Balaee Khichdi

Balaee khichdi is very delicious and healthy recipe. To make this recipe you have to cook the rice and black chickpeas together in buttermilk and spices. 

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Preeti Garg


  • 1 Cup Rice
  • 1/2 Cup Black Chickpeas Kala Chana
  • 3 Cups Buttermilk
  • 1 Large Onion Sliced
  • 1 Tsp. Cumin Seeds
  • 2 Tsp. Coriander Seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp. Fenugreek Seeds
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1/2 Tsp. Red Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
  • 2 Tsp. Desi Ghee


  1. Wash and Soak the chana in water for atleast 7-8 hours or overnight. Cook in pressure cooker till to 4-5 whistles.

  2. Wash and Soak the rice in water for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Drain the water and keep aside the rice and chana both.
  4. Dry roast the cumin seeds, coriander seeds and fenugreek seeds till to brown and keep aside to cool.
  5. Grind them together in mixer till to fine powder.
  6. Heat the ghee in heavy bottom pan,
  7. Add onion and saute till to golden brown.
  8. Now add the masala powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder and salt and mix well.
  9. Add rice and kala chana and mix well.
  10. Add buttermilk and mix well.
  11. Cover the pan with lid and cook on medium flame till to cook. 

  12. Serve hot balaee with extra dollop of ghee and curd.