Thursday, 11 December 2014

Brown Rice Khichidi

        Brown rice is also called 'unpolished rice' and is brown in color. Brown rice is believed to be more nutritious as compared to white rice as, there are many nutrients in the brown layer that normally get taken off in the polishing process.It is a very easy and simple dish made with brown rice and moong dal. It’s again tempered with some spices.I make it this way whenever I am bored with plain brown rice. It’s made just as I make it with white rice. I added many veggies, coz I like it this way. I like it to this with any curry or even with just pickle. It tastes just as yummy
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Prep time

Cook time


15 mins

20 mins

4 persons


Cuisine:  Indian (Breakfast)






Option 1:

When you cook brown rice, you would need to soak it in water for around 25 minutes to 30 minutes before doing the normal cooking process. Pressure cook the rice along with the moong dal.It will take longer time for the brown rice to cook.


After done, cool down and blend it in the mixer (just one blend will do).I wanted to blend the brown rice coz the granules will be bigger in size.


Option 2:

Grind the brown rice in mixie coarsely and keep it aside. (Don’t grind it Powderly).You can save time by this method. Do the seasonings and follow the same procedure for this method.

1. Heat oil in a kadai, add cinnamon stick and cloves. Once they pops out add the chopped onion, green chillies and tomatoes. Add chopped vegetables and grated ginger into it.Cover with lid and cook it.


2. Once the vegetables cooked well add water and salt, let the water to boil. Add the rice and pressure cook it .Kachadi is now ready to serve.

3. It can be served with sambar/chutney.

Served with

Keerai kulambu

Avakaya or mango pickle.


Adding green chillies will do for this khichidi.Addition of red chili powder is not that necessary.I wanted it very spicy coz brown rice will have  no taste by  nature.


Benefits of brown rice

The health benefits of high fiber content foods are numerous, it reduces the possibility of heart diseases, helps avoid abrupt spikes in sugar levels, helps digestion and reduces constipation etc. Some medical tests have indicated that the health benefits of brown rice could include controlling high blood pressure. Besides high fiber content, brown rice also contains other nutrients like, B vitamins, manganese, selenium and iron.


  1. Kichadi looks great ..Healthy n comforting one .

  2. i never tried becoz some one told me that brown rice takes lots time for soaking :) its indeed nutrition!

  3. healthy one with brown rice and veggies.

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  4. A very healthy and tasty dish done beautifully!!



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