Masoor dal/red lentil khichdi

Main Dish
2 servings
5 min
15 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2
1/2 cup Rice

1/2 cup Masoor dal(Red lentils)

1 medium size onion

1 chopped green chilly

1/2 cup green peas (Optional)

Chopped coriander leaves (cilantro)

2 small size tomatoes

1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste (Optional)

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

2-3 tablespoon oil

Salt to taste

½ teaspoon Coriander powder

Pinch of red chili powder

Pinch of turmeric

1 cups of water


  • Wash Rice and Masoor dal together and keep it aside for 10 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker or pan with lid and add cumin seeds, chopped green chilies and chopped onion. Sauté until golden brown.
  • Add green peas and sauté for 1 minutes and add chopped tomatoes(or pureed) .
    Now add salt, turmeric powder, chili powder and mix well .
  • Add washed rice and Masoor dal, mix again
  • Finely add water and close the lid.
  • Once cooked garnish with chopped coriander leaves .
    Serve with yogurt, Raita or butter/ghee.


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