Masoor Dal and Vegetable Khichdi

Bengali Khichdi is a specialty dish from the exotic land of Bengal, this khichdi gives you appreciate amount of iron from as little as one serving!

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मसूर दाल एण्ड वेजिटेबल खिचड़ी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Masoor Dal and Vegetable Khichdi in Hindi) 

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Need an iron-boost? Go for this soothing Masoor Dal and Vegetable Khichdi! Made of a wholesome combination of dal, rice and vegetables cooked with aromatic spices, this traditional khichdi gives several nutrients including a significant amount of iron per serving. Flavourful and nutritious, this sumptuous dish is a complete meal in its own right.

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Masoor Dal and Vegetable Khichdi recipe - How to make Masoor Dal and Vegetable Khichdi

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  1. Soak masoor dal and brown rice in enough water for 30 minutes. Drain well and keep aside.
  2. Heat the ghee in a pressure cooker, add the cloves, cinnamon, cumin seeds, cardamom and asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  3. Add the onions and garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  4. Add the green peas, potatoes and french beans and sauté on a medium flame for another 2 minutes.
  5. Add the rice, masoor dal, turmeric powder, green chilli paste and salt and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  6. Add 4 cups of water, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  7. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  8. Serve hot.

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Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy347 cal
Protein14.7 g
Carbohydrates62.7 g
Fiber7.5 g
Fat4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium7.9 mg

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Masoor Dal and Vegetable Khichdi
 on 30 Jan 19 09:29 PM

this is a favorite recipe when my family desires Khichdi
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Kieran, Happy to know you liked the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and share with us your feedback.
31 Jan 19 10:00 AM
Masoor Dal and Vegetable Khichdi
 on 08 Jul 17 12:04 AM

I have cooked First time , and amazingly it went right and tasty , thanks !
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
08 Jul 17 08:27 AM
Masoor Dal and Vegetable Khichdi
 on 03 Feb 17 11:17 PM

Why this photo not view in any recipes..?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Bhumika, there is a photo to the recipe.
04 Feb 17 01:22 PM
Masoor Dal and Vegetable Khichdi
 on 06 Oct 14 01:45 PM

A spiced vegetable and dal khichdi is what this recipe is about. Just assemble all the ingredients, pressure cook on your one dish meal is ready for dinner.
Bengali Khichdi ( Iron Rich Recipe)
 on 15 Jul 14 10:18 AM

I am surprised that even a normal khichdi can be a good source of iron. The khichdi tastes good and the assortment of vegetables makes this khichdi a complete meal.
Bengali Khichdi (iron Rich Recipe)
 on 24 Nov 10 01:47 PM

A novel way of making a wholesome khichdi! Loved how its nutritious and so tasty at the same time. Great for people who are ill as well, if you reduce the spices..