Mixed Dal Khichdi

This brown rice and mixed dal lentil khichdi is a quick, tasty, and healthy recipe.


  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1 cup mixed dals
    • Moong dal
    • Chana dal
    • Toor dal
    • Urad dal

  • 2-3 green chilies
  • Curry leaves
  • 2 tbs Ghee
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 1 tomato- chopped
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 cup Potato cubes (peeled)
  • ½ cup green peas

  • 3-4 garlic cloves- finely chopped
  • 1 tsp grated ginger or paste
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • ¼ tsp hing
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • Salt
  • Lemon juice

Chopped cilantro


  • Wash the rice and dals under running water
  • Add potato, green peas, turmeric powder, salt, ghee and 6 cups of water and cook in a pressure cooker or instant pot on high pressure

  • Take a pot, add ghee, and heat it
  • Add cumin seeds and bay leaves and roast them
  • Add slit green chilies, curry leaves, ginger paste, garlic pieces, hing, and chopped onions
  • Once onions turn golden, add tomato pieces

  • Cook until tomato pieces become soft
  • Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, cilantro, and salt and mix well
  • Lastly, add the cooked mixture of brown rice and dals, and mix well
  • You can add water if needed to get the desired consistency

  • Add lemon juice and adjust salt
  • Serve with ghee and papad.

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