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Tur Dal Khichda

Anju Bhagnari
10 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Tur Dal Khichda RECIPE

An easy to put together, one pot meal for those times when one wants to find the easy way out of cooking

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Fusion
  • Pressure Cook
  • Sauteeing
  • Main Dish
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 1 cup basmati rice or semi brown rice
  2. 3/4 cup tur dal
  3. 1 large onion, chopped finely
  4. 1 tomato, chopped
  5. 1 green chilli
  6. salt to taste
  7. 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  8. 1/2 teaspoon haldi
  9. 3 tablespoon oil
  10. For tempering- 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  11. 1 teaspoon jeera
  12. 10 to 12 curry leaves
  13. 1 dried red chilli, whole
  14. To garnish - green coriander leaves, chopped


  1. Wash and soak the rice and dal together for 30 minutes
  2. Heat up oil in a pressure cooker.
  3. Add in the onions and fry till colour changes to light brown.
  4. Put in the tomatoes and cook till they turn soft
  5. Add in the salt, red chilli powder, haldi and green chilli.
  6. Drain the rice and dal and add to this mixture.
  7. Fry for a couple of minutes only.
  8. Add water, level being 3/4 or 1 inch above the rice and dal .
  9. Water can be added later on too, to adjust the consistency we want.
  10. Now, cook till 3 whistles on full flame.
  11. Open on the pressure being released on its own.
  12. Add more water if little bit watery or mushy consistency is preferred and bring to one boil.
  13. Prepare the tempering by heating 1 tablespoon oil.
  14. Add the mustard seeds and jeera.
  15. Let them splutter.
  16. Shut off the flame.
  17. Toss in the curry leaves and whole red chilli.
  18. These will get cooked in the hot oil.
  19. Quickly pour over the ready khichda.
  20. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

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Diksha Wahi
Diksha Wahi   Apr-25-2017


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