Plain Masala khichdi

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Total Time:
1 hour
Serves: 3
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup - dal
  • 1 cup - rice
  • 3 medium-sized - onions (finely sliced)
  • 100 g - French beans (cut into small cubes)
  • 2 medium-sized - carrots (cut into small cubes)
  • 3 medium-sized - potatoes (cut into small cubes)
  • 3 medium-sized - tomatoes (finely chopped)
  • 2 to 3 tbsp - ghee
  • 1 - bay leaf
  • 2 sticks - cinnamon
  • 3 - cloves
  • 4 - black peppercorns
  • 2 - green cardamoms
  • 1 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - asafoetida powder
  • 1 tsp - green chilli paste
  • 1 tsp - ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 100g - green peas (shelled)
  • 1 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp - garam masala powder
  • 5 cups - water
  • salt to taste

How to Make Plain Masala khichdi

  • Wash and soak the dal and rice separately for 30 minutes.
  • Lightly heat the ghee in a pressure pan.
  • Add the bay leaf, cinnamon stick, cloves, peppercorns and cardamoms.
  • Add the cumin seeds.
  • When they splutter, add asafoetida powder.
  • Saute for a few seconds.
  • Add the sliced onions, green chilli and ginger-garlic paste to it.
  • Fry the onions on a medium flame till it is pink in colour.
  • Add turmeric powder and chopped vegetables to it.
  • Fry it for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the soaked dal, rice and tomatoes and mix it well.
  • Add salt, red chilli powder and garam masala powder to it.
  • Add water and mix it well.
  • Cook on a medium flame for three whistles.
  • Serve hot with papad, pickle and onion-tomato kachumbar.

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