Saturday, 13 October 2012

Whole Masoor Dal Khichdi

Sometimes a simple dish blows your mind away. This is one for me. Whole Masoor Dal is a go to food for us when I need to make something real quick. But then there is only so many times you can eat a dish, isn't it?

I decided to try a khichdi with whole moong and was so happy I did.. Have made it a few times since and it was gone before you know. Could not click good photos.. May be next time :-)


Rice 1.5 cup
Whole Masoor Dal 1 cup
Bay leaf 2
Cinnamon 2 inch piece
Clove 3
Star Anise 3
Jeera 1 tsp
Sambar powder 2 tsp
Turmeric 1 tsp
Tamarind paste 1 tsp
Onion 2
Tomato 2

Oil and salt to taste

Method of Preparation

1. Take rice and dal together in a vessel. Add 8 cups of water. Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles.

2. In a pan heat some oil. Add the bay leaf, cinnamon, star anise and jeera.

3. When it sizzles, add sliced onions. Saute till it is browned.

4. Add chopped tomatoes. Cook till it is well done.

5. Add sambar powder, tamarind paste and some salt. Mix well for a couple of minutes.

6. Add the cooked rice/dal and mix. Simmer for a minute or 2 and switch off.

Serve with some papads or pickle.

Linking this to Lets Cook - Protein Rich Food Event by Radhika


  1. wow yummy khichdi,love it...

  2. looks so tempting..

  3. Yummy, I make khichdi with whole moong and sometimes sprouted ones too. Whole masoor sounds delicious.