Monday, January 14, 2013

Sakre Khichidi (Semolina- Split Chickpeas Pudding)- Makara Sankranthi Special!!

Sakre Khichidi is a popular konkani dessert. It is very simple and 'easy to make' dessert. The chanadal and semolina makes a wonderful combination. I got this recipe from a cook book written by Jaya Shenoy. Try making this humble dessert and I am sure you will love it:-) You can find my other versions of khichidi here.
I wish all my readers A Happy Makara Sankranthi.

  • Chanadal/ Split Chickpeas- 1/4 cup
  • Semolina (Sooji)*- 1/2 cup
  • Sugar- 3/4 cup (adjust accordingly)
  • Ghee (Clarified butter)- 3-5 Tbsp
  • Grated Coconut, fresh/frozen- 1/4 cup
  • Raisins- 1 tsp
  • Cardamom Pods- 3-4
*The original recipe called for coarse variety of semolina. I just used the fine variety.


Fry the chanadal until you get a nice flavor (for 3-4 minutes on a medium flame).

Then add 1 cup of water and allow it to cook till it gets cooked (don't overcook it. It should be soft and still hold its shape).

While the chanadal is getting cooked, fry the semolina in another pan with one portion of the ghee. A nice flavor is got after 3-5 minutes (take care not to burn or brown it). Then turn off the heat.

Once the chanadal looks cooked, add one more cup of water and bring it to a boil. Once it starts boiling, add the roasted semolina and mix it well. Wait till all the water is absorbed.

Once there is no moisture left, add raisins and sugar. Mix well.

Once the sugar comes together, add the grated coconut. Mix well. Add the remaining portion of ghee and turn off the heat. Finally add the cardamom powder and mix well. 

Sakre Khichidi is ready!!

Serve it hot or cold with a drizzle of ghee over top. Above measurement serves 2-3 people.


  1. Sakre khichidi is my fav. I love this better than goDda khichidi with moong. Lovely. Happy sakranthi

  2. Can i add jaggery instead of sugar if yes how should i add
    I luv all your recipes thank u soo much for sharing

  3. Thanks a lot Disha . Do try my recipes and let me know. You can also add jaggery to it. Just grate it and then add.