Indian Dal Khichdi- Healthy One-pot Comfort Food of Spiced Lentil & Rice

Indian Dal Khichdi

Dal Khichdi

This one pot dish is a life saver for those who wants a quick dish, who wants light meal. I loved dal khichdi. Sometimes its tiring to cook whole meal after coming back late from work. So my all time favorite for those tiring days is my life saver meal dal khichdi. And this is such a tasty meal that you can not say no to it anytime. I never got tired of this dish. In this easy dish dal & rice are cooked together.

 


Dal Khichdi

Normally its made with splitted green gram lentils which are nutritious in many ways. Read about green gram here! and other green gram recipes here! However you are free to use lentils of your choice. Here I have taken yellow lentils (Yellow Moong). Similarly instead of rice you can use quinoa or crackled wheat (daliya) to make khichdi. Khichdi literally means “Mixed”. So if you want to mix any vegetables to it you can absolutely do it. In this recipe I have taken only rice and dal. When it comes to consistency of khichdi it depends how you would like it to be. I like more soupy consistency. You can make it to thick consistency but my advise don’t make it more thick. It tastes even better in medium thick consistency. The ratio of water & rice+dal is 4 : 1 for khichdi (Medium thick consistency).

If you are suffering from stomach upset or any such ailment, then might be this is the best food and that’s why our doctors too advise to have this meal for 2 – 3 days. But here you can limit the spices to cumin seeds only.

Dal Khichdi

Read more healthy dal & soup recipes here.

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Indian Dal Khichdi- Easy & Healthy One-pot Comfort Food of Spiced Lentil & Rice
Indian Dal Khichdi- Easy & Healthy One-pot Comfort Food of Spiced Lentil & Rice
Print Recipe
This is an easy one pot dish where rice and lentils are cooked together.
  • CourseMain Dish, Rice & Biryani
  • CuisineIndian
  • KeywordEasy Less than 30 minutes Recipe, Indian Dal
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 5 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10 Minutes 5 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 5 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10 Minutes 5 Minutes
Indian Dal Khichdi- Easy & Healthy One-pot Comfort Food of Spiced Lentil & Rice
Indian Dal Khichdi- Easy & Healthy One-pot Comfort Food of Spiced Lentil & Rice
Print Recipe
This is an easy one pot dish where rice and lentils are cooked together.
  • CourseMain Dish, Rice & Biryani
  • CuisineIndian
  • KeywordEasy Less than 30 minutes Recipe, Indian Dal
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 5 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10 Minutes 5 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 5 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10 Minutes 5 Minutes
Ingredients
To Pressure Cook
Tampering
Servings: Servings
Instructions
  1. Wash dal and rice thouroughly & if possible soak for 10 minutes in water. Put them in a pressure cooker. Add salt and turmeric powder. Add chopped tomatoes.
  2. Add water as per the consistency required. The ratio+ (Dal+Rice) : Water should be 1:4.
  3. Pressure cook for 2 whistles. Wait till cooker opens up and then prepare the tampering.
  4. heat a small pan. put ghee on it. Once ghee is hot add asafoetida powder and cumin seeds and let it crackle. keep flame on low. Add chopped garlic, ginger, green chillies, curry leaves. Saute for a minute till they turn light brown.
  5. If oil or ghee is excess hot then turn off the gas and immediately add red chilli powder, coriander powder. Mix well. Add the tampering to the pressure cooked khichdi. Mix well and serve hot.
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