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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

I am trying and tasting dal khichdi for the first time. When ever someone says I had dal khichdi for lunch, I will be so so very much tempted to taste. I wanted to try for long time but I had no idea for the recipe. I browsed online too sometime back, but everything had ginger garlic paste, whole garam masalas, which I was imagining myself how it would be if we add all these things to south Indian pongal. But Sangeeta told me a recipe recently and which was very simple and just perfect to suit my taste. I wanted to try for few days but today was the perfect day to try. I think this is a perfect one pot meal for a rainy, lazy day, you can make and have it hot. Kids would love with ghee and its loaded with protien, carbs with added veggies to make you feel full and energized. I will make this often for myself here after.

Dal khichdi recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Lunch
Prep Time: 30 mins    |  Cook time: 20 mins    Serves: 4


Rice - 1/2 cup

Moong dal - 1/2 cup minus 1 tblsp

Water - 4 &1/2 cups

Mixed vegetables, chopped - 3/4 cup

Turmeric - 1/4 tsp

Salt - As needed

To temper

Oil/ ghee - 2 tblsp

Jeera - 2 tsp

Finely chopped ginger - 2 tsp

Green chilli - 2

Curry leaves - 1 sprig

Tomato - 2

Coriander leaves, chopped - 3 tblsp

Red chilli powder - 1 tsp

Garam masala - 1/2 tsp


  1. Wash and soak rice and dal together for half hour and pressure cook with turmeric, vegetables and 1/2 the salt. Bring everything to boil and close the lid, put the pressure valve after steam comes. Pressure cook for 3 whistles. Make sure you use a big pressure cooker. I used my pot shaped cooker. After first whistle, put the flame to medium.
  2. 1-soak
  3. Finely chop tomato, slit green chillies. Heat a kadai and temper with jeera, ginger, green chilli, curry leaves and give it a stir. Add tomatoes, add remaining salt, red chilli powder, coriander leaves and garam masala.
  4. 2-temper
  5. Fry until mushy and oil separates. By now the rice, dal, veggies will be done. Open the cooker and  mash well.
  6. 3-done
  7. Add the tomato with other masalas we fried, to it and mix well.
  8. 4-mash


    • I used 5 beans, 1 small carrot and 1/2 cup green peas. You can add potato too.
    • You can skip garam masala too.
    • Keep 1/2 cup hot water ready, if the kichdi is too dry, you can add it and mix.
    • Gives so much volume, so make sure you add salt accordingly.
    • Soaking is really important.
    • You can pressure cook and while its getting cooked, chop the other ingredients needed.

Perfect for a rainy cold day, serve always hot. Tastes great as such, but you can have it with curd, pickle or even dahi kadhi.

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  2. Made this today for lunch...v all liked it...it tasted yummy! Thanks for easy n yummy receipe Raji! And thx to ur friend Sangeetha too for introducing u this recipe . I thought it would taste like paruppu sadam at first... but i think it's combination of that n ven pongal...my hubby doesn't prefer one pot meal much. He himself told it's Sooo good! :)

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  4. Tried it turned tasty healthy & yummy thanks :)

  5. looks so good raks never tried this before got to bookmark this

  6. Love the first pic raji. Visiting your site after so long :)

  7. This is like sambar satham. May I know the difference

    1. Flavor is totally different, no tamarind, no perungayam and ginger makes it smell different.

  8. I used kichdi split green moong dal

  9. I made this tonight and it was simply fantastic and such a soulful food to eat during cold and rainy season.great work!

  10. Made it now and tasted yum..planning to have it for lunch..but worried that whether it will be dry.any quick suggestion to fix and serve hot? Thank you!

    1. Hot boiling water. Make sure to balance the salt.

  11. hiii we r newly married n im new to cooking im thinking to make this recipe for breakfast will my husband like it can u suggest some more simple recipes which tastes good for lunch?

  12. Should we use raw rice or normal cooking rice?

    1. I used raw, normal also will work

  13. I tried this recipe today and it came out really well and tasted really yumm...
    Many thanks for the recipe...

  14. i tried this dal kichdi with ur potato curry recipe and chips it was really amazing and tates great not only this all your dishes are excellent and wonderful ur presentation is mind blowing. you gave a great confidence for me in cooking thanks dear raks anand

  15. Very tasty n easy to prepare Raks... All liked it alot at my place... Thanks for sharing this recipe 😊

  16. This can be done with basmati rice also raji..the taste will be different but yummy all the same.

  17. Made this two times in a week already. We loved it! Thank you Raks!


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