Masala Khichdi

Khichdi is one of the most easiest and simplest to make. This recipe is best and easy for bachelors to make. It can be had as it is or with yogurt or any pickle. Personally I like to mix some mango pickle in yogurt & have it with khichdi.

Masala Khichdi


1 cup rice
1/2 cup yellow moong dall
2 small potatoes, cut in cubes
2 tomatoes, cut in cubes
1 onion, cut in cubes
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
pinch of hing (optional)
salt to taste
few curry leaves
1 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
3 green chillies, cut lenghtwise
coriander leaves, for garnishing
3 cups water


1: Wash the rice and yellow moong dall together, drain water and keep aside.

2: Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and let it splutter

3: Then add hing, turmeric powder, curry leaves, green chillies and saute for 30 seconds.

4: Now add onions and fry for 1 minute. Add potatoes, tomatoes, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala and saute 1 more minute.

5: Add this mixture to the washed rice, salt, 3 cups of water and cook either in rice cooker or on stove.

6: After it is cooked, mix well, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

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