Feb 062017

Khichdi Kebabs – a delectable recipe using leftover khichdi. Khichdi is a preparation made with rice and lentils. If you have excess khichdi left, don’t fret – there’s a great way to utilize leftover khichdi! Just make Khichdi Kebabs – it’s an easy, quick and a delicious way to use up all that extra khichuri sitting in your refrigerator!

Khichdi Kebabs Recipe

Khichdi Kebabs

Khichdi is a nutritious one-pot meal of rice, lentils, veggies and minimal spices cooked together till soft and mushy. Delicious and healthy patties made with leftover Moong Dal Khichdi is a healthy vegetarian recipe.

Nice and crunchy on the outside with wonderful flavours oozing from the inside. leftover khichdi kebabs or rice and lentil patties are ideal as a side with rice and rasam or serve them as starters or as a snack with evening tea/coffee.

Dal Khichdi Kebabs Recipe:

Khichdi Kababs Recipe

Rice and lentil patties with onion, green chillies and spices are a healthy choice for vegetarians. Place the khichdi patties between two slices of buttered toast and you have a wholesome and tasty sandwich. Serve green chutney or ketchup as an accompaniment. Nobody would ever be able to tell that this vegetarian delicacy is made from leftover moong dal khichdi!

How to make leftover khichdi kebabs:

To make khichdi patties, take the moong dal khicuri in a mixing bowl. Mash it well.

Leftover khichdi recipe

Add finely chopped onions, green chillies and coriander leaves. Mix well.

Ingredients for Khichuri kebabs recipe

Sprinkle garam masala powder, salt (add very little as the khichdi already contains salt) and lemon juice. Mix all the ingredients well.

Spices for khichuri kababs recipe

Stir in besan into the khichuri mixture.

Gram flour to bind khichuri mixture for veg kebab recipe

Divide the mixture into equal sized balls and gently flatten them a little bit.

Khichuri tikkis for vegetarian kebab recipe

Heat some oil in a non-stick tava over medium heat. Place the khichuri kababs on the pan.

Shallow fry khichuri kababs

Fry the khichdi patties till both sides are golden brown.

Golden brown khichdi tikkis recipe

Remove the khichdi patties onto a serving dish.

Rice and Moong Dal Kebabs

Serve Khichdi Kebabs with tomato ketchup or mint chutney.

Kebab recipe with leftover khichdi

If you are looking for more vegetarian patty recipes, do try out Mashed Plantain Patties.

Rice and Moong Dal Khichdi Kebabs Recipe details below:

Leftover Khichdi Kebabs Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Khichdi cutlet is a wonderful dish with leftover khichuri. So crunchy outside and so deliciously chewy inside, this savoury treat made with khichdi, enhanced with onions, chillies, coriander leaves, spices and gram flour, shaped into flattened discs and pan-fried to a crispy brown, is an excellent way to jazz up leftover dal rice! So simple, yet so very tasty.
Course: Side Dish, Snacks, Starter
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 115 kcal
Author: Shil
  • Leftover Khichdi – 1 ½ cups
  • Onion – 1 medium finely chopped
  • Green chillies – 2 finely chopped
  • Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp finely chopped
  • Salt – 1/4 tsp
  • Lemon juice – 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala – 1/8tsp
  • Besan/Gram flour – 1/4 cup
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  1. To make khichdi patties, take leftover khichdi in a bowl and mash well.
  2. Add all the ingredients except oil and mix well.
  3. Make small balls of the khichuri mixture and gently flatten them.
  4. Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan. Place the khichdi patties on the pan and fry them to a nice brown.
  5. Remove onto a kitchen towel
  6. Serve hot Khichdi Kebabs with tomato ketchup or green chutney.

Khichdi Kebabs With Leftover Khichdi | Rice And Dal Khichdi Kebabs
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