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Oats Khichdi

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Adjust Servings:
1/4 cup moong dal or yellow split mung beans
1/2 cup oats
1/2-3/4 cup mix vegetables – chopped
2 tbsp onion
1 small tomato deseeded
1 3/4 - 2 cups water
Tempering for oats khichdi
1 tbsp ghee/oil
1/2 tsp cumin/jeera
1/2 tsp ginger grated – crushed
1 green chili slit
salt as needed
1/8 tsp turmeric
pinch of asafetida

Nutritional information

329 kcal
51.41 g
12.31 g
18.02 g
72 mg
0 mg

Oats Khichdi

  • Veg
  • 30 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy


  • Tempering for oats khichdi


There are many reasons for eating oats khichdi; it is high in energy, easy to make, tasty, and requires only a few simple ingredients. Khichdi is considered to be great baby food due to its porridge type nature; the oats just improve this aspect, making it more akin to oatmeal. Khichdi is already an extremely easy to prepare dish, but with this cooking method it’s even easier. Thanks to this you will be able to make this wonderful khichdi for breakfast without having to waste any time in the morning.

Health Benefits

Khichdi is basically a type of Indian porridge made from a combination of lentils and rice. Like most porridges it has a lot of health benefits. Eating khichdi can help your body drastically decrease blood sugar levels. One study suggests that the lentils in khichdi can decrease your body’s blood glucose levels by more than 20%. This can also help improve how your body handles carbohydrates which ultimately will benefit diabetics. The lentils in khichdi are also great for boosting heart health.

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How to make Oats Khichdi Recipe

  • Wash and soak moong dal in water.
  • Wash and chop veggies.

Make oats khichdi

  • Coat the pressure cooker with ghee.
  • Add cumin and heat till it begins to sizzle.
  • Add ginger and chilitill it turnsaromatic.
  • Add asafetida.
  • Add all the veggies and sauté for about 2-3 mins.
  • Drain the water from dal and pour the dal into the pot.
    • Cook for 2 -3 minsor until the dal turns aromatic.
  • Add oatmeal, salt and turmeric.
    • Cook for around 2 mins.
  • Pour water into the cooker.
    • NOTE: Adjust the water quantity to make the dal more mushy or grainy.
  • Cook for one whistle on a medium flame.


The first oat bread factory was made in England in 1899.

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