Lord Krishna’s Favourite Khichdi Is Simple And Comforting
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It is said that there is a temple inside each Indian home and that is the kitchen – the place where we start and end our days. Our kitchen holds the secret to our health, nourishment and well-being. It is in the kitchen that we cook up recipes that would eventually add to our overall well-being. And when we equate the kitchen to a temple, we also talk about simple, nourishing foods that the Gods like. Today, let us know a little about Lord Krishna’s khichdi.

Khichdi is an amalgamation of lentils and rice to make the most delicious, heart-warming dish. The smell of ghee and garam masala just adds to that. Lord Krishna, who came to love khichdi after he had it with his friend Sudama relishes this simple dish and it is presented to Him as His bhog in temples and homes alike. The one pot dish has several amazing elements that make it a comfort meal. It has historic relevance too as Draupadi made khichdi for the saints who had come to visit the Pandavas while their Vanvaas.

Said to be Lord Krishna’s favourite, the followers of Vaishnava have this simple recipe to make khichdi that the God Himself loves to eat. In the winter season, when you are alone in your house and the afternoon sun is a little dull, a pot of this khichdi can uplift your spirits and make you feel close to Krishna. Let us look at a recipe to make Vaishnava style Khichdi and enjoy a warm, comforting bowl of it.

Khichdi is the comfort dish you need in the winters | Unsplash

  • 1 cup rice 
  • ½ cup moong dal with skin 
  • ½ urad dal with skin
  • ½ tsp grated ginger
  • ½ tsp pepper powder
  • ½ tbsp cumin seeds
  • ½ fennel seeds
  • Pinch of hing
  • 4 tbsp ghee
  • 5-6 curry leaves
  • Roasted peanuts
  • Cashew nuts 
  • Salt as per taste 


  • In a pressure cooker, add rice and dal. 
  • Add water double in amount to that of the grains. 
  • Pressure cook the rice and dal without salt and keep it aside. 
  • In a pan heat up the ghee and fry the cashew nuts and peanuts and keep them aside. 
  • In the same pan, heat ghee again and add pepper and hing.  
  • When the pepper splutters, add the other ingredients except curry leaves.
  • After roasting for 2 minutes, add the curry leaves.
  • Take this mixture and add it to the boiled dal and rice. Add salt according to your taste.
  • Add the roasted peanuts and cashew nuts.
  • Top it with ghee and tulsi leaves and present it to Lord Krishna.
  • Post giving it to the Lord, enjoy the bhog prasad.

Making this khichdi for Lord Krishna and then having it as prasad will take you closer to the Almighty and give you the much-needed warmth during this cold and frosty weather.