Rice                                 200 gms
Onion                               1
Green chili                         2-3
Ginger garlic paste            1 tsp
Masoor dal                       50 gms
Saffron                              ½ tsp
Oil                                    2 table spoons
Clove                               2
Cardamom                       1
Cinnamon                         1
Salt                                  2 tsp

Mix the rice and dal, wash it and keep aside.
In a dish, heat the oil, add the clove, cardamom and cinnamon, then add the onions and slit green chili and fry well till golden brown, add the ginger garlic paste, saffron, add water (double measure of the rice) (2 cups of water to 1 cup rice)  add 2 tsp of salt or according to your taste and allow the water to boil.  Then add the washed rice and dal and allow it to cook of medium flame for about 5 minutes then lower the flame and cook on sim.  Check if the rice is cooked if not you can add a little water, close the dish and keep a weight on it to cook ‘on dum’ i.e. sim.  (The same can be prepared in a pressure cooker)
You can serve it hot with tomato chutney or dry coconut chutney .  It can also be eaten with curd.


  1. mmm! There is nothing more comforting than khichidi! I love it!