Khichdo is a Gujarati traditional dessert. The recipe of khichdo differs from family to family but the end result is always delicious 🙂 It is very simple to make and heavy on stomach. It is especially made in gujju family at the time of uttarayana..”the festival of kites”. It could be sweet or savory but tastes good anyways. Though, I do not belong to a Gujarati family but my mom always prepare khichdo especially on the day of Makar-Sankranti. So here is my mom’s especial recipe of sweet khichdo. The sweet version is prepared with broken wheat, milk, sugar, ghee, and lots of nuts. It taste best when served hot hot, as it is winter dish.

Recipe Type : Dessert

Cuisine : Gujarati


1 cup broken wheat 
2 cup milk
100 gram sugar
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
1 tsp ghee
few saffron strands
dry fruits: almonds, cashew, walnut
raisins for garnishing


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First dry roast the broken wheat til it becomes brown in color and cook them in double the quantity of water till they get almost dry. Now, heat 1 tbsp ghee in a kadai, add broken wheat, milk, and sugar. Bring the milk to boil and reduce the heat to simmer. Keep on stirring the mixture till it turns to thick and dry. Now, add saffron strands, cardamom powder, dry fruits, and mix it well. Garnish it with raisins and nuts and serve hot hot. This is really a very short and simple recipe. You can prepare this dish not only for Uttarayana but it is also perfect to start the day as a breakfast.

PS: You can adjust the quantity of milk according to your choice and taste.

Happy Makar-Sakranti to you all!




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