Khichdi, a comforting Indian dish made with rice and lentils, is a perfect meal for chilly nights. Our recipe is a blend of aromatic spices, fresh vegetables, and hearty lentils, cooked to perfection in one pot. Not only it is easy to make but is also packed with proteins, vitamins, and minerals, making it a healthy and wholesome meal for the entire family. Serve it with a dollop of ghee and some yogurt on top for added flavor. Give our recipe a try and we promise it will become a staple in your household.

How to make Khichdi


For 4 Servings:

1 cup of rice

1/2 cup of split moong dal or toor dal

4 cups of water

1 onion, finely chopped

1-2 green chilies, finely chopped

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

1 teaspoon of ginger-garlic paste

1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder

Salt to taste

1 tablespoon of ghee or oil

Fresh cilantro for garnish

Optional ingredients:

1/4 teaspoon of asafoetida powder

1/2 teaspoon of cumin powder

1/2 teaspoon of coriander powder

1 cup of mixed vegetables such as carrots, peas, beans, and potatoes, finely chopped

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Recipe Directions

1. Rinse the rice and dal together and soak them in enough water for 20-30 minutes.

2. Heat ghee or oil in a pressure cooker over medium heat.

3. Add cumin seeds and let them crackle.

4. Add the chopped onions, ginger-garlic paste, and green chilies. Cook until the onions are translucent.

5. Add the mixed vegetables, if using, and cook for a couple of minutes.

6. Add the turmeric powder and all the powdered spices, if using (cumin powder, coriander powder, asafoetida powder), and cook for a minute.

7. Drain the soaked rice and dal and add them to the cooker.

8. Add 4 cups of water and salt to taste.

9. Close the lid and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles or until the rice and dal are cooked.

10. Once the pressure releases, open the lid and give it a good mix.

11. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve hot with yogurt or pickle.

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