Khichdi with Masoor Dal (Lentils)

February 26, 2014


A nutritious and tasty Khichdi with masoor dal and rice.


Rice                                   1 cup
Masoor dal                      1/2 cup
Cloves                                4
Cinnamon                        1 inch stick
Cardamom                       2
Cumin seeds                    1 teaspoon
Onion                                2 finely sliced
Tomatoes                         2 chopped
Green chilly                    1 slit
Coriander leaves            1 + 1 tablespoon
salt to taste
Ghee/Oil                          2 tablespoons
Curry leaves                    1 sprig
Hot water                         3 cups
Turmeric powder           1/4 teaspoon


Wash rice and dal, keep it aside to soak for half an hour,
In a vessel add ghee/oil, fry the cumin, onions, cloves, cinnamon and cardamom.
When onions are golden add slit green chilly, curry leaves and a part of the coriander leaves.
Keep the remaining coriander leaves for garnishing.
Add chopped tomatoes, turmeric and salt.
Add the drained rice and dal. Fry for few minutes.
Add 3 cups of hot water, Bring it to a rolling boil. Cover and cook it for 8 to 10 minutes on low flame till the rice is done. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot with a little ghee and salad.

Sending this to Mireille's, challenge cooking with seeds and linking it to Priya.

Labels:Rice, Lentils, Healthy, Main course, Vegan, Khichdi, Cooking with seeds
sneha datar
sneha datar

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.

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