Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Moong Daal Khichdi With Okra Raita

Sometimes simple and comfort food is what we crave for and what can be more simpler than a khichdi (rice with lentils), and when served with okra raita it makes a complete satisfying meal. 

Ingredients: For the khichdi

Rice- 1 Cup
Yellow moong daal- 1/2 Cup
Tomato- 2 ( ground)
Salt- To taste
Turmeric Powder- 1/4 tsp
Whole Black Pepper- 1tsp
Cumin Seeds- 1 tsp
Ghee- 1 tbsp

  • Wash and soak rice and daal together for an hour.
  • Dry roast black pepper and cumin till aromatic and coarsely grind them.
  • Heat a pressure cooker and add the ghee. Once hot add in the ground spices, tomato and stir.
  • Add in the soaked and drained rice and daal and mix well.
  • Pour in 4 cups of water and add salt and turmeric powder.
  • Put in the lid of the pressure cooker and keep for cooking till 4-5 whistles comes.
  • Serve it hot with a big dollop of ghee and the raita.


Curd- 2 Cups ( Well beaten)
Salt- To taste
Roasted Cumin Powder- 1/2 Tsp
Red Chilli Powder- To Taste
Black Salt- A Pinch
Okra/ Lady's Finger- 6-7
Oil - To fry the okras

  • Cut the okras in approximately half inch wide rounds and fry in hot oil till they become soft but they should not loose their colour. Drain and keep them aside.
  • In the beaten curd add all the spices, salt then mix well and keep it chilled in the fridge.
  • Add in the fried okras just before serving, else they may become very soggy.

Sending this to CWS- Rice event originally started by Priya and hosted this month at Reva's space.


  1. lovely meal...I loved the okra raita idea.....it will give a nice twist to the raita
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  2. Anytime comforting combination....Looks so much yum

  3. I never tasted Okra raita before .. never would have thought of that recipe. Now I need to try it :)

  4. Khichdi looks absolutely yummy with okra raita....looks delicious.

  5. Lovely combo ...like both the khichdi with raita

  6. what a wonderful and comforting meal . nicely presented and makes me hungry

  7. wonderful combo raji,can u pass them to me:) love the serving bowls very cute...

  8. A comforting bowl of yummy khichdi...nice click

  9. I have been hunting for a good khichdi recipe for a long time. Usually food bloggers think it is too simple to make a post out of it.
    thank you for sharing.

  10. Delicious recipe .. I love RICE hugs Marimi

  11. Delicious and lovely comfort food and great clicks Raji.

  12. Looks so homey ~ the combo is unbeatable!Fab pics to go with :)

  13. i like this one pot meal...very nutritious and filling...

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  14. Comforting foods together,makes me hungry..

  15. superb pictures... Love the combo.. makes a comforting and satisfying meal..
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  16. Nice and yummy combination of kichdi with raita.

  17. Mungdal Kichadi luks yumm and super-delicious.U have loads of Yumm recipes here.luv to follow U.

  18. Wow! Looks very delicious! Good for breakfast!

  19. Looks super delicious... simple yet very heart warming.. Thanks for sending it for the event..:)

  20. This makes for such delicious & hearty meal!! Loved the combo of okra raita..:)
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  21. Rice, dal and curd in any form is comfort food to me. I so love how you dished it out--makes me hungry. We make something called pachadi with fried orka and seasoned yoghurt, one of my family favorites!

  22. Hi
    I am Prathiba from The indian food court". Wonderful post with nice combo makes me feel hungry even though i just had my dinner.

  23. both of these looks delicious, Raji :)

  24. ive never tried okra raita...im sure it tastes great..looks yummy


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