Tur Dal Khichda

Tur Dal Khichda

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 30

Cook Time : 15

Total Time : 45

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • Basmati rice 1 cups

  • Tur dal 3/4 cups

  • Large Onion,chopped finely 1 nos

  • Tomato, chopped 1 nos

  • green chilli 1 nos

  • Red chilli powder 1 tsp

  • Salt 3/4 tsp

  • turmeric powder 1/2 tsp

  • Oil 3 tbsp

  • For Tempering, mustard seeds 1 tsp

  • Jeera 1 tsp

  • Curry leaves 10-12 nos

  • Dried whole red chilli `1 nos

  • To garnish - Green coriander leaves, chopped 1 tbsp

Directions

  • 01

    Wash and soak the rice and dal together for 30 minutes

  • 02

    Heat up oil in a pressure cooker, on low flame.

  • 03

    Pour  the onions and fry till colour changes to light brown.

  • 04

    Add  the tomatoes and cook till they turn soft

  • 05

    Add in the salt, red chilli powder, haldi and green chilli.

  • 06

    Drain the rice and dal and add to this mixture.

  • 07

    Fry for a couple of minutes

  • 08

    Add water, level being 3/4 or 1 inch above the rice and dal .

  • 09

    Water can be added later on too , to adjust the consistency we want.

  • 10

    Now, cook till 3 whistles on full flame.

  • 11

    Open on the pressure being released on its own.

  • 12

    Add more water if little bit watery or mushy consistency is preferred and bring to one boil.

  • 13

    Prepare the tampering- Heat 1 tablespoon oil.

  • 14

    Add the mustard seeds and jeera.

  • 15

    Let them splutter.

  • 16

    Shut off the flame.

  • 17

    Toss in the curry leaves and whole red chilli.

  • 18

    These will get cooked in the hot oil.

  • 19

    Quickly pour over the ready khichda.

  • 20

    Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

  • 21

    Quantity of water needed depends on the type and quality, age etc of the rice. So judge accordingly.

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