Methi Masoor Dal Khichidi

Here's a healthy and nutritious dish (Methi masoor dal khichidi), which is prepared with fenugreek leaves, red lentil and rice. It is very tasty and easy to prepare.
Ingredients :

Rice : 1 cup 
Split red lentil (masoor dal) : 1 cup
Fenugreek leaves : 1 cup
Mint leaves : few 
Coriander leaves : few
Onion : 1(chopped)
Green chillies : 4
Bay leaves : 2
Cloves : 4
Cardamom : 3
Cinnamon : 2 (1 inch piece)
Ghee : 2 table spoons
Ginger, garlic paste : 1 tea spoon
Coriander powder : 2 tea spoons
Cashew nuts : few
Salt to taste.
Method :

Wash and soak masoor dal and rice for 30 minutes.
Heat ghee in a pressure cooker add cashew nuts and fry till they turn light brown and keep aside.
Add cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaves to the remaining ghee and fry for 1 minute.
Add onions, green chillies fry till onions turns light brown in colour.
Add ginger, garlic paste,coriander powder and mix well.
Add fenugreek leaves, mint leaves,coriander leaves and fry for 2 minutes on low flame.
Add soaked rice and masoor dal, mix well.
Add  5 cups of water and salt to taste cover and pressure cook until 3 whistles.
Methi masoor dal khichidi is ready to serve.
Garnish with cashew nuts.
Serve hot with raita or pickle.


  1. Healthy and tasty looking kichidi. Excellent preparation.

  2. Thanks Hema for sharing a new kichidi recipe. I love kichidi and am always looking for new daal and masala combo!


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