Toovar Dal and Mixed Vegetable Masala Khichdi

Toovar Dal and Mixed Vegetable Masala Khichdi

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Delicious masala-stuffed vegetables, rice and dal are carefully cooked together in this one of a kind recipe. A great one dish meal, Toovar Dal and Mixed Vegetable Masala Khichdi when served with buttermilk, also makes a fabulous potluck lunch.

Toovar Dal and Mixed Vegetable Masala Khichdi recipe - How to make Toovar Dal and Mixed Vegetable Masala Khichdi

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 6 servings
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1 1/2 cups long grained rice (basmati)
1/2 cup toovar (arhar) dal
2 tbsp ghee
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
2 pinches soda bi-carb
10 baby onions
5 baby potatoes , peeled
3 small brinjals (baingan / eggplant)
3/4 cup green peas
salt to taste

To Be Mixed Together Into A Masala Mixture
1/2 cup freshly grated coconut
4 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
4 tsp coriander-cumin seeds (dhania-jeera) powder
4 tsp sugar
2 tsp chilli powder
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
salt to taste

For Serving

  1. Clean, wash and soak the rice and toovar dal in enough water for 15 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Divide the masala mixture into 2 equal portions and keep aside.
  3. Make criss-cross slits on the onions, potatoes and brinjals, taking care not to separate the segments.
  4. Stuff the onions, potatoes and brinjal with half the masala mixture and keep aside.
  5. Heat the ghee in a pressure cooker, add the rice and toovar dal, asafoetida, turmeric powder and soda bi-carb and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  6. Add the stuffed vegetables, the remaining half masala mixture, green peas, salt and 3 cups of hot water, mix gently and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  7. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  8. Serve immediately along with papad and buttermilk.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy360 cal
Protein9.1 g
Carbohydrates62 g
Fiber8.2 g
Fat8.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium17.1 mg


Toovar Dal and Mixed Vegetable Masala Khichdi
 on 06 Feb 16 08:19 AM

Toovar dal ki masala khichdi muze bahute pasand hai . Mhine main 2se3baar banti hai.Thanks apki recipes keliye.
Tarla Dalal
06 Feb 16 09:46 AM
   Dhanyavaad Savita. We are delighted you loved the khichdi recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.