Little Millet Vegetable Khichdi

BM #68 Day 8 - 

This one pot meal was a delight for me as I had to quickly cook lunch just for me and took that opportunity to make this khichdi. My husband is not too fond of such soft and mushy foods and so it was a win-win for me. 

To be honest, I shared a small portion with him which he tasted gladly but he asked me not to ask for his review. I knew what he would say and so I told him that his preferences were pretty clear to me :).

Ingredients - 

Little Millet 1/2 cup
Moong Dal 1/4 cup
Mixed Vegetables as needed (I added a handful of carrot and peas)
Salt, Turmeric and Green chili as needed
Seasoning (Oil 1 tsp, Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp, Asafotida, curry leaves few, Cashew bits)

Little Millet Vegetable Khichdi

Method Of Preparation -

In a heated pan (Pressure cooker pan is perfect), add oil and the rest of the seasoning. 

Add in the moong dal and saute for a minute or two. Add in the little millet, vegetables, salt, turmeric and green chili.

Add about 1 1/2 cups of water or more if you prefer a runnier version of the pongal. Cover and let it cook for 15-20 minutes or until the water is all absorbed and the mixture is cooked through. [ If using a pressure cooker, cook for 2 hisses and wait until it cools down].

Remove and garnish with roasted cashews.

Serve warm with chutney/sambar.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 68

Preparation Time 25 min
Serves 2


  1. Priya Suresh Says:
  2. Such a comforting bowl of khichdi, gal wish i live near you to enjoy all these fabulous dishes.

  3. My hubby is the just opposite. He loves mushy food. This millet based kichdi looks really good and I think it will go very well in our house...

  4. Kalyani Says:
  5. would love to lunch with this yummy bowl ! great job with Millets so far, Harini !

  6. With certain food I know what my husband's review would be and most times I don't even offer it to him. Today I am experimenting with one such food 😜. Little millets Khichdi looks very filling.

  7. I have never cooked little millets with moong dal.It looks so delicious

  8. Srividhya Says:
  9. slurppp. yummy. love that bowl. I started to cook with millets these days too. great share

  10. What a comforting dish and I love that it is made with whole grains :)

  11. Archana Says:
  12. I don't mind a bowl of this right now.

  13. Pavani Says:
  14. My husband is totally opposite -- he loves the super creamy temple version pongal. I'm sure he'll love this little millet pongal. Looks so creamy and hearty.

  15. Suma Gandlur Says:
  16. I love this sort of creamy and healthy khichdis irrespective of the grains and lentils used in the recipe.

  17. I make this often for myself with lot of veggies and leafy greens. My bowl of comfort!!! Looks yum!

  18. Smruti Ashar Says:
  19. That is such a wonderful combination. Lovely blend for weeknight dinners.

  20. Srivalli Says:
  21. That's simply amazing dish harini. Most times I simply cook for my daughter and myself when rest don't prefer but then we sometimes need such dishes 😃

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