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How to make healthy Khichdi / khichari recipes – Nutrition food for diabetics

Khichdi, one of the popular dishes prepared with rice, dal and some spices. It can also make with combination of dals. Khichdi is not only delicious and filling but also very comforting. It can be eaten as a breakfast or if you don’t have enough time to prepare big meal. Eating of khichdi is tasty and healthy too.

How to make healthy Khichdi

Khichdi is a traditional dish which gives ability to detox the body and balance the three doshas called kapha, pitta and vatta. This is a tridoshic food and staple of an ayurvedic diet. Eating of khichdi helps in easy digestion, building immune system and strengthening the body. In this post i would like to share different flavored recipe which are good for diabetics too. So lets see how to make healthy different types of Khicharis. Let’s walk through the post.

Sago rajma khichdi / sabudana khichari

Sago rajma khichdi

Hope you all know the ingredient Sago, yes I have taken this item to prepare my sago khichadi for the breakfast. Making of this khichari is so simple and easy. Sharing of this healthy food with you all feels me so happy. This sabudhana khichidi is very popular maharastrian breankfast dish. This dish is popularly cooked during fasting days because eating of sago rajma khichidi gives an instant energy. Lot of protein ingredients makes the dish so healthy. Sago rajma khichdi is rich in carbohydrates. Complete trick lies in how you soak the sago and rajma. Don’t worry just look below. I have served you with clear ingredients and procedure. Enjoy eating this healthy food.


  • Rajma (soaked) – 1cup
  • Sago – 2cups
  • Boiled potatoes (pieces) – 2
  • Groundnuts (fried) – 10grms
  • Mustard seeds – ½ tbsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2tbsp
  • Curry leaves – 10
  • Chopped ginger
  • Turmeric – ¼ tbsp
  • Lemon – 1
  • Dry coconut powder – 1tbsp
  • Coriander
  • Salt (required)
  • Green chilli – 2
  • Oil (required)


Step 1: Take rajma and sago in two bowls and soak them in water for 6 hours.

Step 2: Then boil the soaked rajma and sago.

Step 3: Peel off the boiled potatoes and chop them into fine pieces.

Step 4: Take wide pan add oil to it and heat in a low flame till the oil gets heat.

Step 5: Now add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, green chili, turmeric and ginger.

Step 6: Stir them slowly till the ingredients becomes golden brown.

Step 7: Now add potatoes to it and put some salt, boiled rajma and boiled sago.

Step 8: Mix them all together.

Step 9: Add ¼ cup of water into it and cover the bowl with lid.

Step 10: Let it cook for 5 minutes and turn off the flame.

Step 11: Remove the lid and add dry ground nuts, lemon juice, dry coconut powder and coriander leaves.

Step 12: Mix it and cover again with lid for 5 minutes.

Tasty and yummy sago rajma khichdi is ready now. Serve it with curd it taste good. Since it is light and easy to digest, it can be eaten by diabetic patients in a tea time or snack time. A healthy diet for diabetes needs the right balance of proteins, carbohydrates and fat. So enjoy serving this delicious sago rajma khichdi to diabetics. Enjoy eating.

Quinoa khichdi

Quinoa khichdi

Quinoa is a prime focus of the ancient diet. It contains rich antioxidants, nutrients and vitamins. Each bowl of quinoa has impressive list of niacin, potassium, vitamin B6, riboflavin, copper, magnesium, folate and zinc as well as anti inflammatory and disease fighting powers. Quinoa has almost twice as much fiber as other grains. As we know that fiber relieves the constipation. It also helps in protecting from heart diseases like diabetes and blood pressure. Generally khichidi is a known as best food item, adding quinoa to it results a healthy dish. Here is the recipe of how to make quinoa khichdi for your snack time.


