Toor Dal Khichdi

Toor dal khichdi,is a comforting and delicious one pot meal ready to eat in few minutes.Whenever I feel like lazy ,and believe me,I am lazy almost everyday.I prefer to cook khichdi and rice based one pot meals.Most of the time there is just me and toddler at home for lunch days.So I prefer to cook such easy peasy meals for us.

However,it is very hard to impress the little one,but still she is a happy face for rice.If I would ever ask her what do you want to eat,she would say only these two words that she recently learned-ricce and ooti,means rice and roti .This toor dal khichdi is for such lazy days and believe me it does taste awesome.I like my khichdi with a dollop of desi ghee and I am satisfied.

Blogging Marathon#62/Week1
Theme-Quick Meals
Dish-Toor Dal Khichdi

1/2 cup toor dal/arhar dal
1 cup rice
1 onion,chopped
2-3 garlic cloves,chopped
2-3 green chillies,chopped
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
2-3 cloves
1 cinnamon stick
2-3 dry red chilli
salt to taste
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 tablespoon ghee
water as required

Heat ghee in a pressure cooker and add cumin seeds and mustard seeds.Let the seeds splutter.
Add cloves,red chilli and cinnamon stick.Stir and add garlic,onions and green chilli slits.
Saute till onions are a little brown.
Add salt ,sugar,red chiili powder and turmeric powder.Mix well.
Add washed rice and toor dal with 3 cups of water.
Cover the lid and cook for 2-3 whistles.
Remove from heat ,let the pressure release from cooker.Open the lid.

Serve warm with kadhi or dal.


Serve-2 Cooking time-20 minutes

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Best regards,

Sapana Behl

15 comments on “Toor Dal Khichdi”

  1. The bowl of khichdi is inviting. Makes a quick and filling meal.

  2. rajani says:

    If its just us for lunch, we tend to gravitate towards simple or one pot meals. Great that your little one is a fan of rice 🙂

  3. Super like, wat a nutritious meal, can finish my lunch rite now with this healthy khichdi.

  4. Wow what a delicious meal and such a healthy one at that. I think I will love to dig in right now.

  5. Hiba abbas says:

    My toddler's fav. .healthy one too

  6. Hiba abbas says:

    My toddler's fav. .healthy one too

  7. Simple kichdi looks fabulous..

  8. Usha Rao says:

    Even i don't feel like looking just for myself. I too make khicdhi when I am lazy to cook. Never tried it with toor dal though.

  9. An inviting bowl of comfort food.

  10. This meal is featured very regularly in our house , love the way you have presented it , making it a gourmet dish .

  11. That truly is a comforting meal. Looks delicious and right at home 🙂

  12. Sarita says:

    Quick Healthy dish for the whole family..

  13. Never tried khichdi with toor dal but the dish looks very inviting. Bookmarked the recipe:)

  14. Pavani N says:

    This is such a quick, easy, nutritious and comforting dish. I mostly make khichdi with moong dal, but your version with toor dal sounds delicious.

  15. Srivalli says:

    Looks fabulous Sapana..won't mind having it right now…I enjoyed the khichdi I ate in Vaishali's place and still remember it..

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