How to make Masala Khichdi -

A simple moongdal khichdi made masaledar!

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Split green gram, Rice (चावल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

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Masala Khichdi

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It is the best kind of comfort food, but can sometimes be really bland. In this recipe a simple rice and moong dal khichdi is spiced and cooked with the addition of potatoes. This masala khichdi is a complete meal in itself.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Masala Khichdi Recipe

  • Split green gram 1 cup

  • Rice 1 cup

  • Onions 2 large

  • Potatoes 2 medium

  • Coconut 2 inch piece

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic 6 cloves

  • Ginger 1 inch

  • Green chillies 5-6

  • Fresh coriander leaves 1/2 bunch

  • Ghee 1 tablespoon

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste


Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 4

Sprinkle coriander leaves on top and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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