Odia Meetha Khechudi Recipe

Meetha Khichdi or khechudi is very popular dish in Orissa which is known as Odisha also. This time i shared sweeter version of khichdi from Orissa region which made with rice, yellow lentils, whole spices and sugar. It is generally served during special occasions or festive time. Mitha khechudi is served with load of desi ghee and grated coconut as parsadam.

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Khechudi is very popular in Odisha. The varieties of khechidi in Odisha include adahengu khechidi (ginger-asafoetida khichdi), moong dal khichdi, etc. Adahengu khechidi is a popular dish in the Jagannath Temple, as well. At home, moong dal khechudi and other khechidis are served with papad, pickle, curd, aaloo bharta, or baigan bharta, raita, dalma, and chutney.

Rice is the staple food of this region. Mustard oil is used in some dishes as the cooking medium, but ghee (made of cow’s milk) is preferred in temples. In old times food was traditionally served on banana leaves or disposable plates made of sal leaves.

 

Try some other khichdi recipe here: Manipuri Khichdi, Amish Khichdi, Ja Doi, Balaee Khichdi and More.

 

 

Ingredients

1 Cup Rice (small grains)

1/2 Cup Yellow Split Gram (Moong Dal)

1/4 Cup Grated Coconut

1 Small Bay Leaf

2 Cloves

2 Green Cardamoms

3-4 Black Peppercorns

3 Tbsps. Sugar

2 Tbsps. Ghee

Salt to Taste

Pinch of Turmeric Powder

 

How to Make Sweet or Mitha Khichdi:

Roast the moong dal in a dry pan till to golden brown and keep aside in separate plate. Wash and clean the rice in water and keep aside. Heat the ghee in pressure cooker. Add bayleaf, cloves, cardamom, peppercorns and saute till to aroma gets. Add moong dal and rice and saute in ghee for 1 minutes. Add salt, sugar, turmeric powder and 3 cups of water and mix well. Add grated coconut and mix well. Cover with lid and cook till to soft or 2-3 whistles. Garnish with nuts and grated coconut and serve hot.

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Odia Meetha Khechudi Recipe

Meetha Khichdi or khechudi is very popular dish in Orissa which made with rice, yellow lentils, whole spices and sugar. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Orissa
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 People
Author Preeti Garg

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Rice small grains
  • 1/2 Cup Yellow Split Gram Moong Dal
  • 1/4 Cup Grated Coconut
  • 1 Small BayLeaf
  • 2 Cloves
  • 2 Green Cardamoms
  • 3-4 Black Peppercorns
  • 3 Tbsps. Sugar
  • 2 Tbsps. Ghee
  • Salt to Taste
  • Pinch Turmeric Powder

Instructions

  1. Roast the moong dal in a dry pan till to golden brown and keep aside in separate plate.

  2.  Wash and clean the rice in water and keep aside.

  3. Heat the ghee in pressure cooker.
  4. Add bayleaf, cloves, cardamom, peppercorns and saute till to aroma gets.
  5. Add moong dal and rice and saute in ghee for 1 minutes.
  6. Add salt, sugar, turmeric powder and 3 cups of water and mix well.
  7. Add grated coconut and mix well.
  8. Cover with lid and cook till to soft or 2-3 whistles.
  9. Garnish with nuts and grated coconut and serve hot.

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