Mili Juli Dal Chawal ki Khichdi – Mix Dal Khichdi Recipe

post modified on January 15


Written by Puja

If you’re looking for a quick and easy meal that is both nutritious and delicious, then dal chawal ki khichdi is worth a try! In this blog post, we’ll take a look at how to make this popular Indian dish, along with some simple tips and tricks to help you get the perfect consistency every time. (step-by-step-pictures)

Dal chawal ki khichdi

About Dal Chawal ki Khichdi:

Think about Khichdi and what comes to my mind is my uncle telling me, “Khichdi ke chaar yaar, Papad, Ghee, Dahi, Achaar”, which meant that Khichdi has 4 friends, papad, ghee, curd, and pickle. This is said so because Khichdi tastes extremely well when it is accompanied by these 4 items. And to be frank, you need to experience it to believe it.

Mix Dal Khichdi is a mixture of rice and lentils(dal) and is a very famous recipe all over India. People from different states call it with a different name. For example khichuri in Bengali, adahengu khichdi in Odisha, Pongal in Tamil Nadu (South India) Khichri in Bihar, etc.

In Bihar, the consumption of khichri every Saturday is considered auspicious and is eaten along with lots of ghee, baingan ka bharta, aloo bharta, tomato chutney, coriander chutney, papad, pickle, and many other items. In India, the festival called Makar Sankranti is incomplete without Dal khichdi recipe.

Speaking of Makar Sankranti, let me also wish everybody a very happy Makar Sankranti. It is unbelievable the way people are connected. Across the length and breadth of India, people have different beliefs and speak different languages but we are all connected with an invisible thread. One such connection can be seen in these festivals.

Pretty much every part of India celebrates a similar festival at the exact time of the year and all of these festivals symbolize the harvest festival. This symbolizes our “Unity in Diversity”.

This Mix dal khichdi is not only tasty but nutritious and healthy as well. Masala Khichdi recipe is full of fiber and protein and because there are a lot of vegetables along with rice and dal, that goes into this recipe, you get pretty much everything that you would need, in it.

So here is the rice dal khichri recipe for you. Enjoy along with family.

dal khichdi recipe

Serving Suggestion:

Dal Chawal ki Khichdi is traditionally served with a variety of Indian pickles, curd, or raita, fried papad, salad, and dollops of ghee. As I mentioned earlier there is a food saying prevalent in India, ‘ Khichdi ke chaar yaar – papad, ghee, dahi, achaar.’ This means that khichdi is best enjoyed with four friends – papad, ghee, dahi, and pickle.

Storage Suggestion:

You can store Khichdi in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. As a regular reader, you know I usually say to eat food fresh. But with khichdi, I love keeping leftovers for the next day.

Like biryani, khichdi gets an amazing taste when reheated. To reheat, just warm it up on the stove without adding water. I love khichdi this way. 🙂

But you can add a little hot water and reheat before eating if you want to.

Once hot, it’s ready to eat and tastes so good.

Pro Tips:

  1. To save time, you can always cook the rice and dal in a pressure cooker, just the way I normally do. I simply cook the dal and rice along with water and a few other ingredients first in the pressure cooker. Then I transfer it to another large pot. By following this process, you get a nice, mushy consistency for the khichdi. You can also add as much water as needed since mixing will be easier in the pot.
  2. Make sure to give tadka using ghee for a better taste.
  3. Use minimal spices to maintain the natural taste of khichdi.

Why You Should Make this Recipe:

  1. Comforting family favorite meal.
  2. Perfect for a cold winter afternoon or a rainy day.
  3. Wholesome and nutritious dish.
  4. Easy to prepare.
  5. Mix dal khichdi can be customized to suit your taste and preferences.
  6. Whether you’re a vegetarian or just looking for a healthy and delicious meal, dal chawal ki khichdi is worth a try!

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Mix dal khichdi

Basic Ingredients Used to Make this Recipe:

Here are the basic ingredients used in dal chawal ki khichdi recipe:

Rice: Rice is the main ingredient in khichdi. It provides carbohydrates and is a good source of energy. You can use basmati rice or any regular rice is ok for khichdi.

Dal: Today I have used a combination of Moong dal and masoor dal. Combining both dal brings out the delicious flavor of khichdi. Moong dal and masoor dal is a good source of protein and dietary fiber. You can make this khichdi with only moong dal or masoor dal.

Vegetables: Winter is the best time to enjoy khichdi, because you can add lots of vegetables to it, Today I am using cauliflower, peas, and carrot. The addition of these vegetables brings a nice texture and wonderful flavor to the khichdi. Don’t forget to add tomatoes as it brings a nice tangy flavor to the khichdi.

Ginger and Bayleaf: Ginger and bayleaf add a nice flavor and aroma to the khichdi.

Turmeric powder: Turmeric is an important ingredient in dal chawal ki khichdi because it adds color, taste, aroma, and health benefits to the dish. It also has cultural significance and is essential for bringing the dish to life. Without turmeric, dal chawal ki khichdi would not be complete.

