Masala Khichdi Recipe with step by step pictures: Khichdi is a mushy preparation of rice and dal. It is generally bland. However, when the khichadi is cooked with a tempering of onions, tomatoes, and a few spices, has a hint of ginger and garlic, the sharpness of green chilies, it becomes Masala Khichdi. Masala khichadi is a spicy and more flavorful take on the regular khichdi. There are people who do not like the blandness of khichdi. Masala khichdi is sure to be loved by them. Also there are times when you could be craving something toothsome but as comforting as khichdi. Masala khichdi comes to your rescue then. The best part is Masala Khichdi recipe is simple and easy to make. It takes a few more ingredients and steps to convert the regular khichdi into masala one. Also if you have some leftover khichdi, you can do its makeover by making this masala khichadi. It can be served with chilled yogurt, chutney, pickle, or some ghee.
Khichdi: I have prepared khichdi with rice and moong dal. You can use any khichdi recipe for making masala khichdi. Further, you can also make masala khichdi with any leftover khichdi that you have. Also, you can change the consistency of khichdi as per your liking.
Onion, tomatoes, and ginger garlic paste, chilies: The tempering is prepared with the base of onions and tomatoes. The same is further flavored with ginger garlic paste and spiced with some green chilies.
Spices: The very basic spice used for tempering, i.e. cumin seeds (jeera) has been used! Other than this, red chili powder has been used. A number of whole spices have also been used such as a bay leaf, cloves, black peppercorns, etc.
Ghee: The tempering should be prepared in ghee for the maximum flavor.
Garnishing: The masala khichdi has been garnished with fresh coriander leaves and finished off with some lemon juice.
You might like moong dal khichdi recipe. This is the most basic khichdi prepared in Indian households. Other than this Gujarati khichdi, sama ke chawal ki khichdi, etc are a few more khichdi recipes on the blog.
Serve it warm with chilled yogurt and roasted papad for a weekday meal.
1.This recipe serves 2 persons.
2.Make moong dal khichdi according to the recipe given in the link mentioned in the ingredients section.
3.To make the tempering heat 2 tbsp ghee.
4.Add 1 bay leaf (tej patta), 2 cloves (laung), 4 black pepper corns (sabut kali mirchi) and cook for a few seconds.
5.Add 1 tsp of cumin seeds (jeera), let it splutter. Add a big pinch of asafetida (heeng). Cook for a few seconds.
6.Add in a chopped onion.
7.Cook till it is translucent.
8.Add in 1 pureed tomato.
9.Cook till the oil oozes.
10.Add 1 tsp of ginger garlic paste and 1 chopped green chili.
11.Add in ½ tsp of red chili powder.
12.Cook for a minute.
13.Add the prepared tempering to the cooked khichdi.
14.Mix well. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and finish off with lemon juice.
15.Serve warm. Bon appetite!
PREP TIME 10 minutes + 20 minutes soaking time
COOK TIME 25 minutes
TOTAL TIME 35 minutes + 20 minutes passive time
To make Khichdi:
Follow the recipe given here
To make the tempering:
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