  • Quinoa – 2cups
  • Potatoes – 2
  • Fried groundnuts – 4tbsp
  • Turmeric – 1pinch
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Green chillis – 4
  • Coconut pulp – 2tbsp
  • Coriander leaves – ½ cup
  • Salt (required)
  • Oil – 2tbsp

How to make quinoa Procedure

Step 1: Take potatoes in cooker and add 3 cups of water to it and cover the cooker.

Step 2: Keep the cooker on the stove and allow it to boil till the cooker sounds with 4 to 5 whistles.

Step 3: Now turn off the flame and remove the potatoes from boiled water.

Step 4: Put the potatoes in cold water. Now slowly start peeling the potatoes skin.

Step 5: Mash the potatoes and keep a side.

Step 6: Take the fried groundnuts in a jar and grid them into small pieces.

Step 7: Heat the pan and add quinoa to it. Lightly fry the quinoa on a low flame and keep a side.

Step 8: Take a bowl add water and boil it.

Step 9: Add quinoa into that boiled water and cook it for 10 minutes on a medium flame.

Step 10: If required add some more water to it. Stir is nicely and keep a side.

Step 11: Take a thick bottom pan and add oil, cumin seeds, mustard seeds and curry leaves. Pop them in low flame.

Step 12: Add the chopped green chilies and fry it for a minute.

Step 13: Now add mashed potatoes, salt, turmeric, groundnuts and mix them well.

Step 14: Add boiled quinoa and coconut powder also. Mix all the ingredients nicely.

Step 15: Now turn off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves.

The tasty quinoa is ready to eat start serving.

Note: If Quinoa is not available then you can also use barley or wheat rava for making khichidi

Korra biyyam veg khichdi / Millet rice veg khichidi

Millet rice veg khichidi

In olden days this korra biyyam / millet rice is eaten by hard working farmers in india. But now it became common and is eaten by people to gain nutrients. Commonly millets are free of gluten unlike wheat and rice. These are having low glycemic index. These millets are growing in dry lands and place where the soil is poor in quality. Ingredients which are used in making the korra biyyam kichidi are best in proteins. Korra biyyam / millet rice khichdi can also be served for diabetics because it is best nutrition food. Go through the procedure and enjoy eating korra biyyam khichidi.


  • Korra biyyam / millet rice – 1cup
  • Moong dal – ¼ cup
  • Turmeric – 1 pinch
  • Ghee – 1 tbsp
  • Salt
  • Ginger – 1 piece
  • Carrot – 1
  • Beans – 4
  • Potato – 1
  • Tomato – 1
  • Drumstick leaves – 1 cup
  • Oil
  • Mustard seeds
  • Cumin seeds
  • Black gram
  • Red chilli
  • Asafoetida – 1 pinch.
  • Black pepper
  • Curry leaves
  • Onions
  • Green chillies

How to make Korra biyyam khichdi / Millet rice khichidi


Step 1: Take all the vegetables and wash them with fresh water.

Step 2: Start cutting the vegetables into small pieces.

Step 3: Wash Korra biyyam / Millet rice, Moong dal.

Step 4: Take 1 ½ cup boiled water in a bowl and add washed korra biyyam / millet rice and moong dal and soak them for 3 hours.

Step 5: Take pressure pan and ghee and heat in a low flame. Once the oil get hot add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, black gram, red chilli, asafetida, black pepper and curry leaves to it. Pop it till the spices become golden brown.

Step 6: Add chopped onions, green chillies, ginger pieces, chopped vegetables, drumstick leaves, salt and turmeric into that pan.

Step 7: Fry it for 3 minutes. Now add soaked korra biyyam / millet rice and moong dal along with water to that mixture.

Step 8: Cover the pan with lid and heat it in low flame till it gets 3 whistles.

Step 9: Turn off the flame and let the pressure goes out. Add ghee to it.

Step 10: Serve it hot.

Make these all dishes for your breakfast or snack. Eating a healthy food allows you to stay stronger. Enjoy with cool recipes best for diabetics.