Friday, 22 March 2019

Masala Khichdi || Vegetable Khichdi || How to prepare one pot masala khichdi

Masala Khichdi is very tasty and healthy one pot rice variety. We can give it porridge consistency or pulao. Masala vegetable khichdi is combination of rice, moon dal, available vegetables and spices. It is soulful food which is nutritious  healthy food,  gives good relief when suffering from fever and digestive problems. It is very smooth and easy going food for kids, we can feed them by adding gheeit will melt in mouth easily. This is very protein rich food for kids, as it contains mung lentils, rice and vegetables we can skip masala when preparing for kids. 

    This is one of my life saving recipe, which I preparing weekly once or whenever I'm alone at home, as it is very easy to prepare and easy to have it and moreover no need to wash more dishes 🤗. Khichdi is prepared without veggies which is called as pongal in Tamil Nadu with some variation. It can be be prepared in many ways, but 2 famous ways are cooking rice, lentils and veggies in pressure cooker or first cook rice and lentils and then add in cooked veggie mix. I always prefer one pot way as its easy. 
                 Masala Khichdi

Preparation Time : 10 minutes
Cook Time : 15 minutes
Serves : 1 bowl
Category : Rice items 
Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Main ingredients :Moongdal,rice
Author : ArunaSarasChandra


Rice - 11/2 glass
Moong dal - 1 glass
ghee  - 3 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Elachi - 2
Cloves - 1
Cinnamon stick - 1 inch(I Dint used)
Bay leaf - 2 (I did not used)
Green chillies - 4
Ginger - 1 inch
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Coriander leaves - 1 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp(adjust)
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Onions - 2
Tomato - 1 big or 2 small
Potato - 1
Carrot - 1
Water - 7glass(**check tips)
Salt as per taste


1) Wash rice and Moong dal in water 2 times and soak it for 15 min in enough water. 

2) Meanwhile cut vegetables and keep it ready. 

3) Add oil/ ghee in pressure  cooker  then add cumin seeds, elachi,cloves, Cinnamon stick  and fry everything well. 

4) Now add green chillies, ginger and onions, fry everything well by adding salt till onions changes color. 

5) Now add tomato pieces, mix everything well and fry till tomatoes become smooth. 

6) Now add chopped veggies mixeverything well and cook it on low flames by closing lid for few minutes. 

7) Now add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder adjust salt and mix everything well. 

8) Now add soaked Moong dal and rice mix everything well on low flames for a minute. 

9) Now add 7 glasses of water mix everything well and let it boil till you get bubbles on water. (**check tips)

10) Now close the pressure cooker lid and cook to for 4 whistles and let the cooker till it leaves pressure. (** check tips)

That's it tasty, smooth and mouthmelting masala vegetable khichdi is ready to serve. Garnish it with coriander leaves and add ghee serve hot and enjoy with your family. 


* You can add vegetables like cauliflower, beans, capsicum, fresh peas(matar) as per availability. 


** Soaking rice and lentils give smooth texture to khichdi. 

** If you want to get pulao consistency then add
 (rice, dal): water 1:2, or if you want smooth and thick consistency add 1:4  

** You can use oil or ghee, using ghee gives extra taste and flavor to the khichdi.

** Do not closing lid immediately after adding water, it leaks lots of water out while getting whistles. Boil till you see bubbles on water then close pressure cooker. 

** Khichdi tastes great when we serve hot, add ghee while serving to get yummy taste. 

** Khichdi becomes thick wehen it cool. 

** Do not remove pressure cooker lid immediately, let the pressure comes down, so that you will get smooth texture. 

Also check other rice recipes by clicking the link below pic, 

                     Carrot rice

                     Green Peas Pulao

                           Jeera Rice

                        Gongura Pulihora


                Malai Matar paneer

                      Punjabi dum aloo


                              Kaju curry

               paneer butter masala

                          Kadai Paneer

                      khova paneer 

          Stuffed paneer capsicum

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