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Recipe: High protein khichdi

Khichdi is synonymous with “comfort meal” in Indian households. It is a simple dish that is filling, delicious, and combines both nutrition and taste. If you’re on a diet and in need of something hearty, khichdi is usually a wise choice. Feeling hungry already? Consider trying this high-protein khichdi recipe if you are loking for something simple, yet filling and nutritious.

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Prep Time 30 mins

Course Main Course

Calories 151 kcal

1/2 cup Quinoa1/2 cup Moong Dal2 tbsp Green Peas10 cubes Paneer1 Onion, chopped1 Carrot, chopped1/4 bowl Pumpkin1 Green Bell Pepper, chopped1 tsp Cumin1/4 tsp Black Pepper Powder1 stick CinnamonA pinch of Asafoetida

In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, bring water to a boil. Now, add the beans, powerboil them for a minute. Then drain and set them aside.

Take a pressure cooker and add water to it. Add quinoa and moong dal and cook it for 15-20 minutes over medium heat, till they are properly cooked.

Then, in a kadhai, add some ghee.

Now, combine cumin seeds, cinnamon stick, asafoetida, and ginger garlic to the ghee, cook till the raw smell of the garlic disappears.

Add the chopped onions, carrot, pumpkin and green bell peppers stirring frequently, till they are half done.

Then simply add the paneer cubes into the kadhai and saute for 2 mins

Now add the salt and pepper, as per your taste.

Finally, add the quinoa and moong dal and stir continuously till completely combined.

Add some water to the khichdi and cook for two minutes.

Serve the khichdi with curd and pickle.

Keyword kichdi, protein

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