Gujarati vaghareli khichdi | how to make gujarati masala khichdi | khichdi recipe

Gujarati vaghareli khichdi is tasty and quick one-pot meal that is mainly prepared from lentils and rice. It is flavored with aromatic tadka of ginger-garlic and dry spices. in this khichdi, you can add your favorite and available vegetables. It is light, good for digestion, and a  healthy quick fix meal for children. You can enjoy vaghareli khichdi with yogurt, papad, and some pickle.

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Recipe card for vaghareli khichi

Nehas Cook Book
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 servings


  • ½ cup short grain rice
  • ½ cup toor dal split pigeon peas
  • 3-4 chopped garlic cloves
  • ½ inch ginger
  • 1 green chilli
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 cloves
  • 3 black peppercorns
  • ½ inch cinnamon stick
  • 2 dry red chilli
  • ½ cup or 1 small chopped onion
  • Ginger garlic green chilli paste
  • 2 tbsp peanuts
  • ¼ cup green peas
  • ½ cup or 1 medium size chopped tomatoes
  • ¼ cup chopped carrot
  • ½ cup or 1 small size potatoes
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • ½ garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 2.5 cup water


  • Wash and soak dal and rice into the water. After that discard the soaking water
  • Crush ginger, garlic, and green chili into mortar pestle. You can also grind it into a mixture jar.
  • Now heat oil in a pan, and then add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Sauté for a minute.
  • Then add cloves, peppercorns, cinnamon stick, and dried red chili.
  • Then add onion, crushed ginger garlic green chili paste. Cook till onion becomes soft and translucent
  • Then add peanuts, fresh green peas, chopped tomatoes, carrot, and potatoes. Mix well.
  • Now, add spices turmeric powder, red chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala, and salt. Mix and cook for a minute.
  • Then add soaked dal-rice and 2.5 cup water. Mix well.
  • Cover the lid and pressure cook for 3 whistles on medium heat.
  • Turn off the stove and release pressure naturally.
  • Serve hot khichdi with curd and papad.


  • The proportion of rice and dal should be equal.
  • Soaked rice and dal decrease the cooking time of khichdi.
  • You can add more vegetables as per your choice.
  • Water ratio should be double than measurement of dal-rice.

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