Saturday, September 1, 2007

Lobia-black beans khichdi :)

Hi, everyone! Today i'll share another simple yet delicious khichdi with you. Khichdi is the ultimate comfort food to me, and thats what i crave for now.....This one is a twist on the most regular khichdi in my kitchen, which is moong and masoor daals cooked with white rice, usually Basmati, along with vegetables like matar/peas and a whole bunch of frozen vegetables, along with cumin, black pepper, cloves, ginger, turmeric and yes, ghee! Instead of using moong-masoor daal mix and white rice, i have used a mix of white lobia and black beans along with brown rice. The result is really yummy! So, here is how i make it:

We need:

  • 1/2 cup soaked beans (i used black beans and lobia)
  • 1/2 cup brown rice
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh/frozen vegetables (your choice, i used cauliflower, broccoli and carrots)
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. of black peppers (whole) and cloves each
  • 1 tsp. ginger (julienned)
  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp. ghee

Wash rice and mix with soaked beans in a pressure cooker. Add the vegetables and 2 cups water, followed by the spices and salt. Mix and add the ghee. Pressure cook for 4-5 whistles. Let the pressure cooker cool off. Enjoy the khichdi with dahi/curds and pickles of your choice.

You might like to try this preparation with moong-masoor daal mix as well. Its even simpler to prepare, the cooking time is only two pressure cooker whistles.

This khichri is my contribution for JFI-Rice, hosted by dear Sharmi at Neivedyam. JFI is an event that celebrates one special ingredient each month and is the proud brainchild of dear Indira from Mahanandi.


Nandita said...

Hey dear!
I love black eyed peas curry eaten mixed with some rice- but never tried it in khichdi style...i love the split green moong with skins in khichdi...will try this out!

Nupur said...

Another winning khichdi with brown rice...oooh, delicious. Keep 'em coming, dear Musical!

Anita said...

I have come to the conclusion that I like white rice in my khichdi - it makes the khichdi more mushy and gooey - just like I want it! And either with dahi or a spoonful of ghee!

indosungod said...

Have been wanting to try khichadi with brown rice for a while now, yours looks delicious. Love Lobia in the dish too. Is the black beans used the size of the green moong dal?

musical said...


Try it, i enjoyed the taste of lobia and black beans in my khichdi! Moong is good too :).


Thank you sooooo much :). It work well despite the huge beans :-D.

musical said...


This one turns quite mushy too, what with 4-5 whistles :-D. But yes, when i make khichdi with moong-masoor combo, its usually with white rice. Oh and the mandatory ghee or pickle ;).


Thanks :). Try this variation, its quite tasty! As for the black beans, they are regular sized, almost same size as lobia/black eyed peas.

sra said...

there i was, thinking, musical's khichidi sounds v filling, wonder when i'll be able to eat next after having this, and then the picture comes with a splash of white and I think ohmigod so much cream and then relax because it's curd!!!

Tee said...

This is an interesting twist to the regular beans of all sorts! This khichadi is going on my to do list :)

Rajitha said...

this is truly a one pot meal.. and delicious to boot!!

musical said...


That was hilarious :-D. Cream would have been crazy ;). Though you are right, this khichdi is really very filling!


Am glad this made it to your list :). I love beans too :).


Thanks! Aren't khichdis amazing-great meal in a jiffy :).

Mishmash ! said...

Am I late here ?:)
This is not only a comfor meal, is healthy as well. thats the most imp thing I guess.


Vcuisine said...

Musical, a healthy and nice entry. It's mouth watering. Viji

Rachna said...

lobhia ki khichdi wow... this is new and will try it... coz we dont have big lobhia fans in the house, mayb this way... lobhia will get appreciated.... thanks musy

Roopa said...

wow anaother khichadi love it :) still haven't tried your other khichadis

musical said...


Thanks ji :). Especially for the note on nutrition :). I completely agree with you on that. To share another bit, i sometimes cook this with a lil' buttermilk,. Makes it tastier and creamier :).


Thank you :). Sometimes simple food is the most delicious, isn't it :).

musical said...


Yes ji, lobia iddan bahut swaad lagda e :). You know what, try the lobia-shimla mirch recipe too! Its tastes really different from simple lobia!


Thanks :). Hope you'll try some soon :).

Raaga said...

I had lobia with some rice today... next time I'll try this dish :-)

Raaga said...

I had lobia with some rice today... next time I'll try this dish :-)

Sandeepa said...

Ok now shall ask Hubby to google "Lobia Khichdi" :)

TBC said...

Another khichdi recipe:-)
There are so many variations possible here, right?
This looks really simple to make & is super healthy too.

Shweta said...

This looks amazing!!! I made moong-daal khichdi on sunday and was thinking about making lobia khichdi the next chance I get :) Yours looks awesome! I am gonna try it this way. Btw, I looooooooove all your recipes, though you make me miss mom's cooking :)

musical said...


Hi! what a coincidence :). You know what, i wanted to make lobia and rice too, then took the easier way out by cooking them together ;).


He he, that would be hilarious :-D.

musical said...


Yes, yet another khichdi ;). And there are as many variations as we can think of :). Ofcourse, its a tasty, healthy and easy dish to make :-D.


Welcome to my corner, dear :) and thanks for the really warm words.....that was one huge compliment!

Jyothsna said...

Good idea to use lobia in khichadi!

musical said...


Thank you, dear :). I think so too :-D.

Mandira said...

never tried black beans khichadi style, but sure looks delicious!

Sharmi said...

sorry for the delay in comments. I simply got drowned by entries:)
lovely and healthy looking kichidi!!

musical said...


Thanks :). It really tastes good :).


Why the sorry :). i can't thank you enough for being the gracious host that you have been. I agree with the healthy bit :).

Sig said...

U just love lobia, don't you? :)

bee said...

made this yesterday with whole moong. yummy.

Priyanka said...

Another tempting and fulfilling recipe...great entry Musical:)

musical said...

Hey Sig,

Is it because of the frequent lobia posts here? i cook them often because they are done in four whistles and need no soaking ;). Oh well, i might as well as i love them :-D.


i made whole moong khichdi with white rice too a cpl. of days back, this time with some tomatoes and chopped spinach thrown in, along with the usual carrots and peas: tasted GREAT!


Thank you, generous friend :).

Ashwini said...

Musical - I tried your lobia with shimla and it was just yum. Now here you are already with another recipe for me to will I every keep up? :-)

Bhawna said...

Wow Musical, Lobhiya Khichdi, sounds good & healthy. Its on my list this weekend.

musical said...


Thank you :). Looks like you too enjoy lobia a lot :).


Thanks, dear:). i hope you like it :).

Anonymous said...

Can anybody tell me what is meant by 'soaked' lobia? It is to be soaked for what time? Overnight or a few hours ? Please help.