This Dal free Khichadi recipe is a very simple and easy to prepare within 30 minutes. It is healthy, nutritious and very light on the tummy as it is dal free. Serve as a breakfast or lunch or dinner. It is the best comfort food when we are sick. This is one of the healthiest recipes in our Indian cuisine.
There is no one method to make the khichadi . In fact there are several variations across the country. Today I have shared a unique and yummy and very different Khichadi recipe with out using any dal. No onion and no garlic Dal free Khichadi can be offered to the God as a offering during this Festive month of Shravana. Friends do try this unique and mouthwatering Dal free Khichadi and share this recipe with your friends and realatives.
Preparation time – 10 minutes
Cooking time – 20 minutes
Total time – 30 minutes
Serves – 2 to 3 persons
- 1 cup sona masoori rice
- 1/3 rd cup rawa or sooji ( upma )
- 3 to 4 green chilly finely chopped
- 1 tsp ginger finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 cinnamon piece
- 1 clove
- 1 piece of pineapple flower
- 2 tsp ghee or oil
- 1 potato
- 1 green capsicum
- 1 yellow capsicum
- 6 to 8 beans
- 1 chow chow
- 1 tomato
- Salt to taste
- 2 tsp red chilly powder
- 1 tsp vangibath powder
- 1 lemon
- 1 tsp cumin seeds (1/2 +1/2 )
- 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
- Few curry leaves
- 2 tsp coriander leaves finely chopped
Wash the vegetables nicely in clean water and chop them to fine pieces .
Wash the rice for two to three times and soak it for 30 minutes.
Heat one tsp of ghee in the cooker and put in bay leaf , whole garam masala and give a nice mix once.
Add in half tsp of cumin seeds and allow to splutter , then add in green chilly and ginger and sauté for a minute.
Then add in sooji and roast for a minute on low flame and immediately add all chopped vegetables and give a quick mix once.
Put in all masala powder ,salt and turmeric powder and sauté nicely .
Now add in rice and saute for two minutes on low flame.
Then pour 3 cups of hot water and give a nice mix once , close the lid of the cooker and cook for two to three whistles .
Allow the cooker to release the pressure completely , then open the lid and add in boiling water as much you want to get the right consistency for the khichadi .
Cook on low closing the lid for three to four minutes.
In the mean time , prepare the tempering for the khichadi .
Heat the left over ghee in a wok , prepare the tempering with mustard seeds , cumin seeds and curry leaves , switch off the stove and add the chopped coriander leaves and give a nice mix once.
Serve yummy and tasty Dal free Khichadi topped with tempering .
I have served the Dal free Khichadi with cucumber raita.
- You may replace upma rawa with bansi rawa.
- Always roast the rawa on low flame till you get nice aroma and then use for khichadi.
- Can use millets instead of rice to prepare khichadi.
- 1 cup equals 125 ml.