Naina Singhania

Masala Khichdi

Makes- 5 People


  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 cup yellow moong dal
  • 2 onion, chopped
  • ½ cup carrot, chopped
  • 2 medium potato, chopped
  • ½ cup capsicum, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 2 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 spring of curry leaves
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • pinch of asafoetida
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 tbsp of ginger, chopped
  • salt as required


  • Wash the dal and rice. Soak them in water for 15 minutes.
  • In a pressure cook, fry onions in a combination of 1 tablespoon ghee.
  • When the onions are light brown, add the mustard seeds and green chilies, asafoetida, garlic, ginger and curry leaves. Now add the red chilli powder and garam masala. Fry for a while, put add mixed veggies and saute. Now add the rice and dal mix and fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • Pour in 2 glasses of warm water. Add potato cubes and salt. When the water starts bubbling, cover the cooker with its lid and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  • Sprinkle ghee on top before serving. You can also make your own tadka, which will add on to the taste and aroma of this simple recipe. Serve hot