Masoor Dal and Vegetable Khichdi


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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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To make masoor dal and vegetable khichdi, soak masoor dal and brown rice in enough water for 30 minutes. Drain well and keep aside. 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. Add the onions and garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute. Add the green peas, potatoes and french beans and sauté on a medium flame for another 2 minutes. Add the rice, masoor dal, turmeric powder, green chilli paste and salt and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes. Add 4 cups of water, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Serve hot.

Need an iron-boost? Go for this soothing Bengali masoor dal khichuri! 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 (4.2 mg) per serving.

Flavourful and nutritious, this sumptuous healthy masoor dal khichdi is a complete meal in its own right. Use of brown rice and vegetables add on to its fibre count, which is necessary for a healthy digestive system. Fibre is also a nutrient which helps to manage cholesterol levels and thus can be enjoyed by heart patients.

The tadkewali masoor dal khichdi is also a good source of protein – a nutrient which helps to build cell health. B vitamins, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and zinc are a few other nutrients this khichdi is enriched with.

Tips for masoor dal and vegetable khichdi. 1. Do not forget to soak the masoor dal as it helps to reduce the cooking time. 2. Healthy individuals can omit the use of potatoes and reduce the quantity of brown rice and proportionately increase the quantity of masoor dal.

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

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

For Masoor Dal and Vegetable Khichdi
1 cup masoor (split red lentil) dal , washed and drained
1/2 cup green peas
1/4 cup potato cubes
1/2 cup chopped french beans
1 cup brown rice , washed and drained
2 tsp ghee
4 cloves (laung / lavang)
1 small stick cinnamon (dalchini)
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 cardamom (elaichi)
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 tsp garlic (lehsun) paste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
2 1/2 tsp green chilli paste
salt to taste
Method
For masoor dal and vegetable khichdi

    For masoor dal and vegetable khichdi
  1. To make masoor dal and vegetable khichdi, 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 the masoor dal and vegetable khichdi hot.

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What is masoor dal and vegetable khichdi made off ?

  1. What is masoor dal and vegetable khichdi made off ? masoor dal vegetable khichdi is made from simple ingredients like 1 cup masoor dal (split red lentil) , washed and drained, 1/2 cup green peas, 1/4 cup potato cubes (unpeeled), 1/2 cup chopped french beans, 1 cup brown rice , washed and drained, 2 tsp ghee, 4 cloves (laung / lavang), 1 small stick cinnamon (dalchini), 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera), 1 cardamom (elaichi), 1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing), 1/2 cup chopped onions, 1 tsp garlic (lehsun) paste, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi), 2 1/2 tsp green chilli paste and salt.

What is Khichdi?

  1.   What is Khichdi?   Think comfort food, and khichdi is the first option that comes to mind. Easy to make, a one pot dish dinner, and a one dish meal, the khichdi is the epitome of convenience. Breakfast, brunch, supper or dinner, if you want a simple meal in a hurry, look no further than the humble khichdi.    Khichdi is usually made with a combination of grains and dals, cooked till soft and mushy, just a little thicker than porridge. This makes it comforting to the palate and easy to digest too. Most commonly, khichdi is made of rice and moong dal. This Dal Khichdi is perhaps the homeliest meal that one can think of, the only food you can think of having after a bout of fever or a depressing day! 
  2. Khichdi can also be made with broken wheat, sooji, millets, barley, oats, and so on. Try the Fada ni KhichdiOats KhichdiBuckwheat Khichdi or Barley Khichdi.    The simplest khichdi is flavoured with turmeric and jeera tempered in ghee. However, more spices and veggies too can be added to make more elaborate khichdis like the Handi Khichdi. By adding more vegetables, you can make the khichdi more balanced and just right to have as a complete breakfast on any day. Have a go at the Tarkari KhichdiBajra Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi, and Vegetable Bulgur Wheat Khichdi

