Basant Panchami 2022: How to make Khichdi

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Serves: 2

Updated: Feb 13, 2021 | 01:17 IST

By: Suchandra Basu

When we are talking about comfort food, it doesn't get any simpler than Dal Khichdi. A one-pot rice dish, it can be prepared in less than 30 minutes. Served best with some curd or raita, pickle, and ghee on top.


Ingredients

Serves 2
  • rice

    1 cup

  • water

    As required

  • turmeric powder

    1 teaspoon

  • cardamom pods

    7 pieces

  • onion

    1 cup

  • tomato

    1 cup

  • green chilles

    As required

  • curry leaves

    1 teaspoon

  • cumin powder

    1 teaspoon

  • garam masala

    1 teaspoon

  • kashmiri mirch powder

    1 teaspoon

  • ginger garlic paste

    1 tablespoon

  • ghee

    2 tablespoon

  • salt

    As required

  • water

    As required

  • arhar dal

    1 cup

  • asafoetida powder

    1 teaspoon

  • cumin seeds

    1 teaspoon

  • bay leaves

    2 pieces

  • coriander leaves

    As required

Preparation

1
Step 1

Soak the rice and arhar dal in plenty of water. Drain and add both to a pressure cooker along with water, turmeric, salt and asafoetida. Cook the dal till 1 whistle comes. Once cooked turn the heat off.

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2
Step 2

In a heavy bottom large saucepan heat the ghee over medium flame. Add the cardamom pods, bay leaves and cumin seeds fry for a few seconds.

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3
Step 3

Now add onions. Fry for 3-4 minutes until it goes light brown. Stir well and add tomatoes, salt, green chillies, curry leaves, kashmiri red chilli powder, garam masala, ginger and garlic paste and fry over a low heat for 5 minutes.

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