How to make Dal Khichdi Cassarole -

Cheese makes everything better and a khichdi is no different. A masalaedar moong dal khichdi topped with cheese and gratinated. This is the kind of comfort food you want to dive into when you have had a particularly hard day at work.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Moong dal (मूंग दाल), Rice (चावल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

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Dal Khichdi Cassarole

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History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Dal Khichdi Cassarole Recipe

  • Moong dal dhuli, soaked ½ cup

  • Rice soaked for 30 minutes 1 cup

  • Mozzarella cheese grated ½ cup

  • Ghee 1 tablespoon

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 5-7

  • Green chillies halved and slit 1-2

  • Garlic chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Asafoetida ¼ teaspoon

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Tomatoes finely chopped 1 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Preheat oven to 180° C.

Step 2

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add cumin seeds, curry leaves and green chilies and sauté for 10 seconds. Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.

Step 3

Add asafoetida and sauté. Add onion and sauté till translucent. Add tomato and mix. Add salt, mix and cook till tomato turns soft and pulpy.

Step 4

Add turmeric powder and mix. Add drained rice and drained dal and mix. Add 1 tablespoon coriander leaves and mix. Add 3 cups water, mix, cover and cook till rice is ¾done.

Step 5

Transfer the rice mixture into a glass baking dish, spread cheese and remaining coriander leaves on top. Put the casserole into the preheated oven and bake till the cheese melts.

Step 6

Serve hot.

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