How to make Dal Khichdi - SK Khazana -

Comfort food at its best, dal and rice cooked together with simple masalas

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Kolam Rice (कोलम चावल), split skinless green gram (dhuli moong dal)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Dal Khichdi - SK Khazana

Dal Khichdi - SK Khazana Recipe Card


Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Dal Khichdi - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Kolam Rice 1 cup

  • split skinless green gram (dhuli moong dal) soaked for 30 minutes 1/2 cup

  • Ghee 2 tablespo + for drizzling

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida 1/2 teaspoon

  • Garlic chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Green chillies finely chopped 1-2

  • Onion large, finely chopped 1

  • Tomato medium, finely chopped 1

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh coriander sprig to garnish


Step 1

Heat ghee to the pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds and when their colour changes, add asafoetida and mix.

Step 2

Add garlic, ginger and green chillies, mix and sauté for 1 minute. Add onion and saute till golden brown. Add tomato and salt, mix and sauté for 2 minutes. Add turmeric powder and red chilli powder and Tata turmeric powder, mix and sauté for 1 minute.

Step 3

Add cup rice and split green gram and mix well. Add 4 cups water, mix well adjust the salt. Cover the cooker and cook under pressure till 3-4 whistles are given out.

Step 4

Open the cooker when the pressure reduces completely. Add coriander leaves and mix well.

Step 5

Transfer the khichdi into a serving bowl, drizzle some ghee on top and garnish with a coriander sprig. Serve hot with pickle and papad.

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