Chana Dal Khichdi

Don’t have any greens or meat in the fridge or tiered of chopping, frying…………………..Here is the shortcut to have a quick meal.  This khichdi requires very  few ingredients which are mostly available in the kitchen. The conventional khichdi has thick poridge like consistency but this khichdi is different. Although it is cooked in single pot, but both rice and daal remains separated and texture and tastes is similar to pulao. Chana Daal Khichri Display


Chana Daal Khichri Ingri

  1. Chana daal (Bengal Gram) 1 cup
  2. Rice 1 cup
  3. Onion Slices 1 tablspn
  4. Garlic chopped 1 tspn
  5. Ginger Julienned 1 tspn
  6. Black pepper corn 1 tspn
  7. Whole dry red chili 2
  8. Cumin seeds 1 tspn
  9. Cinnamon stick 1-2
  10. Black cardamom 1 half crushed
  11. Cloves 3-4
  12. Clarified Butter(desi ghee) 2 tblspn or refined oil
  13. Salt 1 tspn/to taste
  14. Turmeric powder 1/2 tspn(optional)
  15. Water 2 cups.


Soak Chana daal  and rice separately. In the mean time do the chopping. After   15-20 mins. Strain both separately and keep aside.

Heat  pan and pour ghee, when it melts add bay leaf, cumin seeds. Cardamom, cinnamon, pepper corn, cloves and dry red chili. Stir till the cumin seeds change colour and the oil is aromatic. Be careful not to burn these.

Add garlic, stir till it changes colour, put onion and fry till translucent. Add ginger and salt.

Stir for ½ mins then pour daal and stir for 1 min and then add rice. Stir till the moisture   dries up.

Add water. Check the seasoning. Bring to boil then cook covered in slow fire till rice & daal softens approx. 20 mins.

If short of time, may cook in pressure cooker also. Do all above steps in cooker and give 3 whistles . The rice will be ready to serve.

Note: This can be cooked without onion also.

Chana Daal Khichdi


One Comment Add yours

  1. flavours2017 says:

    Love Khichdi ——-

    Liked by 1 person

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