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Tuvar Dal Ni Khichdi

Preparation 1 hour: and Cooking time 30 mins: Serves 4


⅓ cup Tuvar Dal (Split Pigeon Pea)

1¼ Cup Basmati Rice

2 tbsp Ghee (Clarified Butter)

1½ tsp Cumin Seeds

¼ tsp Asafoetida (Hing)

¼ tsp Turmeric Powder

¾ tsp Salt


  1. Wash and soak the tuvar dal in warm water for an hour, and the same with the rice, but keep them separate in cold water.

  2. In a pan, heat 1 tbsp ghee; once hot, add the cumin seeds, asafoetida, tuvar dal, and turmeric powder with ¾ cup of water, and bring it to a boil, then simmer on low heat, cooking it to 60%.

  3. Strain and add the rice to the tuvar dal by adding 250ml of water; mix well and bring it to a boil, then simmer on low heat with the lid on until the water has evaporated and is just about to sit at the bottom.

  4. Add the remaining ghee and simmer for 2-3 minutes.

  • Serve hot.with dhungri batata nu shaak or bharela batata nu shaak.

NB: You may need to add water, around 30-60ml and let it evaporate.


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