How to make Dal Khichdi -

An easy rice preparations. makes a wonderful difference to this simple dal khichdi. Delicious wholesome khichdi made with the combination of rice, moong dal and fresh cut vegetables. The Dal Khichdi imparts a flavourful twist to the khichdi making it holistic in terms of taste too.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Split green gram with skin (chilkewali moong dal) (छिलके वाली मूंगदाल), kolam rice (कोलम चावल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

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Dal Khichdi

Dal Khichdi Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Dal Khichdi Recipe

  • Split green gram with skin (chilkewali moong dal) soaked 1/2 cup

  • kolam rice soaked 1/2 cup

  • Desi ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Cloves 7-8

  • Cinnamon 2 one-inch sticks

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Ginger chopped 1 inch piece

  • French beans chopped 7-8

  • Carrot cubed 1 medium

  • Shelled green peas 1/4 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Carrot grated 1 medium

  • Green chillies 1-2

  • Split skinless green gram (dhuli moong dal) soaked ½ cup


Step 1

Heat ghee in a pressure cooker.

Step 2

Add cloves, cinnamon, asafoetida, ginger, chilkewali moong dal, dhuli moong dal, and rice and mix well.

Step 3

Sauté for 2-3 minutes.

Step 4

Add French beans, cubed carrot, green peas, salt, turmeric powder, grated carrot and 5 cups water and mix.

Step 5

Break green chilli and add. Close the pressure cooker with the lid and cook under pressure till 2-3 whistles are given.

Step 6

Open the cooker when the pressure reduces completely and serve piping hot.

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