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Rice  - 1 cup
Masoor dal -1/2 cup
Moong dal - 1/2 cup
Bay leaves- 2
Dry red chillies- 3
Cloves- 2
Cardamoms - 3
Ghee - 3 tbsp
Onion - 1
Turmeric- 2 tsp
Salt to taste


  • Soak the rice and the dal in water for 20 minutes.
  • Heat the oil or ghee and fry the onion. Mix in the whole spices and allow them to splutter.
  • Add the rice and the dal and continue to fry for 4-5 minutes. Mix in the turmeric and at least 6 cups of water and pressure cook till the dal and rice is done, and there is still water left. If the water has evaporated, heat another 2 cups of water, add salt and mix into the khichidi.
  • It should be watery and soft.

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