July 11, 2016

Diet Friendly Hyderabadi Kichadi

Hyderabadi Kichadi is one of the popular dish prepared using rice and masoor dal. This is mostly served as breakfast along with Till chutney. In my today's recipe, I have made a diet friendly version of a famous kichadi using Brown rice and mixed dals. This tasty and healthy rice can be served for any meal of the day. Onion raita, pickle or mirchi ka salan are also an excellent option to serve with this delicious rice.

For detailed video.. click the below link !


Ingredients :

1 Cup Brown Rice ( I have used Dawaat basmati rice ) 
1/2 Cup Dal ( 2 Tbsp Moong dal, 2 Tbsp Toor dal, 2 Tbsp Chana dal and 2 Tbsp Masoor dal )
1 1/2 Tbsp Olive oil 
2 Bay leaves 
2 Elachi 
1 inch Cinnamon stick 
1 Tsp Peppercorns 
1 Tsp Jeera / Cumin seeds
2 Tbsp Coriander leaves, finely chopped 
2 Tbsp Mint leaves, finely chopped 
2 Medium sized Onions, Sliced 
3 Green chillies, slitted 
2 Tsp Ginger garlic paste 
1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder 
Salt to taste 
3 Cups Water 
Coriander leaves and Mint leaves, finely chopped for garnishing 

Method :

Wash and soak brown rice and mixed dal separately for half an hour.

Heat olive oil in a pan or thick bottomed pan and add bay leaves followed by cinnamon stick, elachi, peppercorns and cumin seeds.

Add finely chopped coriander and mint leaves. Saute.

Add the sliced onions and saute till it turns translucent.

Add ginger garlic paste followed by turmeric powder and saute till the raw smell of ginger garlic goes off.

Drain the water and add the soaked brown rice and mixed dal to the onion mixture.

Add the measured cups of water and the required amount of salt.

Simmer the flame and cook till the rice gets cooked.

Switch off the flame and keep aside for 5 minutes.

Garnish with coriander and mint leaves.

Serve hot.

Serving Options :

Serve hot with Raita or Till chutney.


  1. We eat a lot of rice because of how cheap it is, and this looks like a great way to use it!

  2. I love khichdis.. such a comforting meal.

  3. Rekha super kichidi :) kalakurel neega , saw your video tutorial too it was too gud .. keep up the gud work.
    and congratulation for getting featured in Aval kitchen .