green Moong)-1/4 cup

Veggies- Cabbage, Carrots, Onions, Capsicum, Bottle-gourd, Cucumber, Tomatoes, Green Chilies (you can add more veggies if you like)

Salt- as per taste

Turmeric Powder-1-2 teaspoon

Red Chili Powder-as per taste

Mustard Seeds- 1 teaspoon

Cumin seeds- 1 teaspoon

Asafoetida-a pinch

Oil- 1 -2 tablespoon


  1. Wash the rice and lentils under running water and soak in water for at least half an hour.
  2. Chop all the veggies.
  3. Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add asafoetida, mustard seeds, and cumin seeds and as seeds start to crackle, add all the chopped veggies.
  4. Add salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder and sauté the veggies for a while.
  5. Add rice and lentil and add more 1-2 cups of water.
  6. Simmer the flame and let it cook for 20mins.
  7. Once it cools down, mix it well and sprinkle coriander leaves and add lemon juice if you like.
  8. Serve hot with curd or papad and top up with ghee but if you are really conscious about health, avoid ghee.
  9. Enjoy the nutritious yet delicious food!