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Dal Khichadi



Dal Khichdi is a popular Indian dish made with lentils and rice. It is a comfort food that is often served with yogurt or pickles. The dish is usually made with split pigeon peas, but other lentils such as mung beans, black-eyed peas, or red lentils can also be used. The lentils are cooked with rice, spices, and vegetables, and then served with a dollop of ghee or clarified butter.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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split yellow lentils (toor dal)

1 cup

white basmati rice

1/2 cup

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

mustard seeds

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

red chili powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 teaspoon

asafoetida (hing)

1/2 teaspoon


2 tablespoons


2 tablespoons


1 teaspoon

garlic paste

green chilies, chopped


onion, chopped


tomato, chopped



2 cups

Salt to taste

Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)



Step 1:

Wash and soak the lentils and rice together for 15 minutes.

Step 2:

Heat the ghee and oil in a pressure cooker over medium heat.

Step 3:

Add the cumin and mustard seeds and let them sizzle for a few seconds.

Step 4:

Add the asafoetida, ginger-garlic paste, green chilies, and onion. Saute for a few minutes until the onion is lightly browned.

Step 5:

Add the tomato and saute for a few more minutes.

Step 6:

Add the turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala, and coriander powder. Saute for a few more minutes.

Step 7:

Add the lentils and rice and stir to combine.

Step 8:

Add the water and salt and stir to combine.

Step 9:

Close the lid of the pressure cooker and cook for 3-4 whistles.

Step 10:

Once the pressure has released, open the lid and fluff the dal khichadi with a spoon.

Step 11:

Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve hot. Enjoy!

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 37495 users have chowed down on Dal Khichadi a whopping 67052 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Pune, Mumbai, Indore, Bengaluru, Lucknow are the top 5 cities gobbling up Dal Khichadi like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Dal Khichadi, our users are head over heels in july, but the interest cools down in february.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Dal Khichadi is the food of choice for 24-27 female, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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