Mouthwatering Dish Kichdi Recipe – 2 Simple Ingredients (daal & rice)



Khichdi is an indian dish made from rice and red lentils (daal).  This is a childhood favorite recipe that I've incorporated over the years to make a healthier version without using any ghee or oils. Hope you enjoy it as much as our family does!

  • 2 -3 Cups of Brown or Basmati Rice
  • 1/2 Cup Masoor Dal
  • 1 Cup Chopped Onions
  • 3 Green Chillies sliced
  • 1 tbsp Chopped Mint
  • 6 Cloves
  • 2 Cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp Shah Jeera
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • Salt to Taste
  1. Mix the rice and masoor daal. Wash and soak this in water for 30 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  2. In a pot add cloves, cinnamon and shah jeera.

  3. Add the onions and ginger garlic paste.
  4. Saute the onions in a tspn of water until it is browned.

  5. Add turmeric, green chillies and mint ant mix well.

  6. Add the soaked and drained rice and masoor daal, mix it together.

  7. Add 2 cups of water and salt and mix everything.

  8. Cover and cook till the rice and lentils are done on slow flame or a rice cooker.

  9. Serve hot with Tomato Chutney and Chickpea Flour veggie Omelettes. Enjoy!