Dal Khichdi with Tadka Recipe

Dal Khichdi is a super healthy and nutritious meal with healing qualities in it. This recipe is a twist on the regular khichdi. It is an ideal meal free of oil and rich in dietary fiber.

Basically, this recipe belongs to Gujarati cuisine. It is a one-pot meal and is normally considered comfort food. This meal is light for your stomach and is quick to make for dinner or lunch. It is a must-follow recipe, especially during cold days.

The aromatic tadka of basal and garlic is quite charming and one cannot stop his hands. I bet this recipe will prove quite delightful for you.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 cup dal
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp chopped green chilies
  • 1 tbsp cumin (zeera)
  • 2 tbsp dhania powder
  • 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp red chili powder
  • A pinch of hing
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1 whole red chili
  • Freshly chopped coriander leaves to garnish
  • 8-10 curry leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar to taste
  • Ginger garlic paste

The process to make best Dal Khichdi with Tadka

  1. Soak dal and rice in freshwater for at least 20 minutes.
  2. Then give it pressure in a pressure cooker and also add water, turmeric, and salt.
  3. After 3 whistles of the cooker, open it up and mash the khichdi with whatever utensil you want.
  4. Now to make the dressing, in a large pan fry the cumin seeds till crackling and then add hing, curry leaves, and chopped green chili and fry for a few minutes. Also, onion is basic at this point.
  5. Then add the ginger-garlic paste and saute for a few minutes.
  6. At this time add tomatoes to the pan and also add salt to prevent the tomatoes from burning.
  7. Mix well after adding chili and coriander powder.
  8. Whisk quite well with the spoon.
  9. At this point in time, add a cup of water and the cooked tomato paste to the khichdi. Bring it to a boil, stir, and then set aside.
  10. Now it’s high time for tadka.
  11. In a separate skillet, add all the same seasonings including cumin seeds, green chili, onion, and chili powder. Also, curry leaves are added. Saute it for a few minutes and then add this tadka in the khichdi. Mix well.
  12. And there you have it. Serve hot in the serving dish.

FAQs?

Can we feed this khichdi to patients?

Of course, It is quite good for sick persons. They will feel better while having it. But make sure to keep the spices minimum if you are preparing them for patients or for elders at your home.

Dal Khichdi with Tadka Recipe
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Dal Khichdi with Tadka Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 cup dal
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp chopped green chilies
  • 1 tbsp cumin zeera
  • 2 tbsp dhania powder
  • 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp red chili powder
  • A pinch of hing
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1 whole red chili
  • Freshly chopped coriander leaves to garnish
  • 8-10 curry leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar to taste
  • Ginger garlic paste

Instructions

  • Soak dal and rice in freshwater for at least 20 minutes.
  • Then give it pressure in a pressure cooker and also add water, turmeric, and salt.
  • After 3 whistles of the cooker, open it up and mash the khichdi with whatever utensil you want.
  • Now to make the dressing, in a large pan fry the cumin seeds till crackling and then add hing, curry leaves, and chopped green chili and fry for a few minutes. Also, onion is basic at this point.
  • Then add the ginger-garlic paste and saute for a few minutes.
  • At this time add tomatoes to the pan and also add salt to prevent the tomatoes from burning.
  • Mix well after adding chili and coriander powder.
  • Whisk quite well with the spoon.
  • At this point in time, add a cup of water and the cooked tomato paste to the khichdi. Bring it to a boil, stir, and then set aside.
  • Now it's high time for tadka.
  • In a separate skillet, add all the same seasonings including cumin seeds, green chili, onion, and chili powder. Also, curry leaves are added. Saute it for a few minutes and then add this tadka in the khichdi. Mix well.
  • And there you have it. Serve hot in the serving dish.

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