Oats Khichdi

Oats Khichdi

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A garlic-infused khichdi that is sure to draw you to the table! With fibre-rich oats and protein-rich moong dal, this low-glycemic index meal is ideal for weight watchers too. Interestingly, this easy-to-make Oats Khichdi makes use of minimal ingredients, as garlic and green chillies do the flavouring job quite well by themselves, without any help from other spices! Enjoy this wholesome one dish meal fresh off the stove, with a cup of fresh low-fat curds.

Oats Khichdi recipe - How to make Oats Khichdi

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 2 servings
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1/2 cup quick cooking rolled oats
2 tbsp yellow moong dal (split yellow gram) , washed and drained
1 1/2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp green chilli paste
1 tsp garlic (lehsun) paste
a pinch of turmeric powder (haldi)
salt to taste

For Serving
low-fat curd

  1. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker, add the green chilli paste, garlic paste and turmeric powder and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. Add the oats and yellow moong dal and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes
  3. Add 1½ cups of hot water and salt, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  4. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  5. Serve immediately with low-fat curds.

Handy tip:

    Handy tip:
  1. Serving this khichdi immediately is important to avoid it being lumpy and sticky.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy157 cal
Protein6.6 g
Carbohydrates20.7 g
Fiber3.1 g
Fat5.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium3.8 mg
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Oats Khichdi
 on 21 Oct 19 12:43 PM

Thank you for this recipe. Oats and Dhal! What a lovely combination! And a dish that should help me with my diabetes, weight and love of kichidi and pongal. I cannot wait to try this out.
Tarla Dalal
21 Oct 19 02:36 PM
   Thanks Bigem, this is a super healthy recipe which we make very often. Perfect for diabetics and i would suggest to use peanut oil for the recipe.
Oats Khichdi
 on 13 Mar 17 08:13 AM

Thanks for sharing these ibs recipes
Tarla Dalal
14 Mar 17 08:38 AM
   Hi Smital, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
Oats Khichdi
 on 11 Jul 15 10:58 AM

Yummmm, is what my colleague payal says... She makes it quite often... I am going to give it a try as well.
Oats Khichdi
 on 27 Jul 12 02:08 PM

Oats khichdi is very healthy and easy to make...the garlic gives a nice flavour to this khichdi....it is best for diabetic people as there is no rice used in this recipe....Must try !