Washing, soaking and draining masoor dal

  1. This is what masoor dal looks like. See here to know everything about  masoor (split red lentil) dal
  2. Put the masoor dal in a glass bowl and cover with water. Use your fingers to remove dirt from the dal. You can see the water turning a muddy colour. Change the water a few times till the dal appears clean. 
  3. Soak the masoor dal in clean water ( after removing dirt) for 30 minutes.  1 cup of cooked Masoor dal gives 19 grams of protein. Being rich in Phosphorus it works with Calcium to build our bones.  Whole Masoor or masoor dal is rich in Folate, Vitamin B9 or Folic Acid which helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially red blood cells. Masoor dal is is good for diabetics and a healthy heart. See detailed 10 health benefits of masoor dal.  
  4. Use a sieve and drain out the water. The masoor (split red lentil) dal is washed and drained. Click on this link to know everything about masoor (split red lentil) dal.  

Washing and draining brown rice

  1. This is what brown rice looks like.
  2. Put the brown rice in a bowl of water.  We can see some dirt. Wash the brown rice.
  3. After washing the brown rice soak it in water for 30 minutes. This enables quicker cooking of the rice.
  4. Drain the brown rice.

Making masoor dal and vegetable khichdi

  1. To make masoor dal and vegetable khichdi | masoor dal khichdi |  pressure cooker masoor dal veg khichdi | heat 2 tsp ghee in a pressure cooker.
  2. Add cloves (laung / lavang).
  3. Add 1 small stick cinnamon (dalchini).
  4. Add 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera).
  5. Add cardamom (elaichi).
  6. Add 1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing).
  7. Sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  8. Add 1/2 cup chopped onions.
  9. Add 1 tsp garlic (lehsun) paste.
  10. Sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  11. Add 1/2 cup green peas.
  12. Add 1/4 cup potato cubes (unpeeled).
  13. Add 1/2 cup chopped french beans.
  14. Sauté on a medium flame for another 2 minutes.

Cooking the rice and dal

  1. Add 1 cup brown rice , washed, soaked and drained. See above on how to wash and drain brown rice.
  2. Add 1 cup masoor dal (split red lentil) , washed, soaked and drained.
  3. Add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi).
  4. Add 2 1/2 tsp green chilli paste.
  5. Add salt.
  6. Sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  7. Add 4 cups of water.
  8. Mix well.
  9. Pressure cook masoor dal and vegetable khichdi | masoor dal khichdi |  pressure cooker masoor dal veg khichdi | for 2 whistles.
  10. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  11. Mix well.
  12. Serve masoor dal and vegetable khichdi | masoor dal khichdi |  pressure cooker masoor dal veg khichdi | hot.

Health Benefits of masoor dal and vegetable khichdi

  1. Masoor Dal and Vegetable Khichdi – rich in iron and fibre.
  2. The veggies lend enough fibre to the khichdi. This khichdi yields 7.5 g of fibre per serving. 
  3. The brown rice also is slightly more in fibre than the white polished rice. 
  4. Masoor dal is a good source of iron, which helps to prevent fatigue setting in. 
  5. B vitamins, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and zinc are a few other nutrients this khichdi is enriched with. 
  6. People with heart disease can enjoy this khichdi in small quantities ocassionally. 
Accompaniments

Palak Pakoda Kadhi 
Tamatar ki Kadhi ( Indian Cooking) 

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
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 on 28 Mar 21 05:00 AM


My daughter had moved to Los Angeles and I sent her this recipe to keep her properly eating nutritious food. She is very happy and learning to cook properly for herself.
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30 Mar 21 05:27 PM
Masoor Dal and Vegetable Khichdi
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 on 30 Jan 19 09:29 PM


this is a favorite recipe when my family desires Khichdi
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31 Jan 19 10:00 AM
Masoor Dal and Vegetable Khichdi
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 on 08 Jul 17 12:04 AM


I have cooked First time , and amazingly it went right and tasty , thanks !
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08 Jul 17 08:27 AM
Masoor Dal and Vegetable Khichdi
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 on 03 Feb 17 11:17 PM


Why this photo not view in any recipes..?
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04 Feb 17 01:22 PM
Masoor Dal and Vegetable Khichdi
5
 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)
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 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)
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 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..