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Have you heard this quote before “Khichdi ke chaar yaar, dahi, papad, ghee aur achaar!” Khichdi is the ultimate comfort food for many of us and along with curd, papad, ghee, and pickle – it makes for a delicious treat. Khichidi is a one pot dish that is highly nutritious too with the right combination of rice, lentils, vegetables, and spices. The traditional Khichdi recipe comprises rice, lentils (such as yellow moong dal), ghee or oil, cumin seeds, turmeric powder, salt, and water. Lentils and rice are cooked together until soft, then tempered with cumin seeds in ghee or oil for flavor. Optional vegetables and spices like ginger and garlic can be added. Serve hot with a garnish of ghee. But since we are talking about weight loss here, check out these 3 weight loss khichdis to add in your diet from today.

1. Moong Dal and Brown Rice Khichdi:

To prepare Moong Dal and Brown Rice Khichdi, start by rinsing 1 cup of brown rice and 1/2 cup of split yellow moong dal until the water runs clear. In a pressure cooker or large pot, heat 1 tablespoon of ghee or oil and add 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds to splutter. Optionally, sauté chopped vegetables like carrots, peas, or spinach. Then, add the drained rice and dal along with 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder and salt to taste. Pour in enough water (around 3-4 cups) to cover the mixture and cook until soft and mushy, either by pressure cooking for 4-5 whistles or simmering for 30-40 minutes. Adjust the consistency if needed and serve hot with a dollop of ghee. Enjoy this wholesome Moong Dal and Brown Rice Khichdi!

2. Quinoa Vegetable Khichdi:

To prepare Quinoa Vegetable Khichdi, rinse 1 cup of quinoa and chop 1/2 cup of mixed vegetables. In a pan, heat 1 tablespoon of ghee or oil, add 1 teaspoon each of cumin seeds and mustard seeds, then sauté the vegetables until slightly softened. Stir in the quinoa and toast for a few minutes. Add 1/2 teaspoon each of turmeric powder, ground cumin, ground coriander, and salt to taste, mixing well. Pour in around 2 cups of water or vegetable broth, bring to a boil, then simmer covered for 15-20 minutes until the quinoa is cooked and the liquid is absorbed. 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 sauté cumin seeds until they splutter. Add finely chopped onion, ginger-garlic paste, green chili, and tomato, cooking until softened. Stir in turmeric powder, ground cumin, ground coriander, and salt, then add chopped spinach and cook until wilted. Add rolled oats and enough water or vegetable broth to cover, bringing it to a boil before simmering for 5-7 minutes until the oats are cooked and the liquid is absorbed. Adjust seasoning if needed and serve hot.

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