Masala Kichdi

Course Main Course
Cuisine Maharashtrian
Keyword Kichdi, Masala, peanuts, yellow mung dal, rice, millet
Cook Time 15 minutes
soaking time 30 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 5 people


  • 1 cup yellow mung dal
  • 1/2 cup rice / any millet of your choice
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp asafoetida
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp goda masala
  • 2 tbsp raw peanuts
  • 1/2 tsp jaggery powder
  • salt to taste


  • Wash rice and mung dal and soak them together in water for 30 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker / pan.
  • Add the mustard seeds and allow them to crackle.
  • Then add the asafoetida and turmeric powder.
  • Add peanuts and sauté for few minutes. 
  • Add the drained rice & dal and sauté adding ½ tsp chilli powder and salt.
  • Add 3 cups water and let the mixture come to a boil.
  • When it starts boiling, add the balance chilli powder and goda masala. Add jaggery if using. Mix thoroughly
  • Close the cooker and cook for 3 whistles. 
  • Allow to simmer for 5 more minutes and put off the flame.
  • Let the pressure come down and open the cooker and mix everything.
  • Garnish with freshly grated coconut and chopped coriander leaves.


  1. This recipe can be made with millets also. 
  2. Cooking time differs from cooker to cooker. Please go according to your cooker. 
  3. You can add finely chopped vegetable of your choice for variation.
  4. This recipe uses oil. However, if you are a non vegan, you can use ghee to get a nice aromatic flavor.