Masala Khichadi

Khichadi is delicious and healthy dish from Indian cuisine. It is comfort food made with rice and lentil. It is one pot dish and easy to digest. It can be made in many different ways and with various ingredients. Khichadi can be made in deep pot, pressure cooker or in electric rice cooker.

In this recipe I add spices and vegetables with two lentils. you can take only one lentil if you want. It could  be  best served with riata and papad. I used basmati rice for this recipe but you can take any type of rice.


Basmati Rice 1 cup

Moong dal 1/2 cup

Arhar dal 1/2 cup

Onion (chopped) 1

Potato (diced) 1

Green peas 1/4 cup

Raw peanuts 1 table spoon

Ginger Garlic and chilly paste 1 table spoon

Cinnamon stick 1 inch

Cloves 4

Cardamom 2 to 3

Mustard seeds 1 tea spoon

Cumin seeds 1 tea spoon

Turmeric powder 1/2 tea spoon

Red Chilly powder 1 table spoon

Cumin-coriander powder 1 table spoon

Garam masala powder 1 tea spoon

Salt to taste

Oil 2 table spoon

Water 5 cups

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes | Cooking Time: 15 Minutes | Total Time: 20 Minutes

Serves: 4 serving

1. Take moong dal, arhar dal and basmati rice in one bowl. Wash them 2 to 3 times and soak it for 10 minutes. Meanwhile cut onion and potato.

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2. Heat pressure cooker and add oil in it. Then add mustard seeds, cumin seeds in it.

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3. When seeds creaked add cloves, cardamom and cinnamon in it and sauté.

Masala Khichadi-Gujarati Recipe

4.Then add ginger, garlic and chilly paste and peanuts. Add onion and sauté for 1 minute.

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5. After that add vegetables and other spices in it and cook for half minute.

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6. Add 5 cups of water in it and pressure cook it for 5 whistles.

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7. Add some coriander and serve hot with riata.

Masala Khichadi-Gujarati Recipe


1 You can take only moong dal or vice a versa.

2 You can add any vegetables as per your choice.

3 Add 2 to 3 table spoon Ghee in Khichadi after its done.


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