Masala Khichdi Recipe.

Masala Khichdi Recipe.

Preparation time 15 minutes

Cooking time 30 minutes

Total time 45 minutes

Servings 4

Type of recipe: Lunch and Dinner

Author: Asmi Kadam


·       2 cup long Grain Rice / Kolam Rice

·       ½ cup Split Pigeon Peas Dal ( Toor Dal)

·       ¼ th cup split Petit yellow Lentils ( Moong Dal)

·       ¼ th cup Red Lentils ( Masoor Dal)

·       1 big chopped Onions

·       1 big chopped Tomatoes

·       2 to 3 chopped Chilies

·       1 tablespoons Ginger Garlic paste

·       Turmeric

·       Red Chili powder

·       1 tablespoons Cumin Coriander powder

·       1 tablespoons Garam Masala powder

·       Oil

·       Clarified Butter

·       1 tablespoons Cumin

·       1 tablespoon Mustered

·       ½ teaspoon Asafoetida

·       Curry leaves

·       Water

·       Salt


Mix all Dals and wash at least for 3 to 4 times. Soak the Dal for ½ hour. Then, wash the rice. Soak for 15 minutes.

Now, heat a pot with a 6 to 7 glass of water for boiling. We will use this boil water for cooking the khichdi.

On the other gas stove, heat a small pressure cooker on a medium heat, pour 1 tablespoon of oil and 1 tablespoon of clarified butter. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds. When both are splutter add asafoetida, curry leaves, chopped green chilies and chopped onions. Fry till onion change the colour. Then, add ginger garlic paste. Mix it. Then add chopped tomatoes. Fry the tomatoes till it cooked properly.

Now slow down the flame. Add red chili powder, turmeric, cumin, and coriander powder, garam masala into the fried mixture. Mix it well. Now remove the water from dals and rice. Now put the dals and rice into the fried mixture. Add salt and chopped coriander. Mix well.   

Now pour boil water into this khichdi. Use 5 to 6 glass of water for cooking the khichdi. Now mix it well. Check the taste of salt. Add if required. Now, cook khichdi in pressure cooker for 10 to 12 minutes for 6 to 7 whistles.

After 6 to 7 of whistles, allow cooker to cool down. Remove the lid. Masala khichdi is ready to serve. Transfer the khichdi in serving plate.

Serve hot with mango pickle, papad and onion tomato raita or with plain curd.

Also drizzled some clarified butter on the masala khichdi for enhancing the taste.



Have a wonderful day.


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