Rice and lentil Porridge with Vegetables (Masala Khichdi)

24159589237_6681d892c3_o (1)Today’s recipe is one of my favorites, and my go-to recipe when I am out of options…. many times I crave for Masala khichdi especially when I feel under the weather, or lazy to cook or out of options or want to eat spicy hot healthy food or I would say anytime…..:P…It’s so tempting with spicy hot pickle and yogurt. or even adding a dollop of ghee makes it more delicious, without wasting anytime I should get back to the recipe because this makes me hungry…:P.. This recipe will be made in one pot/ pressure cooker. So, let’s make healthy and delicious Masala Khichdi/ Porridge with vegetables in pressure cooker.


1 Cup Rice

1 Cup Tuvar Dal (Split Pigeon Pea)

6 1/2 Cup water

1 Cup Mixed Vegetables (Carrot, Shelled Pigeon Peas, Cut potatoes, Green Bell pepper,tomatoes) of your choice

1 Small Onion finely chopped

1 Tbs Ginger Garlic paste

1 1/2 Tbs Garam Masala

2 Tbs Chili Powder

2 Tsp Turmeric Powder

5 Tbs Ghee/Clarified butter/ Oil

2 Tsp Mustard Seeds

1 Tsp Cumin Seeds

Make it:

  • Take Rice and Tuvar dal in a large bowl. Wash and soak them for at least 30 mins.
  • On medium flame, heat the pressure cooker, add ghee/oil to it. Once ghee is hot enough add mustard seeds. Let them crackle and then add cumin seeds.
  • Add Onions, Ginger Garlic paste and saute them for a minute.
  • Now, add all the vegetables and saute them for 2-3 min.
  • Add Rice and Tuvar dal with water , salt, turmeric, garam masala, chilli powder.
  • Close the lid. On medium flame, cook until you hear 2 whistles. Now, turn down the flame. and on low flame cook for 5 more min.
  • Switch off the flame and let them cool down. Check and/or open valve  to release any remaining pressure.
  • Serve hot with yogurt or your favorite pickle.


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  1. InspiresN says:

    wonderful comfort food, I usually use moong dal tuvar sounds like a nice alterantive!

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    1. PS says:

      Yes, sometimes we use moong dal as well, especially without vegetables in it, only turmeric, ghee and salt. but so, far we like tuvar dal and rice combination..

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  2. Megala says:

    Love this comfort food ! Looks absolutely delicious !!

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    1. PS says:

      Yes, you said it right..It is a comfort food. Thank you..

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  3. mistimaan says:

    Nice and tasty recipe

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  4. Ramyarecipes says:

    Inviting meal, even I love spicy and masala food 👍😊

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    1. PS says:

      Yay…Me too….Thank you!!

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  5. jyo says:

    Such a quite filling and satisfying meal💯 nice share💯

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    1. PS says:

      Thank you dear!


  6. Pure comfort and I could eat this everyday and sleep well.


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