Cook's Hideout: Brown Rice – Puy Lentil Khichdi

June 10, 2008

Brown Rice – Puy Lentil Khichdi

This is my twist on classic moong dal khichdi and it was really really good. Puy lentils or French lentils are nutty and flavorful. They don’t have to be soaked before hand and their cooking time is same as brown rice.
You can definitely make this in the pressure cooker, but I prefer the closed pot cooking method.

Brown Rice – 1 cup
Puy Lentils/ French lentils – ½ cup
Ginger – 1” piece, minced fine
Onion – 1 small, chopped
Green chilies – 3
Red Chilies – 2
Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
Salt & Pepper – to taste

  • Heat 2 tsp oil in a heavy bottom pan, add cumin seeds, red chilies, ginger and sauté for few second.
  • Add onions and chilies; sauté for couple of minutes.
  • Add rice, lentils, salt and pepper along with 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and cook covered for 25-30 minutes.
  • Serve hot with raita.


  1. This is a reall healthy plate of food

  2. very healthy kichidi pavani

  3. so healthy and yummm..looks so wholesome and filling :)..loved it.

  4. Never tried cooking with brown rice, this looks inviting enough. Thank you for sharing

  5. I love brown rice, and pairing it with masoor is a nice idea, Thanks for sharing!

  6. That's a nice twist. Good one...

  7. Ooooh!! I am drooling! Very nice creation.

  8. Wonderful idea !! I use brown rice a lot so maybe one of these days I will try this dish

  9. Another recipe to add to my rosematta rice collection....thanks!

  10. Nice and healthy entry Pavani

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