3 Weight Loss Khichdis To Add in Your Diet

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Have you ever heard this saying, “Khichidi ke chaar yaar, dahi, papad, ghee aur achar!” Khichdi is the ultimate comfort food for many of us, and paired with curd, papad, ghee and pickles, it makes for a delicious snack. Khichdi is a nutritious one-pot dish with the right combination of rice, lentils, vegetables and spices. The traditional khichdi recipe consists of rice, lentils (such as yellow moong dal), ghee or oil, cumin seeds, turmeric powder, salt, and water. Cook the lentils and rice together until tender, then add some cumin seeds in ghee or oil for added flavor. You can optionally add vegetables and spices such as ginger or garlic. Serve hot with ghee. But since we’re talking about weight loss here, check out these 3 weight loss khichdi to add to your diet starting today.

3 weight loss khichdi to add to your diet

1. Moong Dal and Brown Rice Khichdi:

To prepare moong dal and brown rice khichdi, first wash 1 cup of brown rice and 1/2 cup of divided yellow moong dal until the water runs clear. In a pressure cooker or large pot, heat 1 tablespoon of ghee or oil, add 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds and splurge. If desired, sauté chopped vegetables such as carrots, peas, and spinach. Next, add the drained rice and dal, add 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder and salt to taste. Pour enough water to cover the mixture (about 3-4 cups) and pressure cook 4-5 times or simmer for 30-40 minutes until soft and mushy. Adjust the consistency as required, add a little ghee and serve hot. Enjoy our healthy moong dal and brown rice khichdi!

2. Quinoa vegetable khichdi:

To prepare quinoa vegetable khichdi, wash 1 cup of quinoa and chop 1/2 cup of mixed vegetables. Heat 1 tablespoon of ghee or oil in a frying pan, add 1 teaspoon each of cumin seeds and mustard seeds, and fry until the vegetables are slightly soft. Add the quinoa, stir and toast for a few minutes. Add 1/2 teaspoon each of turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, and salt to taste and mix well. Pour in about 2 cups of water or vegetable stock, bring to a boil, and simmer, covered, until the quinoa is cooked through and the liquid is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves and lemon juice if desired before serving. Also Read: “8 High Protein Dals and Pulses for Weight Loss”

3. Oats and spinach khichdi:

To prepare oats and spinach khichdi, heat ghee or oil in a pan and fry the cumin seeds until they splutter. Add finely chopped onions, ginger-garlic paste, green chillies and tomatoes and cook until soft. Add turmeric powder, cumin, coriander and salt, mix, add chopped spinach and cook until wilted. Add the rolled oats and enough water or vegetable stock to cover, bring to a boil and simmer until the oats are cooked through and the liquid is absorbed, 5 to 7 minutes. Adjust seasonings as needed and serve hot.

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