Methi Chicken Khichda is a tantalizing spicy Indian style savory porridge – an easy, balanced, nutritious one pot steaming meal with high fiber, good protein and healthy fats! An inspired version of an Indian delicacy known as Khichda, similar to Haleem, but here prepared with brown rice, fenugreek, chicken and rich in antioxidants.
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Methi Chicken Khichda (Savory Fenugreek Chicken Porridge)

Methi Chicken Khichda is a tantalizing spicy Indian style savory porridge – an easy, balanced, nutritious one pot steaming meal - high fiber, good protein and healthy fats!
Course Entree, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword chicken and rice recipes, chicken porridge, savory porridge
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12 Cups
Calories 227kcal
Author Roxana Begum

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup basmati rice brown
  • 1/4 cup pearl barley
  • 1/2 cup mung beans whole
  • 1/2 cup chana dal (split chickpeas)
  • 1/2 cup red lentils (masoor dal)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil *
  • 2 cups onions * thinly sliced (300 grams)
  • 3/4 pound chicken breast (cut in one inch pieces)
  • tablespoons ginger garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander ground
  • 1½ to 2 teaspoons garam masala (Indian spice blend)
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper or green chilies, chopped, adjust per taste
  • 2 cups tomatoes chopped
  • 1/3 cup fenugreek leaves * fresh, chopped or 2 tbsp dried
  • 1/3 cup cilantro fresh, chopped
  • 3 chicken bone broth (more if needed)
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice as per taste

SEASONING

  • 1 tablespoon oil or ghee
  • 1 tablespoon garlic grated
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons mint dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 pinches red pepper flakes Aleppo, optional

Instructions

  • Place the brown rice, barley, mung beans, split chickpeas and red lentils in a cooking pot.
    Methi Chicken Khichda is a tantalizing spicy Indian style savory porridge – an easy, balanced, nutritious one pot steaming meal with high fiber, good protein and healthy fats! An inspired version of an Indian delicacy known as Khichda, similar to Haleem, but here prepared with brown rice, fenugreek, chicken and rich in antioxidants.
  • Add about 5 cups of water. Bring it to a boil, lower the heat and cook it until soft. May take 30 minutes approx.
    Methi Chicken Khichda is a tantalizing spicy Indian style savory porridge – an easy, balanced, nutritious one pot steaming meal with high fiber, good protein and healthy fats! An inspired version of an Indian delicacy known as Khichda, similar to Haleem, but here prepared with brown rice, fenugreek, chicken and rich in antioxidants.
  • Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large sauté pan and sauté the onions over medium heat until golden brown, which may take about 20 minutes.
    Methi Chicken Khichda is a tantalizing spicy Indian style savory porridge – an easy, balanced, nutritious one pot steaming meal with high fiber, good protein and healthy fats! An inspired version of an Indian delicacy known as Khichda, similar to Haleem, but here prepared with brown rice, fenugreek, chicken and rich in antioxidants.
  • Drain the oil. Approximately 3 tablespoons of oil should be drained.
    Methi Chicken Khichda is a tantalizing spicy Indian style savory porridge – an easy, balanced, nutritious one pot steaming meal with high fiber, good protein and healthy fats! An inspired version of an Indian delicacy known as Khichda, similar to Haleem, but here prepared with brown rice, fenugreek, chicken and rich in antioxidants.
  • In a cooking pot heat 1 tablespoon of oil and add the chicken. Let the water evaporate and brown the chicken pieces lightly.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and stir couple minutes. Then add turmeric, cumin, coriander, garam masala and cayenne pepper and mix it. Next, add the chopped tomatoes and cook until soft.
    Methi Chicken Khichda is a tantalizing spicy Indian style savory porridge – an easy, balanced, nutritious one pot steaming meal with high fiber, good protein and healthy fats! An inspired version of an Indian delicacy known as Khichda, similar to Haleem, but here prepared with brown rice, fenugreek, chicken and rich in antioxidants.
  • Then add the cooked rice/barley/lentils and mix.
    Methi Chicken Khichda is a tantalizing spicy Indian style savory porridge – an easy, balanced, nutritious one pot steaming meal with high fiber, good protein and healthy fats! An inspired version of an Indian delicacy known as Khichda, similar to Haleem, but here prepared with brown rice, fenugreek, chicken and rich in antioxidants.
  • Add Fenugreek, cilantro, bone broth, half the fried onions and some salt. Bring it all to a boil. Reduce the heat to low setting and simmer it for about 20 or more minutes until well cooked. Add more broth as needed.
    Methi Chicken Khichda is a tantalizing spicy Indian style savory porridge – an easy, balanced, nutritious one pot steaming meal with high fiber, good protein and healthy fats! An inspired version of an Indian delicacy known as Khichda, similar to Haleem, but here prepared with brown rice, fenugreek, chicken and rich in antioxidants.
  • Stir the lemon juice into the Methi Chicken Khichda as per taste. Adjust the consistency, salt, lemon juice and other spices to taste.
    Methi Chicken Khichda is a tantalizing spicy Indian style savory porridge – an easy, balanced, nutritious one pot steaming meal with high fiber, good protein and healthy fats! An inspired version of an Indian delicacy known as Khichda, similar to Haleem, but here prepared with brown rice, fenugreek, chicken and rich in antioxidants.
  • For seasoning, heat one tablespoon of oil or ghee. Add grated garlic and stir 2 to 3 minutes until lightly toasted.
    Turn off the heat and add dried mint, turmeric and red pepper flakes, if you prefer. Make sure to not let the spices burn in this last step.
  • Ladle the Methi Chicken Khichda into a serving bowl. Top it with the garlic-turmeric-mint-oil mixture, remaining fried onions and some fresh cilantro.
  • May serve some additional lemon slices on the side with this Methi Chicken Khichda.

Nutrition

Calories: 227kcal