Khichdi Recipe

Serves 4
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
A nutritious and nourishing dish of rice and lentils.


  • 100 gms. washed basmati rice
  • 50 gms. washed and drained split Masoor dal ((red dal))
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp. turmeric
  • a pinch of asafoetida
  • 1 tsp. ghee/sunflower oil
  • Salt to taste


The quantity of water is quite key in this dish - make sure it is double the quantity of rice and dal. The khichdi is a success when the rice and dal grains are separate from each other.


Step 1
Heat up the ghee/oil in a saucepan and lightly fry the cumin seeds.
Step 2
Put in the rice and dal, salt and turmeric and stir for a bit.
Step 3
Add the water. A tip here is that the water should be twice the quantity of the dal and the rice.
Step 4
Cover and cook on simmer until all the water evaporates. It is best not to cover the saucepan completely, leave a small section of it open so that the boiling water does not spill over.
Step 5
Serve hot with yoghurt.