Dal Khichdi is a delicious Khichdi made with Masoor dal and a handful of spices and regular vegetables. This surely makes an awesome quick meal.
This was the first Khichdi I had made in this series and it was so satisfying. Though I always think I should include Khichdi more in our menu, somehow it gets missed and I always keep wondering what to make if it was just us for dinner.
Memories of Khichdis come when I think of our BM#25 Meet we had in Ahmedabad. PJ’s and Nandini’s boys were just eleven months and Vaishali kept ordering Khichdi from her Kitchen. The funny part was, we kept eating it off as we found it so delicious and the kids were not so fond of it.
That reminded me to ask Vaishali for the recipe and I made the Khichdi many years later. Apart from this one, I have the Bihari Khichdi and the Manipuri Khichdi. Only after reading on it had I realized that this khichdi was the same as our Ven Pongal with different spices added.
So this festival when we had included Khichdi as part of the series, I wanted to make sure I make some handful of these as Hubby Dear was asking me to introduce this as a regular menu. Today’s Khichdi prompted me to assert that we would surely love it.
The day I made it, Hubby dear was out for dinner and Kids had something else. So I had planned it only for Amma and myself. As I was cooking it, everybody came in and asked what was that delicious aroma that was coming out. On hearing it, the kids politely said I could enjoy it myself. Of course, we enjoyed it and Hubby Dear said I was going to repeat it again as he missed it.
Since this first one, I have made few more based on the alphabetically need and all the versions have been a hit. I have also made sure I include as many different lentils as possible to try this dish.
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Dal Khichdi | How to make Masoor Dal Khichdi
1/2 cups Basmati Rice
1/4 cup Masoor Dal
1/2 nos Onion
1 nos Tomato
1 Bay Leaf
1/2 inch Cinnamon
2 nos Green chilies
1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
A Pinch Turmeric Powder
Salt to taste
2 tsp Ghee
Handful coriander leaves
Wash and soak the rice and dal together with 4 cups water. Pressure cook for 5 to 6 whistles.
Once the pressure falls, heat a nonstick pan with ghee.
Add all the whole spices and saute for a minute. Then add chopped onions, slit green chilies.
Saute on high for a minute, add chopped tomato. Salt turmeric powder and red chili powder.
Next, add the cooked rice dal mix, combine well.
Cook for a couple of minutes, add chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with papad and pickle.