Coriander leaves: Coriander leaves add a nice flavor and aroma to the khichdi. Most importantly the addition of coriander brings some freshness and nice green color in khichdi.

Ghee: Hhee is very important, So do not skip.

Asafoetida: Hing is used in khichdi as it aids digestion. Hing is considered a powerful spice used to clear up stagnation, bloating and toxins in the body.

Cumin Seeds: Cumin seeds add a nice flavor to the khichdi. Without cumin seeds, the khichdi will not be much flavorful.

Whole Dry Red Chilli: Whole dry red chilies add a nice spicy flavor to the khichdi. If you don’t want to use red chilli then you can use green chilli instead.

Mustard Oil: To fry veggies like carrots, cauliflower, and green peas I have used mustard oil. You can use vegetable oil or ghee if you don’t like the flavor of mustard oil.

Salt: Salt is used to enhance the flavor of the khichdi.

dal chawal ki khichdi

Mili Juli Dal Chawal ki Khichdi – Mixed Lentil and Veggie Rice

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: dal chawal ki khichdi, khichdi
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 10 12
Calories: 410kcal
Author: Puja

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 cup Rice
  • 1 cup Moong Dal
  • 1 cup Masoor Dal
  • 1/2 tbsp Turmeric powder
  • 3-4 nos Bay leaf
  • 4 Tomatoes sliced
  • 1 tbsp Ginger crushed
  • 2 tbsp Coriander leaves finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Oil

To Fry Veggies

  • 1 Cauliflower
  • 1 cup Carrot chopped
  • 1 cup Green Peas
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 3-4 tbsp Mustard Oil
  • Salt as needed

For Tadka

  • 4-5 tbsp Ghee
  • 2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 3-4 Whole Dry Red Chilli
  • 2-3 pinch Asafoetida

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a pan/kadahi.
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  • Add cauliflower florets and fry covering in between.
  • Once it gets half cooked add chopped carrot, and green peas to it and fry on a medium heat until light brown and the vegetables are well cooked. Set aside.
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  • Now heat oil in another pan/kadahai and fry moong dal and masoor dal togeather.
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  • Fry until the nice aroma comes. (Keep stirring in between so that the dal doesn’t get burnt)
  • Once done take it out in a bowl and let it cool down.
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  • Once it gets cold add rice to it and wash everything together.
  • In a pressure cooker add rice, masoor dal , moong dal, tomato,turmeric, bay-leaf, ginger and salt. Stir well.
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  • Add the water and put the lid with the weight on the cooker.
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  • Cook this mix until one whistle and then turn off the stove, do NOT release the pressure.
  • Let the pressure cooker cool down by itself.
  • Open the lid of the cooker.
  • If the khichdi becomes too thick, then add some hot water to it and stir till the consistency is right.
  • The consistency can be adjusted as per your choice by adding less or more water. Some people prefer thick and some thin consistency.
  • Now take a big open mouth vessel add the cooked rice and dal mixture to it.
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  • Add the cooked vegetables and stir well.
  • Reheat the khichdi on a low-medium flame, stirring in between. (you can check the salt and add more, if needed)
  • Once it gets proper hot, turn off the flame.
  • Add the chopped coriander leaves and mix well.

For Tempering:

  • Heat ghee in a small pan, add asafoetida, cumin seeds and dry red chili.
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  • Fry until brown.
  • Now add this tempering to the khichdi and give it a good mix.
  • Serve hot with a spoonful of ghee on top and also along with the side dishes of your choice.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Mili Juli Dal Chawal ki Khichdi – Mixed Lentil and Veggie Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 410 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 38mg2%
Potassium 908mg26%
Carbohydrates 63g21%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 2823IU56%
Vitamin C 58mg70%
Calcium 88mg9%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Frequently Asked Questions About the Recipe:

What are some health benefits of eating khichdi?

Khichdi is nutritious, easy to digest, and considered a completely balanced meal. The mix of rice, dal, and veggies provides carbohydrates, protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals.

How can I make khichdi for a large gathering?

Khichdi is great for large groups! Simply multiply the ingredients as needed. As I mentioned earlier, cook the rice and dal mixture in a pressure cooker, fry veggies in a kadai, and then combine everything in a large pot. Cooking time will increase as quantity increases.

Does leftover khichdi taste as good as reheated?

Yes, the taste of Khichdi’s improves over time. Leftover khichdi is tastier than when freshly cooked!

Is khichdi suitable for weight loss diets?

Yes, it can be a healthy part of a weight loss diet due to its high protein and fiber content which keeps you full for longer. Just portion out the serving size.

What consistency should the final dish be?

Dal chawal ki khichdi can have a range of textures, from dry and fluffy to creamy like a porridge. You can adjust the amount of water to achieve your preferred texture. Many people enjoy it soft and moist but not runny.

Is khichdi suitable for babies?

Yes, khichdi is often one of the first solid foods introduced to babies in India. Stick to mild spices and make sure the khichdi is thoroughly cooked to a soft texture.

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