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Chaaswali khichdi | traditional Gujarati khichdi | how to make dal khichdi

Nehas Cook Book
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6


To pressure cook khichdi

  • ½ cup small grain rice
  • ¼ cup moong dal
  • ¼ cup toor dal
  • 3 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp ajwain
  • 2 chopped green chilli
  • 1 inch ginger pieces
  • Some curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp peanuts
  • ¼ cup chopped carrot
  • ¼ cup potato pieces
  • ¼ cup green peas
  • ½ cup chopped cabbage
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 cup water
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp besan
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • Some coriander leaves
  • Serve with melted ghee


  • Wash dal and rice under running cold water till water runs clear.
  • Add water and soak dal and rice for 20 minutes.
  • Now in a pressure cooker add 3 tbsp ghee, cumin seeds, ajwain and hing of hing. Sauté it.
  • Then add chopped green chilli, ginger pieces, curry leaves and peanuts. sauté it.
  • Now add chopped carrot, potatoes, green peas, cabbage, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt. sauté it.
  • Add soaked rice-dal mixture and sauté it for 1 minute.
  • Now add 3 cup water and mix well. Pressure cook khichdi on medium flame for 3 whistles.
  • Meanwhile in a bowl, add 1cup sour buttermilk and besan. Mix well.
  • When pressure cooker release its pressure naturally, then open the lid and add buttermilk mixture into khichdi. Mix well.
  • Cover and cook khichdi for 5 minutes so buttermilk flavored add into khichdi.
  • Then add garam masala and some coriander leaves. mix well.
  • Switch off the flame and serve khichdi with melted ghee.


  • proportion of rice and dals should be equal.
  • wash dal and rice till water is clear.
  • proportion of water should be 3 times more than rice-dal mixture.
  • addition of besan into chaas helps to avoid its spoiling.
  • there are no lumps into chaas mixture.
  • cover and cook khichdi with chaas mixture for 5-7 minute on low flame.
  • khichdi taste great when it is serve hot with melted ghee.