Urad Dal Khichdi
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Urad Dal Khichdi Recipe

Urad Dal Khichdi is one of the auspicious dishes to cook on Makar Sankranti.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: sankranti khichdi, urad dal khichdi
Servings: 4
Author: Hina Gujral

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup split urad dal chilka urad dal
  • 2 Cup basmati rice
  • 2 teaspoon cumin seeds jeera
  • 1/2 teaspoon asafoetida hing
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder

Instructions

  • Soak dal overnight in enough water or for atleast 6 hours.
  • Next morning you will notice that the black peel of the dal start leaving the white skin underneath.
  • Rub the dal in small batches in between your palms to remove the black peel. Each time drain the black peel.
  • After 2 - 3 times you will end up with majorly white skinned dal with few black peel here and there.
  • Let the dal sit in colander for 5 - 10 minutes for excess water to drain off.
  • Meanwhile soak rice in enough water.
  • Heat ghee in a pressure cooker.
  • Add cumin seeds and asafoetida. Let the seeds fry for less than a minute.
  • Add the dal in the pressure cooker. Roast the dal nicely for next 2 - 3 minutes.
  • Now add the salt and spices along with 1 Cup of water.
  • Cook the dal for one whistle over low heat. Allow the steam to release naturally from the pressure cooker.
  • Drain water from the soaked rice. Add rice in the same pressure cooker as dal. Stir to mix.
  • Add 2 Cups or enough water to cook the rice. Close the lid and cook the rice for one whistle over low heat. Allow the steam to release naturally from the pressure cooker.
  • Serve Urad Dal Khichdi warm with ghee, papad and achaar.