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About this recipe: As the name suggests, this is a recipe for very spicy khichadi ( a rice and dal main dish). The spiciness, however, is perfectly balanced with sweet grated coconut and toasted peanuts. Serve with pickles.

Prajakta_Karanjkar Maharashtra, India

Serves: 5 

  • 4 tablespoons grated coconut
  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tablespoons soybean oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onions
  • 2 tablespoons chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon toasted peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon haldi
  • 2 teaspoons red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 3 cups rice ( like basmati)
  • 1 cup tur dal
  • 5 cups water
  • salt as needed

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Make a fine paste of coconut and ginger garlic paste in a bowl.
  2. Heat a pan with soybean oil. Add the coconut and ginger garlic paste, chopped onions and tomatoes. Stir and add toasted peanuts. Fry the ingredients for 5 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle haldi, red chili and garam masala powders. Stir and mix well.
  4. Add rice and tur dal. Stir and mix and pour in 5 cups of water. Sprinkle salt and cook for 20 minutes.
  5. Serve with curry dishes and achar (pickle).

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