Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Quick-fix Meal: DAL KHICHDI

Dal Khichdi
This is totally quick-fix and tastes delicious.


Rice – 1 cup
Tur Dal – ¾ cup
Water – 3 ½ cups
Onion – 1 (chopped)
Tomato – 1 (chopped)
Garlic – 3-4 cloves (chopped)
Ginger – 1 small piece (grated)
Curry leaves – a few
Green Chillies – 2 (each cut in twos)
Coriander Leaves – 2 tsp (chopped)
Mustard Seeds (Rai) – ½ tsp
Cumin Seeds (Jeera) – ½ tsp
Cloves – 2 (optional)
Cinnamon – 1 teeny-weeny piece (optional)
Turmeric Powder – 1 pinch
Oil – 1 tsp
Ghee – 1 tsp
Salt to taste


1.       Wash the rice and dal together and keep them in a bowl.
2.       Take a pressure pan and place it on the gas.
3.       Add the oil and once it is hot add the mustard seeds and wait for it to crackle.
4.       Now, add the cumin seeds along with cloves and cinnamon.
5.       Next comes the turn of chillies, curry leaves, ginger, garlic and coriander leaves. Add
them all together to the pan and turn them.
6.       Immediately add the onions and fry till golden in colour.
7.       Add the turmeric powder to the onions and then the tomatoes.
8.       Cook for a couple of minutes before adding salt.
9.       Then pour in the water before adding the dal and rice.
10.   Close the pan and pressure cook the same as you would cook dal – 10 minutes after one whistle and the gas on slow.

The Dal Khichidi is ready to eat when you open the cooker. Add the spoon of ghee to it
before serving it hot with a vegetable raita or just plain curd.


  1. Khichdi is one of my favourite dishes. We make it a bit differently though :)

  2. thank you for the khichdi recipe, i hv never tried making khichdi before, will try this and let you know!

  3. looks yummy.
    slight variation from what I make.
    Karthik also makes Kichadi yet another way

  4. Looks Yummy!! Will try this. I make it in a different way too.

  5. Delicious!Is it is popular dish in maharashtra.

  6. You can add a spoon of sugar and garam masala and chilli powder too. It will be very tasty. You can mix bengal gram and mung dal or use mung dal only.

    This is a regular night meal in Gujarat. We normally make khadi with kichchadi