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Cabbage Khichdi – No Onion No Garlic version | One Pot Meals

This is a dump-all and cook kind of dish. The last few weeks have been demanding on the personal front and combined with the hot weather, it’s a pain to stand and cook for hours on end. On one such days, this dish makes life nice and tasty. 

I have subbed the rice with Lapsi (broken wheat) but you can use brown rice / hand pounded rice for healthier options. See notes for details. This is a great recipe for Bachelors (Bachelorettes included :p) and those in hostels/  dorm where cooking is a pain πŸ™‚ 

I have used Cabbage and radish leaves , but feel free to add or omit any of the veggies. Addition of ghee is totally optional, but adds a nice flavour. Let’s get to the recipe.

Before that, if you are a Khichdi-lover like me and the hubby, check out the following options:



Roasting Lapsi and soaking prior to pre cook fluffs up a bit.

I have used pressure pan to make this, but feel free to use IP,Rice cooker,stove top or any other method with slightly varying water quantities.

I have cooked Lapsi along with moong dal, but you can cook them separately and mix in the end too.

Tastes best with chilled curd, pickle and / or papad. Add a salad if serving for dinner / lunch for a complete meal.

Prep time : 15 mins, cook time – 15 mins, Serves – 2


Lapsi / broken wheat – 1/2 cup

Moong dal – 1/4 cup (whole soaked and pressure cooked OR use the split yellow version)

Salt – to taste

Ghee – 1 TBSP

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

turmeric-  1/2 tsp

Asafoetida – a pinch

Ginger grated – 1/2 tsp

Tomato – 1 medium (chopped fine)

Crushed black pepper-  1/2 tsp

Veggies : Cabbage, radish leaves – totally 1/2 cup



Dry Roast the lapsi, Soak for 10 mins while chopping the veggies. Similarly roast and soak the moong dal for 10 mins.

In a pressure pan, add ghee, splutter cumin, ginger, hing, black pepper. Add the veggies and saute well. Add the tomatoes and saute for a min or two. Add the soaked and drained lapsi and moong dal and saute well.

Now add 1.25 ~ 1.5 cups of water and bring to a boil. Add salt and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Let the pressure drop.

Fluff it up a bit and serve immediately (tastes best when hot and turns lumpy when cold) with raita / yoghurt / pickle and of course topped with some more ghee πŸ™‚



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  1. Sowmya :)

    That is such a hearty bowl of khichdi Kalyani. Trust you to make even the simple healthy khichadi look so inviting. Yum yum!

  2. Suma Gandlur

    Nowadays a wholesome khichdi like these is my new favorite for our lunch. Quick, easy and nutritious one. Cabbage and radish leaves combo sounds new to me in a khichdi recipe.

  3. What a bowl of comfort this is, Kalyani. I resort to such one pot meals for my lunch and totally love it. But I have never used Radish leaves and cabbage in khichdi.

  4. vaishali sabnani

    Khichadi is a comfort meal and not only on the stomach but also work wise ! I like how you have dumped everything ! Lol ! Though I have never used cabbage in a Khichadi !

  5. That's really one quick dish to make Kalyani, very nice. Since this series, I have been making Khichdis and we love them.

  6. Gayathri Kumar

    I remember Amma making a similar kichdi with lots and lots of vegetables. Seeing your platter is making me nostalgic.

  7. Sharmila Kingsly

    Nice .. A kichadi without rice .. Absolutely innovative !!

  8. Lovely kichidi, best way to feed cabbage to kids.

  9. I am all up for dump everything and cook. Easy peasy. Will try this cabbage khichdi soon.

  10. Wow, can’t wait to try this cabbage khichdi! Definitely going to Bookmark this! Thank you for sharing!

  11. Its really good to use cabbage in khichdi.. i never tried.. looks so tasty and healthy for lunch.

  12. CookwithRenu

    I love such one pot meals and make them frequently. However I have not added cabbage as a Vegetable in Khichdi, would love to try. Looks yum.

  13. Sharmila Kingsly

    Even i have tried adding cabbage in pulao it is very mild and flavorful. Delicious kichadi!!

  14. I never added cabbage in Khichdi or pulao.I like these kind of one pot meals which we can feed to kids on a busy day.. wholesome and filling.

  15. cookwithrenu

    I love to make khichdi with lapsi, but never added cabbage to it as a vegetable. Your version looks tempting and interesting to try.

  16. We love khichdi. I must try this variation with cabbage.

  17. There are days when I dump everything into the pressure cooker to make a quick hot and filling khichdi. I would love to try it with dalia next time I make it.

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