Friday, October 30, 2009

Masoor Dal Khichdi / Masoor Ni Khichri

Khichdi means "mixture" of rice, lentils and vegetables. It is a quick way of making a healthy meal. Read more about Khichdi here. Here is red masoor dal and rice khichdi and this recipe goes to the event hosted by RCI Celebrating Parsi Cuisine and Lakshmi .

1/2 cup basmati rice or other rice
1/2 cup masoor dal or moong dal
1 teaspoon jeera or cumin seeds
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
4-5 cloves
1/2 cup vegetables (potatoes, carrot, peas, beans, cauliflower)
1/2 teaspoon whole pepper corns
4-5 pieces of dalchini or cinnamon
piece of bay leaf
thinly sliced medium onion
coriander leaves or cilantro for garnishing
1 tablespoon oil
salt for taste


Wash the rice and dal thoroughly. Drain the water and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, cloves, pepper corns, cinnamon and bay leaf. Fry for a minute. Add onions and fry the onions till golden brown. Add vegetables and fry for 4-5 minutes till the vegetables are slightly caramelized on all sides. Mix in turmeric powder and chili powder. Add the rice and dal and mix well. Boil 2 1/4 cups of water and add to the rice. Add salt as per taste. Cook till well done. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with curd or raita.

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Serves: 2


Sushma Mallya said...

khichdi looks so delicious...would love to try out this one soon

Suparna said...

This is one of my favourite comfort foods. I tastes so heavenly with minimal ingredients. I too make it more or less ur way.
Nice click.
Enjoy the weekend

Meera said...

Thanks so much for participating. Lovely dish!

Renu said...

never tried masoor daal ki kchidi....looks good !

trupti said...

this is always welcome in my home! Love it! :)

the spice who loved me

Supriya said...

@Sushma, Renu: Thanks.. let me know your thoughts when you try it out.
@ Suparna: Yeah, it has been cold here since few days and it has been very comforting to us..both taste wise and preparation time wise :D
@ Trupti: Glad to know that.