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Watanyachi Khichadi
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Watanyachi Khichadi | Pathare Prabhu Peas Pulao

Watanyachi Khichadi is a peas pulao from the Pathare Prabhu cuisine using their typical sambar powder.
Course Dinner, Lunch Box, Main Dish - Rice
Cuisine Maharashtra
Keyword Dinner Ideas, Easy Dinner Ideas, Everyday Meal
By Cook Method Pressure Cooker
Occasion Everyday Meal
By Diet Kid Friendly, Vegetarian
Dish Type 30 Minutes Meal
Author Srivalli


  • 2 cups Basmati Rice
  • 1 cup Peas
  • 1 cup Onions
  • 4 to 5 Cloves
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • A Pinch Turmeric powder
  • 3/4 tsp Red Chili powder
  • 1 tsp Pathare Prabhu Sambhar Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp Ghee


  • Heat ghee in a pressure cooker, add cloves and cinnamon.
  • Add roughly chopped onions slices and sauté till pink.
  • Add green peas and rice and roast for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, Pathare Prabhu sambar powder, and salt.
  • Combine everything well and let it cook for a couple of minutes.
  • Add 4 cups water and cook for 4 whistles.
  • When the pressure falls, heat 1 tbsp ghee in a small pan, add half a tsp of red chili powder. Pour this over the cooked rice and mix well.
  • Serve with Batata Bhujana and Dahi.


The original recipe calls for 1 cup rice with 1 cup peas, I almost reduced to less than a cup for 2 cups rice. I felt it will be too much of peas in it.
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