Ada Hengu Khechudi / Odia Cuisine / Ginger & Asafoetida Flavoured Rice

Ada Hengu Khechudi is a simple yet flavourful rice recipe prepared using ginger and asafoetida. Khechudi is nothing but Khichdi and this is served as prasadam / prasad in a famous temple in orissa called Puri Jaganathan. It is also commonly known as puri khichidi and Lord Jagananath's maha prasad. The preparation of this khechudi is quite easy with a minimal ingredients yet tastes flavourful. Addition of grated coconut is optional in this recipe. This flavourful rice pairs perfectly with Dalma.

Prepared this fragrant and flavourful rice for an interesting event Shhh secretly cooking challenge which is happening among group of food bloggers. For this month, I was paired with a very talented and friendly blogger Jayashree Trao who blogs at Odia cuisine was our theme of the month and I was given ginger and salt as my secret ingredients. Using those ingredients, prepared this flavourful one pot rice recipe which turned into a huge hit among my family members.

Click HERE to check out a delicious Odia recipe prepared Jayashree using the secret ingredients given me.

Recipe Source : Here 

Ingredients :

2 Tbsp Ghee / Oil 
2 Bay leaves 
2 Tbsp Grated Ginger 
1 Tsp Asafoetida / Hing powder 
2 Green chillies, sliced 
1 Cup Rice 
2 - 3 Tbsp Moong dal 
3 Cups Water 
Salt to taste 
4 Tbsp Grated Coconut ( Optional ) 

Method :

Heat oil or ghee in a pan and add bay leaves followed by green chillies, asafoetida and grated ginger.

Saute and add the measured water along with the required quantity of salt.

Now add rice and moong dal to the boiling water.

Cover and cook on a low flame until the rice is cooked.

Add grated coconut to the cooked rice along with a tablespoon of ghee.  ( optional )

Serve hot.

Serving Options :

Serve with Dalma or any curry. 


  1. Love this simple khechudi, which needs but the bare minimum of ingredients. I'm sure it tasted absolutely flavourful. :)Beautifully presented dish, and great recipe!

  2. This Odia style ginger and asafoetida flavored rice sounds so simple yet flavorful. Would love to pair it with dalma.

  3. A simple and a fragrant rice with ginger and asafoetida. Would love it piping hot with some curd.

  4. Nice khichdi with ginger and asafoetida flavours..