Halwai October 30, 2023


• 1 cup Rice
• 1/2 cup Yellow mung dal
• 4 to 5 Curry leaves
• 2-3 Dried red chillies (adjust this according to taste)
• 1 tbsp maharashtrian black masala or goda masala
• (use Garam Masala if this is not available)
• a pinch of Asafoetida
• 1/2 tbsp Turmeric powder
• 2 tbsps of ground cumin and desiccated Coconut powder
• 2 tbsps oil
• salt and Sugar to taste
• freshly grated Coconut and coriander for garnishing


  1. Clean and wash the rice and dal and mix them. Soak and drain the dal and rice mixture and keep for about 15 mins.
  2. Heat oil, add curry leaves and dried red chillies and asafoetida.
  3. Add the soaked and drained rice and dal mixture and add turmeric powder and mix well.
  4. Add 3 cups of hot water and mix well.
  5. Now add the black masala, ground cumin and desiccated coconut powder, salt and sugar and mix well.
  6. Cook in pressure cooker/rice cooker till done.
  7. Garnish with freshly grated coconut and coriander.
  8. Serve hot with ghee, papads or tomato saar. This khichdi goes well with milk as well.

Recipe courtesy of Usha