Khichdi: The Ultimate Indian Comfort Food

By Leeya

Khichdi is the all time comfort food. Usually, when my family and I come back from vacation or have an upset stomach, we eat khichdi since it soothes the stomach. It is healthy, easy to make and delicious – It’s just lentils, rice, and spices. If you would like to try this recipe out, follow the recipe below!


  • ½ cup of basmati rice (washed)
  • ½ cup of yellow lentils (washed)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp fresh shredded ginger
  • ¾’s  tsp of tumeric 
  • 1 tablespoon of Ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 clove of garlic chopped
  • ½ an onion chopped
  • 1 green chili pepper chopped
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • Handful of spinach
  • ½ tsp of salt


  1. Add ghee to a medium saucepan.
  2. Add cumin seeds and sauté for a few seconds.
  3. Add onions and chili pepper.
  4. Sauté until slightly brown.
  5. Add garlic and ginger and sauté for a minute.
  6. Add lentils and rice.
  7. Add four cups of water.
  8. Add turmeric and salt and stir.
  9. Bring to a boil.
  10. Cover and simmer on low for 10 minutes.
  11. Add spinach and tomatoes and stir.
  12. Cover for 5 minutes.
  13. Garnish with cilantro and serve hot