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June 27, 2016

Muslim Khichdi Recipe – Dal Khichdi

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Muslim khichdi recipe
I got this recipe from Captain TV cookery show. It was demonstrated by a Muslim lady, Mrs. Humayun ( Sorry I don’t remember her name exactly) and she told its one of the traditional breakfast recipes of Tamil Muslims. This is an entirely different version from our usual dal kichdi recipes served in hotels. Its cooking procedure and ingredients are more like biryani. So I got impressed with the recipe and thought of trying out this authentic version. I made it for our Sunday lunch along with curd rice and fruit custard. It was mildly spiced and tasted yummy with nice flavor of moong dal and masala .I served this khichdi with Mint leaves chutney/Pudina chutney as suggested by her. Sendhil & Raksha loved it and told me prepare this for their lunch box too . Its a very easy, quick, one pot meal ideal for breakfast and lunch box. Try this once. Ok, lets see how to make this easy, one pot Muslim style Khichdi recipe for breakfast/ lunch!
Check out my Muslim Veg Dalcha and ghee rice recipes too !
Muslim khichdi

Muslim Khichdi Recipe

Muslim Khichdi Recipe Muslim khichdi recipe using rice, moong dal and vegetables served with Mint chutney - A healthy breakfast recipe with a side dish !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Breakfast recipes
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes

1 cup - 240ml
  • Basmati rice - 1 cup
  • Moong dal - 1/4 cup
  • Mixed vegetables - 1/2 cup (1 carrot, 1 potato, a handful of green peas)
  • Water - 1.5 cups
  • Salt - as needed
To saute
  • Cooking oil - 3 tbsp
  • Cinnamon, cloves, cardamom - 2 each
  • Big onion - 1 no
  • G&G paste - 2 tsp
  • Green chillies - 2 nos ( use 4 nos for more spicy)
  • Tomato - 2 nos ( small)
  • Mint + coriander leaves - a handful
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Ghee - 2 tsp

  • Wash and soak basmati rice for 30 minutes. Wash and soak the dal in another bowl separately. In the mean time, chop the onion, tomato, mixed vegetables.
Muslim khichdi recipe
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker base and saute cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. Now add the sliced big onion,g&g paste slitted green chilli and saute until onion turns transparent and raw smell goes off.
Muslim khichdi recipe
  • Now add the chopped tomato pieces, mint + coriander leaves, turmeric powder, salt. Saute till tomato turns pulpy. Drain the excess water from the soaked dal and add the dal to the cooker. Saute for a minute. Add the chopped vegetables and mix well.
Muslim khichdi recipe
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  • Add 1.5 cups of water and check for taste after the water starts to boil Add more salt or put some slit green chillies if you want to add more salt or make it more spicy.Mix well and add the soaked, drained rice. Mix well and pressure cook in low flame for one whistle. Remove the lid after the steam is released. Fluff the rice with a fork. 
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  • Serve hot with Mint chutney and onion raita .Enjoy !
For Mint chutney
Take a handful of mint leaves + coriander leaves in a mixie jar. Add 3 tbsp of grated coconut, 2 green chillies, 1/2 tsp of cumin seeds, salt , a pinch of turmeric powder and a small piece of tamarind. Grind everything to a smooth paste. Serve it with khichdi.


  • Add 3-4 green chillies for spicy taste.
  • Do not forget to use mint+coriander leaves as it gives a nice flavor. Add Mint leaves at least.
  • Adding ghee at the end gives richness and nice flavor. Skip it if you don’t want to increase the calorie.
Try this easy, healthy one pot meal at home and enjoy !
Muslim khichdi recipe

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Sharmila kingsly said...

Very Well described Chitra.. will definitely try this ..
Thanks ,

Chitra said...

Thank u Sharmila 😀