Tadkedaar Dal Khichdi

Tadkedaar Dal Khichdi


Khichdi that we buy from hotels are quite different in taste than the one we make at home. This recepie is exactly the hotel style khichdi with tadka.

Preparation time: 5 mins

Cooking time: 15 mins

Serves: 2


  • Rice: 1/4 cup ( I use kolam rice)
  • Yellow moong dal: 1/4 cup
  • Onion: 1 finely chopped
  • Tomato: 1 small finely chopped
  • Green chillies: 1 or 2 finely chopped
  • Ginger garlic paste: 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder: 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder: 1 to 2 tsp
  • Asoefitida: 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander powder: 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds: 1/2 tsp
  • Salt: for taste
  • Vegetable oil: 2 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves: few

For seasoning:

  • Ghee: 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds: 1 tsp
  • Dry red chillies: 2 broken
  • Curry leaves: few


  • Wash and soak rice and dal together for 5 to 10 mins.
  • Pressure cook rice and dal with turmeric powder and salt for 4 to 5 whistles or till its cooked well.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a kadai. Add mustard seeds, let it splutter.
  • Add asoefitida and stir.
  • Add onions and green chillies and saute till onions become translucent.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell goes.
  • Now add tomatoes and cook till it turns mushy.
  • Add red chilli powder and coriander powder and mix well.
  • Now open the cooked rice and dal mixture in cooker and smash it lightly with a whisker or spoon laddle.
  • Pour this to the masala. Mix well.
  • Add 1/2 cup water and stir. Check for salt.
  • Add the finely chopped coriander leaves and stir and switch off the flame.
  • Now for seasoning, heat a small kadai, add ghee.
  • Add cumin seeds, dry red chilli and curry leaves, let it splutter.
  • Pour this to the khichdi and give a stir.
  • Serve hot with pickle and papad.


Dentist by profession.. I just love cooking and I try making innovative recepies..
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