June 1, 2019

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 evergreendishes.com. 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..

  5. such a simple and flavorful rice. quick to make too. Bookmarking to try soon.

  6. This dish goes straight to my foodie heart. Flavours of ginger, hing, bay leaf and coconut in this perfect looking rice dish. A 'must try', this one!

  7. Rice with ginger and asafoetida looks very delicious and flavourful.would like to pair this rice with any spicy gravy.

  8. sometimes, we just need a recipe like this to understand how simple food can taste so good and yet be so yumm. Never heard of this rice, but definitely on my list to make soon

  9. This flavored and healthy rice looks amazing. At first look it felt like dry version of pongal, but the use of bay leaf and coconut made this rice super tasty.

  10. Loved this one pot meal with very less ingredients. I would love to try it soon. I love gingery taste. Lovely share.

  11. Priya, firts i was glad to see a version of lentil and rice similar to a pulao in texture. Then again, the combo of coconut, ginger, hing and bayleaf will make it so aromatic. I want to make it soon.

  12. Priya I love this simple and yet flavorful way of preparing khichdi. Using less spices sometimes makes the dish even more flavorful than those with so many spices.Love your clicks.

  13. Love this simplicity of this rice dish.. ginger and hing both make the dish much flavorful !