Waghareleli (Masala) Khichdi

A popular Gujarati recipe – a khichdi made more tasty with a flavourful tempering. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Waghareleli (Masala) Khichdi

Main Ingredients Basmati rice, Split skinless green gram (dhuli moong dal)
Cuisine Gujarati
Course Rice
Prep Time 26-30 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Waghareleli (Masala) Khichdi

  • 1 cup Basmati rice soaked and drained
  • 1/2 cup Split skinless green gram (dhuli moong dal) soaked and drained
  • for garnishing Ghee 3 tablespoons +
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 4-5 Cloves
  • 1 inch Cinnamon stick
  • 2-3 + for garnishing Dried red chillies
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • a pinch Sugar
  • to taste Salt
  • 8-10 Peanuts


  1. Heat ghee in a deep non-stick pan, add mustard seeds, cloves, cinnamon, dried chillies and asafoetida.
  2. Add rice and mix well. Add split green gram and mix well. Add peanuts, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder,salt and sugar. Mix well. Add 3½ cups water and mix well. Cover and cook on high heat for 5 minutes. Reduce heat and cook for 10 minutes or till done.
  3. Serve hot garnished with ghee and fried red chillies.