Masala Khichdi

A simple moongdal khichdi made masaledar! This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Masala Khichdi
Main Ingredients Split green gram, Rice
Cuisine Indian
Course Rice
Prep Time 31-40 minutes
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Masala Khichdi

  • 1 cup Split green gram
  • 1 cup Rice
  • 2 large Onions
  • 2 medium Potatoes
  • 2 inch piece Coconut
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 6 cloves Garlic
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 5-6 Green chillies
  • 1/2 bunch Fresh coriander leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • to taste Salt


  1. Peel and chop the onions. Wash and chop the green chilies. Peel and cube the potatoes. Peel and mince the ginger and garlic. Clean, wash and chop the coriander leaves. Wash and soak the dal and rice for half an hour. Drain.
  2. Grind the coconut piece to a fine paste. Fry onions in a combination of 1 tablespoon ghee and 1 tablespoon oil. When the onions are light brown add the cumin seeds, minced garlic, ginger and green chillies. Then add the red chilli powder, turmeric powder and garam masala powder together with the ground coconut.
  3. Fry for a while, put in the rice and dal and fry both for 2-3 minutes. Pour in warm water till it is about two inches above the level of the rice. If the water dries up, more warm water may be added. Add potato cubes and salt. When the water starts bubbling, lower the heat and simmer till rice and dal are cooked.
  4. Sprinkle coriander leaves on top and serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 2129
Carbohydrates 357.7
Protein 74.7
Fat 44.6