Manipuri Khichdi Recipe

Manipuri Khichdi recipe is simple and healthy recipe which made with rice, dal and peanuts. 

Course Rice
Cuisine Manipuri
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3 People
Author Preeti Garg


  • 1 Cup Basmati Rice
  • 1/4 Cup Yellow Pigeon lentil Toor Dal
  • 1 Small Onion Chopped
  • 1 Tsp. Ginger and Garlic Paste
  • 1 Tsp. Cumin Seeds
  • 2 Tbsps. Peanuts Fried
  • 2 Green Cardamoms
  • 2-3 Cloves
  • 1 Small Bayleaf
  • 2 Whole Red Chilies
  • 2 Tbsps. Oil
  • 1/2 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
  • Salt to Taste


  1. Wash and soak the rice and dal for 15 minutes.
  2. Drain the whole water and transfer into pressure cooker with 3 cups of water, salt and turmeric powder.
  3. Cover with lid and cook till to soft or 3-4 whistles.
  4. Heat the ghee in non-stick pan, add bayleaf, cumin seeds, cloves, red chilies, cardamom and saute few seconds.
  5. Add green chilies, garlic and ginger paste and saute again few seconds.
  6. Add chopped onion and fry till to golden brown.

  7. Add this masala and peanuts into the khichdi and cook for 4-5 minutes more. Mix well.
  8. Serve this khichdi with Ooti and papad.