Urad Chana Dal Khichdi

A super healthy and quick-fix meal option. You’ll need Urad Dal (Split Black Lentils), Chana Dal (Split Bengal Gram Lentils), Rice and spices. It tastes best when topped with a dollop of ghee (clarified butter).

Also Try: Dalia Khichdi or Palak Khichdi.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: North Indian

Time: Preparation – 20 Mins, Cooking – 20, Total – 40 Mins.

Servings: 2


  1. Split Black Lentils (Split Urad Dal) – 1/4 cup 
  2. Split Bengal Gram (Split Chana Dal) – 1/4 cup 
  3. Rice – 1/2 cup
  4. Ginger – 1 inch (finely chopped)
  5. Green Chilies – 2 (finely chopped)
  6. Clove – 2
  7. Black Peppercorns – 5
  8. Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  9. Asafoetida – a pinch
  10. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  11. Red Chili Powder – 1/2 tsp
  12. Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  13. Garam Masala Powder – 1/4 tsp
  14. Ghee (Clarified Butter) –  2 tbsp
  15. Water – 3.5 cups
  16. Salt to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML.

How to make Urad Chana Dal Khichdi:

  1. Soak dal and rice for 20 mins. Then rinse thoroughly and keep aside
  2. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker. Add cloves and black peppercorns. Saute for a few seconds
  3. Add cumin seeds and asafoetida. Let it splutter
  4. Add ginger and green chillies. Saute till aromatic
  5. Add rinsed dal and rice along with the spices and water. Mix well
  6. Close the lid and let first whistle blow on high flame. Then turn the flame to low-medium and cook for another 5-6 whistles. Turn off the flame and let the pressure settle down. Open the lid and check if it’s completely cooked else cook for another 1-2 whistles, also add a little water if cooking again
  7. Your Urad Chana Dal Khichdi is ready. Relish with some ghee, pickle or curd. 


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