Split Masoor Khichdi Recipe


100 gms. washed basmati rice

50gms. washed and drained split Masoor dal.

3 cups water

1 tsp. cumin seeds

1 tsp. turmeric

A pinch of asafoetida

1 tsp. ghee/oil

Salt to taste

Coriander to garnish



  1. Heat up the ghee/oil in a saucepan and lightly fry the cumin seeds.
  2. Put in the rice and dal, salt and turmeric and stir for a bit.
  3. Add the water. A tip here is that the water should be twice the quantity of the dal and the rice.
  4. Cover and cook on simmer until all the water evaporates. It is best not to cover the saucepan completely, leave a small section of it open so that the boiling water does not spill over.

Serve hot with yoghurt.