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Kathiwadi Khichdi (Vegetable Khichdi)

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Serves: 2 to 4 people

Authenticity Slice

Do not chop veggies too finely or they will turn mushy and spoil the khichadi’s texture.

Trivia Tadka

 Kathiawad is region in Rajasthan and this recipe originated there, hence the name. It is a highly nutritious and flavourful khichdi of rice and vegetables without the dal. It is considered a wholesome meal for every age group.


  • Rice (2 cups)
  • Spring onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • Beans, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • Peas (matar) (1/2 cup)
  • Carrot (gajar), chopped (1)
  • Cauliflower (gobhi), chopped (1/2)
  • Green chillies, chopped (2-4)
  • Garlic, finely chopped (5-6 pods)
  • Asafoetida (hing) (a pinch)
  • MTR Haldi Turmeric Powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Cumin Seeds (jeera) (1/2 tsp)
  • Desi ghee (4 tbsp)
  • Salt (As per taste)


  • In a pressure cooker, heat ghee and then, add hing and jeera. As soon as they start popping, add spring onion, chopped garlic, chopped veggies and green chillies. Sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  • Then, add MTR Haldi Turmeric Powder, salt, washed rice and water to it and mix well.
  • Pressure-cook it through 2-3 whistles.
  • Allow the pressure to escape naturally and then open the lid.
  • Serve hot with a splash of ghee and green chutney and dahi on the side.

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