• Millet Khichadi with lots of veggies

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    Millet Khichadi with lots of veggies
    Prep: 40 min Cook: 45 min Servings: 6
    by Meera Nalavadi
    21 recipes
    A spicy comfort bowl full of healthy millets and veggies, perfect meal on a rainy, cold snowy day!


    • 1 cup millets rinsed
    • 1 cup about 4 oz, yellow or red split lentils
    • 1 medium onion chopped
    • 2 medium-sized carrots diced
    • 1 cup chopped cauliflower
    • 1 cup defrosted peas
    • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
    • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
    • 4 whole cloves and green cardamom, 1 stick cinnamon, 1 bay leaf
    • 2 inch piece minced ginger
    • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
    • 1/2 tsp garam masala
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • salt and pepper
    • 4 cups of water
    • Serve with yogurt and chopped cilantro


    1. 1.In a saute pan warm the oil and add the whole spices: cloves, cardamom, cumin, bay and cinnamon. Stir and add onions.
    2. 2.Saute till onions are translucent. Next add ginger and drop all the veggies. Stir and saute for 4-5 minutes.
    3. 3.Add turmeric and cayenne. Stir
    4. 4.Next add the soaked lentils and millets stir, they should be coated with the spices.
    5. 5.Add the water: 4 cups, bring it to a boil and drop the heat to a simmer for 25-30 minutes.
    6. 6.The millets and lentils should be cooked with a consistency of a risotto.
    7. 7.Serve garnished with chopped cilantro and a dollop of yogurt

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