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Dal Khichdi



Dal Khichdi is an Indian dish made with rice and lentils. It is a comfort food that is often served with curd, raita or pickles. It is a nutritious and filling meal that is easy to make and can be enjoyed by people of all ages. The dish is made by cooking rice and lentils together in a pressure cooker or pot with spices and vegetables. It is usually served with a dollop of ghee or clarified butter. Dal Khichdi is a great source of protein, fiber, and other essential nutrients.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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split yellow lentils (toor dal)

1 cup

white basmati rice

1 cup

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

mustard seeds

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 teaspoon

asafoetida (hing)

1 teaspoon


2 tablespoons


2 tablespoons


1 teaspoon

garlic paste

green chillies, chopped


onion, chopped


tomato, chopped



2 cups

Salt to taste

Fresh coriander leaves, chopped



Step 1:

Wash and soak the lentils and rice in water for 15 minutes.

Step 2:

Heat the ghee and oil in a pressure cooker.

Step 3:

Add the cumin and mustard seeds and let them crackle.

Step 4:

Add the asafoetida, ginger-garlic paste, green chillies, onion and tomato and sauté for a few minutes.

Step 5:

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

Step 6:

Add the soaked lentils and rice and mix well.

Step 7:

Add the water and salt and mix well.

Step 8:

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

Step 9:

Once the pressure is released, open the lid and fluff the dal khichdi with a fork.

Step 10:

Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 54158 users have chowed down on Dal Khichdi a whopping 94803 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

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

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Dal Khichdi, 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 Khichdi is the food of choice for 24-27 female, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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