Hyderabadi Khichdi | How to make Hyderabadi Khichdi

By Zeenath Amaanullah  |  29th Apr 2017  |  
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About Hyderabadi Khichdi Recipe

This khichdi recipe from my birthplace is a dish to reckon with. It is such a simple yet a lovely comfort food for people of all ages. It is more inviting when served with til ka khatta ( made with roasted sesame seeds and tamarind pulp in two different ways, one which is raw and the other one is a tempered version) along with Kheema, Achar and poppadums or any other fried items. A must have breakfast or lunch for every Hyderabadi on a weekend. And not to forget a good dollop of pure desi ghee which makes it even more appealing and gorgeous. Here's a walk down the memory lane to my loving city of world famous lac bangles and dum biryani, presenting our simple comfort food for you all to try and relish.

Hyderabadi Khichdi is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Hyderabadi Khichdi has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Zeenath Amaanullah is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Hyderabadi Khichdi recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Hyderabadi Khichdi is 20 minutes and the time taken for cooking is 25 minutes. This is recipe of Hyderabadi Khichdi is perfect to serve 5 people. Hyderabadi Khichdi is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love Hyderabadi Khichdi. So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Hyderabadi Khichdi by commenting on this page below!

Hyderabadi Khichdi

Ingredients to make Hyderabadi Khichdi

  • rice either basmati or any good quality 1/2 kg
  • red lentils or masoor dal 3/4 cup
  • ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp
  • ghee 3 tbsp
  • caraway seeds 1 tsp
  • cinnamon sticks 2 or 3
  • cardamom pods crushed 3 to 4
  • salt to taste
  • green chillies whole 4
  • Garam masala powder 1 tsp
  • coriander leaves chopped a handful
  • turmeric powder 1 tsp
  • onion sliced big 1
  • Lime sized tamarind
  • water 1 cup
  • Roasted and powdered sesame seeds 4 tbsp
  • coriander leaves chopped a handful
  • onion big 1 sliced

How to make Hyderabadi Khichdi

  1. First of all, soak rice and the lentils after washing thoroughly for at least 20 mins.
  2. Now in a non-stick pot, heat ghee and add the onions to it.
  3. Saute it for a minute and then add the ginger garlic paste.
  4. Add the whole garam masalas one by one.
  5. Keep the flame low.
  6. Also add the garam masala powder, turmeric and the green chilies and coriander leaves.
  7. After about 5 mins of sauteeing, add the soaked rice and lentils.
  8. Saute for a minute and then add about 4 cups of water along with the salt.
  9. For the first 10 mins, let it cook on high flame stirring in between, to mix everything well.
  10. After 10 mins, lower the flame and cover.
  11. Let it cook on low flame until done.
  12. It will be done in 15 to 20 mins.
  14. Squeeze the soaked tamarind well to take out the juice.
  15. To this add the salt and the roasted sesame seeds powder.
  16. Also, add the sliced onion.
  17. And finally, garnish it with chopped coriander leaves.
  18. Khatta is always of a thin consistency only. It tastes awesome.
  19. Serve this delicious khichdi with this khatta, kheema, pickle of your choice, poppadums and any fried item.
  20. I served it with homemade potato chips and til ka khatta along with lime pickle and ghee.

My Tip:

Sesame seeds powder can be added more if desired to make a thicker consistency khatta.

Reviews for Hyderabadi Khichdi (2)

Yasmeen Ahmeda year ago

Typical hyderabadi breakfast . :heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes::ok_hand::ok_hand::ok_hand:

Sukhmani Bedia year ago

Love this one

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