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How to cook khichdi

Khichdi is made with rice and lentils (dal). Its an indian comfort food and contains alot of proteins and calcium. I enjoy eating it with yogurt and kadhi (recipe is in my guide).

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Clean, wash and soak rice, moong and tur together for 2 hours. Drain and keep it aside.

Clean, wash and soak rice, moong and tur together for 2 hours. Drain and keep it aside.

In another vessel heat 2 tablespoons and add cumin seeds. When seeds start to crackle add onions

Saut\u00e9 onions and cumin seeds on medium flame till onions turn golden brown then add tomatoes

Sauté onions and cumin seeds on medium flame till onions turn golden brown then add tomatoes

Add tomatoes khichadi masala salt

Add tomatoes khichadi masala salt

In the meantime add the rice and lentils which were soaked in water together for 2 hours in a vessel. Add 3 cups of water turmeric powder, red chilly and khichdi masala.

In the meantime add the rice and lentils which were soaked in water together for 2 hours in a vessel. Add 3 cups of water turmeric powder, red chilly and khichdi masala.

Let both of them cook side by side (ghee onion tomato) and rice & lentils

Let both of them cook side by side (ghee onion tomato) and rice & lentils

Add the onion tomato mixture to this vessel and mix well, add salt according to taste

Add the onion tomato mixture to this vessel and mix well, add salt according to taste

Add curry leaves

Add curry leaves

Add chopped cilantro and a pinch of sugar. Let it cook on slow flame. Till rice absorbs all the water.

Add chopped cilantro and a pinch of sugar. Let it cook on slow flame. Till rice absorbs all the water.

These are the ingredients I used: onion, tomato, salt, sugar, cilantro, curry leaves, khichadi masala, red chilly powder, turmeric powder and yogurt to be served in the end

These are the ingredients I used: onion, tomato, salt, sugar, cilantro, curry leaves, khichadi masala, red chilly powder, turmeric powder and yogurt to be served in the end

ingredients contd.: Basmati rice, tur dal, moong dal and ghee

ingredients contd.: Basmati rice, tur dal, moong dal and ghee

In about 15 minutes this is how it looks--- all ready to be served. :)

  • 1.0c Basmati rice
  • 0.0c Moong split dal (whole green gram)
  • 0.0 Tur dal (lentil)
  • 3.0 Curry leaves
  • Half chopped onion
  • Half chopped tomato
  • 2.0Tbsp Ghee
  • Salt to taste
  • 3.0Tbsp Cilantro
  • 1.0tsp Cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 2.0Tbsp Khichdi masala
  • 0.0tsp Turmeric powder
  • 0.0tsp Red chilly powder