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Oats Khichdi (Oats-Lentil Porridge)

Hearty, comforting and filling oats khichdi is perfect to serve for breakfast, lunch or even dinner.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: andhra
Servings: 34 serving


  • 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 &


  • Cook dal (either masoor or moong) until mushy and keep ready.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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