Peas & Paneer Khichdi


Peas & Paneer Khichdi

Brief: Experience a vibrant and diverse palette of Indian flavors with the nutritious Peas & Paneer Khichdi! This Oriya Jain recipe is simple yet delicious and filled with wholesome ingredients like paneer (Indian cottage cheese), peas, rice, and lentils. A powerful combination that aids in creating an overall well-rounded meal for any occasion. Not only is this humble dish light on the stomach but also lovingly prepared in a single pot for ease and comfort. It’s the perfect express meal that balances taste, health, and simplicity. Cooking at home is now a joy with this versatile and economic recipe that honors traditional Indian practices.


– 1/2 cup basmati rice (cal 205)
– 1/4 cup green peas (cal 62)
– 1/4 cup paneer cubed (cal 89)
– 1/4 cup toor dal (split pigeon peas) (cal 69)
– Salt to taste
– 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (cal 60)
– 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
– A pinch of asafoetida
– 2 green chilies, slit
– 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
– Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing

1. Rinse the rice and dal under running water until water runs clear.
2. In a pressure cooker, add the rinsed dal, rice, peas, and salt. Add 3 cups of water. Cook for 3-4 whistles then let it cool.
3. Heat the oil in a pan. Add the cumin seeds, asafoetida, green chilies. As cumin seeds crackle, add turmeric powder and stir.
4. Add paneer cubes, stir for a few minutes until the paneer is lightly golden.
5. Pour this tempering over the cooked dal, rice, and peas mixture in the cooker.
6. Mix everything well, garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
7. Serve hot with a side of yogurt or pickle, as per your liking.

Enjoy your simple, nutritious Peas, and Paneer Khichdi!

Servings: 1
Total Calories: 485 Calories


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