Nutritious Jowar Vegetable Khichdi


  • 2 cups jowar, soaked overnight
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 1 tbsp chopped ginger
  • 1 tbsp chopped green chilies
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 8-10 curry leaves
  • 3-4 whole red chilies
  • Chopped coriander
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Assorted vegetables (carrots, peas, cauliflower, bell peppers), chopped


  1. Pressure Cook Jowar:
    • Rinse the soaked jowar thoroughly.
    • In a pressure cooker, add the soaked jowar along with 4 cups of water.
    • Pressure cook for 5-6 whistles or until the jowar is well-cooked and soft.
  2. Roast Peanuts:
    • In a separate pan, roast the peanuts in a little oil until they turn golden brown. Set aside.
  3. Prepare Vegetables:
    • Heat oil in a pan.
    • Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, whole red chilies, and curry leaves. Allow them to splutter.
    • Add chopped ginger and green chilies. Sauté for a minute.
    • Add assorted vegetables and cook until they are slightly tender.
  4. Combine Ingredients:
    • Once the vegetables are cooked, add the cooked jowar to the pan.
    • Add salt, red chili powder, and roasted peanuts. Mix well.
  5. Final Touches:
    • Cook for a few more minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
    • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  6. Serve:
    • Once done, transfer the Jowar Vegetable Khichdi to a serving bowl.
    • Squeeze some fresh lemon juice on top for an extra burst of flavor.
    • Serve hot and enjoy the nutritious and delicious khichdi!

This Nutritious Jowar Vegetable Khichdi is a perfect blend of flavors and textures, providing a wholesome and satisfying meal for any occasion.

Benefits of This Recipe:

  1. Rich in Nutrients: Jowar, peanuts, and vegetables provide a balanced mix of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, promoting overall health and well-being.
  2. High in Fiber: The combination of jowar, peanuts, and vegetables offers a generous amount of dietary fiber, aiding digestion, and promoting satiety.
  3. Vegetarian Protein Source: Peanuts add plant-based protein to the dish, making it suitable for vegetarians and ensuring a complete meal.
  4. Versatile and Customizable: You can customize this recipe by adding your choice of vegetables, such as carrots, peas, cauliflower, or bell peppers, according to taste and preference.
  5. Delicious and Comforting: The blend of spices and herbs lends a delightful flavor to the khichdi, making it a comforting and satisfying meal for the entire family.

Nutritive Value (per serving):

  • Calories: Approximately 380 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 45 grams
  • Protein: 14 grams
  • Fat: 20 grams
  • Fiber: 9 grams
  • Iron: 3 mg
  • Calcium: 70 mg

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