Definition of khichri in English:



  • An Indian dish consisting chiefly of rice and split pulses.

    • ‘Green leafy vegetables can be given separately or added to dal and khichri, or stuffed in roti or Paratha.’
    • ‘Pour hot ghee and cumin seeds over the khichri immediately.’
    • ‘Madhur Jaffrey says she has read descriptions of khichri written by travellers to India 1,000 years ago.’
    • ‘Kedgeree, originally khichri, is a common Indian dish which was already being described by visitors hundreds of years ago.’
    • ‘A little fresh lime juice, squeezed on to a serving of Shahi khichri is refreshing and has a digestive effect.’


From Hindi khichṛī, from Sanskrit khiccā, a dish of rice and sesame.