Rice with Yellow Split Peas

Khili hui khichri

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By Madhur Jaffrey

Published 2023

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Khichri is of ancient origin, described by travellers who came to India as long as a thousand years ago. Khichri probably pre-dates even these early travellers. It consists, basically, of rice and pulses cooked together and is served in most Indian homes in one of two forms, the ‘wet’, porridge-like version and the ‘dry’, grainy version. The recipe here is for the ‘dry’ khichri which my mother always referred to as khili hui khichri or ‘the khichri