Masala Khichdi Recipe | Indian Recipes | North Indian Recipe  

Masala Khichdi Recipe | Indian Recipes | North Indian Recipe  

Today we will talk about a dish which is very popular and simple to prepare, yes you got it right. We will be talking about Masala Dal Khichdi.  You can prepare this dish by using vegetables, spices, rice and dal. It is also known as a “food for soul” dish. There are various ways in which you can prepare khichdi, in fact it is one of the few dishes with which you can experiment a lot. Each home has its own variation of preparing this dish. By using a few everyday ingredients, we can prepare this dish in no time. It is also a perfect lunch box dish for your kids. So without delaying, let us see how we can prepare this dish at home. 

Ingredients to prepare Masala Khichdi Recipe : 

  • Rice : 1 cup
  • Tur dal : 1/4 cup
  • Moong dal : 2 tbsps
  • Green gram dal : 2 tbsps
  • Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp
  • Onion : 1 
  • Tomato : 1
  • Green chillies : 3
  • Ginger : 1/2 
  • Garlic cloves : 3
  • Carrot : 1
  • Potato : 1
  • Green peas : fistful
  • Salt : to taste
  • Water : 3 cups

For tempering : 

  •   Oil : 2 tbsps 
  •   Cumin seeds : 1/2 tsp
  •   Cinnamon stick : 1
  •   Bay leaf : 1
  •   Cloves : 5
  •   Cardamom : 1
  •   Cloves : 4
  •   Star anise:  1
  •   Curry leaves : 1 

Masala Khichdi Recipe : 

Preparation Time : 10 mins 

Cook : 30 mins 

Serves : 5 people

Cuisine : Indian 

How to prepare Masala Khichdi Recipe : 


Step 1 : Take rice, wash it and drain properly, now do the same with dal, and put it aside.

Step 2 : Take a big vessel, put some oil in it, let it heat up, now add cumin seeds and let it cook. Add the cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, star anise and bay leaf.

Step 4 : Now add curry leaves, ginger garlic paste, green chillies and Coriander stems. Now fry them for the next 2-3 mins.

Step 5 : Now add turmeric powder, salt and onion and saute them for 3-5 mins.

Step 6 : Add chopped potatoes, green peas and carrots to the vessel and stir it for 8-10 mins.   

Step 7 : Now add water and let it boil for 5 mins. You can also taste the water and see if it is salty or not. 

Step 8 : Once the water is boiled, add washed rice and dal to it. You can also add coriander stems on it. 

Step 9 : Now close the lid and let it cook for 10-15 mins, until all the excess water is absorbed. 

Step 10 : Empty the vessel in a big bowl and serve to your friends and family with raita or pickles. 


Some Useful Tips : 


  • You can add 5 cups of water if you want your khichdi to be soft. 


  • The use of chillies is optional. 


  • The coriander leaves that we add in this dish, helps to bring more aroma and flavor to this dish. 


So this is how we prepare Masala Khichdi Recipe . It is simple, easy and delicious at the same time. So start preparing this dish now and do leave comments about this blog. Thank you 🙂 

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