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Blogging Marathon# 57: Week 4/ Day 1

Theme: Kid’s Delight — Cooking with Whole grains

Dish: Oats Khichdi

We are starting a new week of blogging marathon and my theme for theme this week is Kid’s Delight — Cooking with Whole grains‘ being hosted by lovely Kalyani @ the sizzling tastebuds. Kid’s Delight event is a brainchild of Valli.

Coming up with kid approved whole grain dishes was not easy as I thought it would be. My kids are a little picky and I have blogged about most of the whole grain dishes that they eat. So coming up with new ones was a good exercise for the brain. I cook/ bake with brown rice, quinoa, wholewheat flour etc., and they eat most of what I serve.

Idea for this Oats khichdi came from a Telugu cooking show. In the original recipe, the chef used mixed greens in the dish, but I have tried variations with mixed vegetables, just corn, tomato. I was surprised that my picky son came back for seconds whenever I make this dish. So it is a big hit in my house. Serve it for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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Oats Khichdi (Oats-Lentil Porridge) Yum
Hearty, comforting and filling oats khichdi is perfect to serve for breakfast, lunch or even dinner.
Oats Khichdi (Oats-Lentil Porridge)
Course breakfast
Cuisine andhra
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Oats
  • ½ cup Masoor Dal Moong dal (red lentil) or
  • 1 Ginger " - piece, chopped
  • 1 cup Veggies of choice - (potatoes, corn, carrot, green beans, green peas, spinach, methi, tomato etc)
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric
  • 2 Chilies Green - slit
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • ¼ tsp Asafoetida
  • 8 ~ 10 Curry leaves
  • to taste Salt Pepper &
Course breakfast
Cuisine andhra
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Oats
  • ½ cup Masoor Dal Moong dal (red lentil) or
  • 1 Ginger " - piece, chopped
  • 1 cup Veggies of choice - (potatoes, corn, carrot, green beans, green peas, spinach, methi, tomato etc)
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric
  • 2 Chilies Green - slit
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • ¼ tsp Asafoetida
  • 8 ~ 10 Curry leaves
  • to taste Salt Pepper &
Oats Khichdi (Oats-Lentil Porridge)
Instructions
  1. Cook dal (either masoor or moong) until mushy and keep ready.
  2. Heat 1tbsp oil/ ghee in a large pan, add cumin seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves. Once the seeds change color, add ginger, green chilies and cook for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the veggies and saute till tender, about 8~10 minutes depending on the veggies used. Par cooking the veggies in the microwave is a great option to expedite the cooking process.
  4. Once the veggies are cooked, add 1½cups of water and bring to a boil (add more water if you want a soupy khichdi). Add the oats, lower the heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer the khichdi until oats are cooked, about 6~8 minutes.
  5. Stir in the cooked dal, turmeric, salt and pepper. Cook for 5 more minutes. Add some water if the mixture looks too thick. Serve warm with a dollop of ghee on top.
Recipe Notes

Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 57.

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12 thoughts on “Oats Khichdi (Oats-Lentil Porridge)”

  1. As you mentioned, I can have it for any meal of the day. Nice to know your picky eater at home comes back for second serving whenever you make it.

  2. Pavani, I rarely prefer eating kichidi ….but you’ve made it so healthy and wholesome and the pictures are just so tempting. I want to make it as soon as possible. Jayanthi(sizzlingveggies)

  3. You have made a wholesome meal there, Pavani and you are lucky that your kids eat it. My daughter disappears when she hears the words khichdi or pongal. 🙂

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