Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Masala Khichdi

This masala khichdi with lots of vegetables makes a great dish and a good weekend meal. You can use any vegetable of your choice. This is a healthy choice even for kids.


  • Raw rice - 1 1/2 cups
  • Whole Moong dal - 1 cup
  • Onion - 2
  • vegetables (carrot, beans, potato, cauliflower, peas) - 1 cup
  • Tomato - 1
  • Ginger & Garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • Water - 5 cups

To temper:

  • Oil  - 3 tbsp
  • Cloves - 2
  • Cinnamon sticks - small stick
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Cardamon - 2


In a skillet, fry whole moong dal for 5 minutes in a medium flame. Soak with rice for 15 to 30 minutes and drain the water with the help of a strainer.

In a pan, heat oil  add all the ingredients given to temper. Put green chilly, onion, ginger & garlic paste stir for 2 minutes. Add all the vegetables one by one. put turmeric powder. Cook on a medium flame for 5 to 8 minutes.

Stir in the rice and whole moong dal for 2 to 3 minutes. Add water and transfer to a pressure cooker and cook for 15 mins or till soft. Serve with papad or plain curd.


  • You can use any type of rice, even basmati rice tastes good.
  • If you want it too mushy add more water.

Sending it to Erivum Puliyum for Sangee's Show Me Your "Hits" - Iron Rich Foods event.


Rachana said...

It's a lovely recipe, I do the same way too. Yum!

Rekha said...

Looks delicious and lovely clicks:)

Shabbu said...

yummy and delicious...colourful..

Shabbu's Tasty Kitchen

Kalyani said...

Delicious healthy kichidi !!

Hema said...

Healthy khichidi, nice clicks..

Apu said...

Looks delicious!! Love moong dal kichidi!!

Shanthi said...

Lovely recipe and lovely presentation :)

hemalata said...

Yummy and colorful kichidi, looks so healthy.

Tina Bk said...

Love the spices you included in this rice dish as well as the healthy veggies-savory and delicious. Great photos here as well. Enjoy the day!

Honey said...

look at that. never had masala khichidi, only with ginger/garlic and all. Of course, I only eat khichadi when I'm sick, not sure what it is about this dish which soothes all the senses. :-)

radha said...

So yummy. I like kichidi with plain rice and not basmati. Absolutely a comfort food.

Vidhya said...

Kichadi looks super yummy..

Manju said...

Hi Anu,
I make this khichdi every single day now , for my 10.5 month old :-) without so much spice ofcourse...Its the only food he will eat without much fuss and I think, whats bad abt it anyways, a full combo of Nutrients and Flavor. Khichdi rocks!!

Beautiful snaps and I love the masala version you have posted here.

Thanks a lot for stopping by my space and saying such lovely words about my Crib Cake :-)


Julie said...

wow..very delicious khichdi..loved it!
Thanx for linking,Anu to the event!!

Manju Modiyani said...

Hi...nice blog u have :)

I am totally in love with Khichdis, let it be sindhi style or maharashtrian style...

And ur khichdi looks so beautiful, yummy!

Now joining u! :)

Do visit my space- ManjuzKitchen.blogspot.in

Elizabeth J. Neal said...

Excellent Blog..Thanks Electric Smokr

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