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How To Make Masala Khichdi | Easy To Cook Indian Rice Recipe by Ruchi Bharani

Nov 12, 2018


How To Make Masala Khichdi | Easy To Cook Indian Rice Recipe by Ruchi Bharani

Masala Khichdi is a spicy variation of the simple khichdi. It is very healthy and the ultimate Indian comfort food prepared using rice and lentils. Check out chef Ruchi Bharani’s take on this recipe.

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1/2 cup of moong daal,
1/2 cup of rice,
1 tomato finely chopped,
1 onion finely chopped,
coriander leaves 1 cup,
mixed vegetables (potatoes, green peas, french beans),
2 tablespoons clarified butter (ghee),
1 teaspoon garlic paste,
1 teaspoon red chilli powder,
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder,
1 teaspoon garam masala,
1/2 teaspoon black salt,
salt to taste,
dry red chilli,
2 pieces of cloves,
2 pieces of cinnamon,
1 teaspoon cumin seeds


– Mix 1/2 cup of rice and 1/2 cup of moong dal together with 2 cups of water and 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder. Pressure cook it for 3-4 whistles.
– Heat 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of clarified butter (ghee) in a round bottom pan. Once its hot, add cumin seeds, cinnamon, cloves and dry red chilli. After few seconds, add onions, coriander leaves, chopped tomatoes. Add all the spices
– garam masala, red chilli powder. Add 1/2 teaspoon black salt and regular salt as per taste. Cook this till the tomatoes turn soft.
– Add the pressure cooked rice and daal mixture. Add water and mix it well. Add all the mixed boiled vegetables.
– Add water as required. Cover the pan and let the khichdi simmer for 5 minutes.
– Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with roasted papad and mango pickle.

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