Millet Lentil Khichari

Millet Lentil Khichari

Recipe yield: 6 servings*

* Per serving: Calories: 263 Carbs: 46.4 gm Protein: 12 gm Fat:3.7 gm

Ingredients & Materials:

  1 cup Masoor Dal (Red Lentils)

1 cup Millets

1 cup chopped raw organic spinach

½ cup raw onion

2 teaspoon Oil

4-6 cups water

½ teaspoon turmeric

½ teaspoon cumin seeds

Cilantro for garnish

Pinch of Salt

1 large saucepan

1 lid to cover

1 ladle



Cooking Method:                         Prep Time: 10 minutes                                Cooking time: 30 minutes

  1. Soak Masoor Dal (Lentils) and Millets in water separately for 1 hour before using. **Tip: Soaking helps with faster cooking ! Next wash and rinse Masoor Dal and Millets and keep aside.
  2. Next put the sauce pan on the stove, keep the heat on medium. Add Oil of choice ! **Tip: You can substitute oil with ghee as per your choice !
  3. Next add Cumin seeds, followed by turmeric.
  4. Make sure the spices don’t burn. Reduce the heat to low if needed.
  5. Add diced onion and saute it. Let it cook for couple of minutes. Next add chopped spinach and saute.
  6. Next add Masoor dal and Millets, salt to taste and mix well.
  7. Add 4 cups water and let it come to a boil. Cover the saucepan with the lid, reduce the heat to low. Watch for the water content. After cooking on low for 20 mins, open the lid and gently stir.
  8. Check if Masoor dal and Millets are cooked, if not add 1 cup water, cover and cook until Masoor Dal and Millets cook completely. The khichari consistency should be close to a rice casserole.
  9. Garnish with cilantro on top.
  10. Serve hot yummy khichari with steamed vegetables or with coconut chutney for added flavor.


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