dal khichdi recipe
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Dal Khichdi Recipe

One pot Dal Khichdi with dal, veggies and greens in pressure cooker.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 1
Author: Radhika

Ingredients

  • Yellow Moong dal - 2 tbsp
  • Masoor Dal or pink dal - 2 tbsp
  • Onion - 1 tbsp
  • Tomato - 1 tbsp
  • Carrot - 1 tbsp
  • Beans - 1 tbsp
  • Peas - 1/8 cup
  • Red cabbage - 1 tbsp
  • Murungai keerai or drumstick leaves or methi - 1 handful
  • Ginger - 1/2 tsp grated
  • Asafoetida - 2 pinch (optional)
  • Red chili powder or Curry powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Coconut oil or ghee - 1 tsp

Instructions

Preparation:

  • Chop onion, tomato, carrots, beans and cabbage finely and set aside.
  • Wash both dals together and keep aside.

How to make Dal Khichdi:

  • Heat a pressure pan with coconut oil.
  • Add Asafoetida (if using), cumin seeds and let it sizzle.
  • Add onions and stir. Add grated ginger, mix and cook till the onions turn pink.
  • Add tomato, carrots, beans, peas, red cabbage and mix well.
  • Add drumstick leaves or methi, Masoor dal. Moong dal and mix well.
  • Add 2 cups water, red chili or curry powder, turmeric powder, salt and mix to combine.
  • Close the pan with lid and let it cook for 3 whistles over medium flame.
  • Switch off stove and let the pressure release by itself.
  • Open lid, mix vigorously with a wooden ladle to mash everything together.
  • Transfer the dal khichdi to a serving bowl.
  • Drizzle a tsp of ghee or coconut oil on top and serve piping hot with some dry curry or potato chips.