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Monday, October 11, 2021

Mixed Veg Dal Khichadi (Step by Step Pics)

When all are free sitting idle at home, especially weekends, I try making something simple yet nutritious for the family and so end up making a one pot meal. Mixed veg khichadi is one such type of comfort meal that you can prepare with any type of veggies and dal. There are multiple variations that you can try out for this recipe, and I too keep experimenting a lot of them. Mixed veg khichadi when served with a dollop of butter and hot rasam poured over it -awww !! Tastes heavenly. I love that combo so much, and all you need is a pappad(pappadam) by the side at the most. Do give this healthy one pot meal and try serving it hot for best tastes.

Preparation time ~ 20 minutes
Cooking time ~ 30 minutes
Serves ~ 6
Author ~ Julie
sona masoori 2 cups
tuvar dal or toor dal or sambar parippu 3/4 cup
water 5 1/2 cups
green peas 1/4cup
capsicum 1 small or 1/4 cup diced 
carrots 2 or 1/4 cup cubed
beans 1/4 cup
onion 1 medium-sized
ginger-garlic paste 1 tbsp
tomato 1chopped
coriander leaves 2 tbsp
curry leaves a sprig
chilly powder 1 tsp
kayam or asafoetida or hing 1/2 tsp
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
whole spices (cumin seeds 1 tsp, cinnamon 2 pieces, cloves 3-4, peppercorns 4, cardamom 3)
salt to taste 
ghee or butter 1 tbsp 
oil 2 tbsp

  • Wash and cut all veggies, keep aside. Wash the rice and dal separately, keep soaked till use.


  • Heat oil and ghee/ butter in a pan, add the whole spices, hing and sauté. To this add onion, sauté till translucent and then add ginger-garlic paste, sauté till raw smell disappears. Add the spice powders on low flame and then add chopped tomato. Cook till mashed.

  • Then add cut veggies and washed dal along with rice. Add salt and mix well. 
  • Finally, add the coriander leaves and water(5 1/2 cups). Cook for 3-4 whistles. Wait till pressure is released and then fluff with a fork to check if done. Serve on a plate with pappad and raitha as side.
* If you want the khichadi watery, then add a cup more of water when cooking.
* You can use tuvar dal too instead of moong dal.
* Add whichever vegetables are available in your kitchen.




Angie's Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

Very flavourful and comforting!

Vineetha Sush said... Best Blogger Tips

Adipoli one pot meal !