Meetha Khichdi or khechudi is very popular dish in Orissa which is known as Odisha also. This time i shared sweeter version of khichdi from Orissa region which made with rice, yellow lentils, whole spices and sugar. It is generally served during special occasions or festive time. Mitha khechudi is served with load of desi ghee and grated coconut as parsadam.
Khechudi is very popular in Odisha. The varieties of khechidi in Odisha include adahengu khechidi (ginger-asafoetida khichdi), moong dal khichdi, etc. Adahengu khechidi is a popular dish in the Jagannath Temple, as well. At home, moong dal khechudi and other khechidis are served with papad, pickle, curd, aaloo bharta, or baigan bharta, raita, dalma, and chutney.
Rice is the staple food of this region. Mustard oil is used in some dishes as the cooking medium, but ghee (made of cow’s milk) is preferred in temples. In old times food was traditionally served on banana leaves or disposable plates made of sal leaves.
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1 Cup Rice (small grains)
1/2 Cup Yellow Split Gram (Moong Dal)
1/4 Cup Grated Coconut
1 Small Bay Leaf
2 Green Cardamoms
3-4 Black Peppercorns
3 Tbsps. Sugar
2 Tbsps. Ghee
Salt to Taste
Pinch of Turmeric Powder
How to Make Sweet or Mitha Khichdi:
Roast the moong dal in a dry pan till to golden brown and keep aside in separate plate. Wash and clean the rice in water and keep aside. Heat the ghee in pressure cooker. Add bayleaf, cloves, cardamom, peppercorns and saute till to aroma gets. Add moong dal and rice and saute in ghee for 1 minutes. Add salt, sugar, turmeric powder and 3 cups of water and mix well. Add grated coconut and mix well. Cover with lid and cook till to soft or 2-3 whistles. Garnish with nuts and grated coconut and serve hot.
Odia Meetha Khechudi Recipe
Meetha Khichdi or khechudi is very popular dish in Orissa which made with rice, yellow lentils, whole spices and sugar.
- 1 Cup Rice small grains
- 1/2 Cup Yellow Split Gram Moong Dal
- 1/4 Cup Grated Coconut
- 1 Small BayLeaf
- 2 Cloves
- 2 Green Cardamoms
- 3-4 Black Peppercorns
- 3 Tbsps. Sugar
- 2 Tbsps. Ghee
- Salt to Taste
- Pinch Turmeric Powder
Roast the moong dal in a dry pan till to golden brown and keep aside in separate plate.
Wash and clean the rice in water and keep aside.
Heat the ghee in pressure cooker.
Add bayleaf, cloves, cardamom, peppercorns and saute till to aroma gets.
Add moong dal and rice and saute in ghee for 1 minutes.
Add salt, sugar, turmeric powder and 3 cups of water and mix well.
Add grated coconut and mix well.
Cover with lid and cook till to soft or 2-3 whistles.
Garnish with nuts and grated coconut and serve hot.
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10 thoughts on “Odia Meetha Khechudi Recipe”
Interesting addition of coconut in khichdi. Good pick from Odisha.
Coconut and other spices.. must be really delicious.. yummy share..
This sweet version of kichdi looks delicious. Sounds like pongal recipe with a twist.
Khichid looks absolutely delicious. Rose petals have given a lovely looks to the dish .
The bay leaf addition to sweet khechdii or kheer seems to be a signature style of Odiya cuisine. Meetha khechudi sounds really yum to my sweet loving palate. 🙂
I have tried this meetha rice from Odisha and we really enjoyed them , the addition of coconut sounds so delicious , would love to make this all over again .
Though I am not so fond of sweet rice dishes, this one sounds like a great one to make when you are exploring cuisines.
A great pick from Odisha and also for the alphabet O. It reminded me of the sweet pongal that we make here. Love how the cuisines are intertwined.
The odia meetha khechudi looks delicious. You have come up with good picks for difficult letters.
Bya leaf and coconut in Khichdo must have enchanced tje flavours of this Khichdi.. Lovely share.