Hyderabadi Khichdi | How to make Hyderabadi Khichdi

By Tanuja G  |  21st Nov 2015  |  
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About Hyderabadi Khichdi Recipe

Khichdi is a dish prepared with rice and various kinds of lentils. Also, the rice and lentils are cooked al dente and not mushy. Basmati rice or sona masoori rice is generally used to prepare this dish and it is best served with til ka khatta.

The delicious and mouthwatering Hyderabadi Khichdi is enjoyed by all. This dish is often prepared for special occasions including parties or festivals. Hyderabadi Khichdi is a good option when you want to cook something different . It is an amazing dish which is liked by people of all age groups. The flavourful ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Hyderabadi Khichdi. Tanuja G shared Hyderabadi Khichdi recipe which can serve 4 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you learn how to make the delicious Hyderabadi Khichdi. Try this delicious Hyderabadi Khichdi recipe at home and surprise your family and friends. You can connect with the Tanuja G of Hyderabadi Khichdi by commenting on the page. In case you have any questions around the ingredients or cooking process. The Hyderabadi Khichdi can also be given a rating. The "What's cooking" feature can be used to share your experience when you make Hyderabadi Khichdi with other users

Hyderabadi Khichdi

Ingredients to make Hyderabadi Khichdi

  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 1/2 cup masoor dal or 1/2 cup of moong dal
  • 4 tablespoons of oil or ghee
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 2 cardamoms
  • 3-4 green chillies - chopped into big pieces
  • 1/2 cup sliced onions - optional
  • 1 teaspoon of ginger-garlic paste
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 teaspoon shajeera or jeera
  • 2-3 cloves
  • 1 each of tomatoes potatoes diced - optional

How to make Hyderabadi Khichdi

  1. Wash the rice and masoor/moong dal separately. Soak them in water for atleast an hour.
  2. Heat ghee or oil in a vessel. Add the whole garam masala spices and fry them for 10-15 seconds.
  3. Add the onions and fry till they turn translucent in colour. Then add green chillies, ginger-garlic paste. Sauté till the raw smell is gone. Add potatoes and tomatoes too.
  4. Add in salt, turmeric and mix it well. Pour in water and bring it to a boil.
  5. Drain the soaked rice and dal. Then put them together into the vessel. Give it a nice stir. Close the lid tightly and cook it for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Ensure that the rice and dal do not turn mushy, each grain should be visible. Once it is cooked, switch off the flame.
  7. Serve hot with til ka khatta for best taste.

My Tip:

Mint and coriander leaves can be used to garnish. As well as fried and browned onions. Usually, potatoes and tomatoes are not added but I have added to make it a full meal. To make it a little more rich, cashew nuts, raisins, pistachios, etc can be used. I have added pics of both kinds of khichdi, one with moong dal and one with masoor dal.

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