Brown Rice and Masoor dal Kichidi

Was so tired today so wanted to make something quick and healthy decided to make brown rice kichidi with Masoor dal.

Here is the recipe for the same.


1 cup of brown rice
11/2 cup of Masoor Dal (Red lentils)
1 small onion finely chopped
1 tomato finely chopped
3 green chilies
1/2tsp of cumin seeds
1tsp of masala powder
2 whole cloves
1/2tsp of turmeric powder
1/2 inch Cinnamon stick
1tsp red chili powder ( as per your spice level)
Salt to taste
1tbsp of oil


Heat a pan , add oil, cumin seeds, cloves and cinnamon. Once cumin seeds turn into golden color add green chilies, chopped onions, turmeric, masala and red chili powder. Once onions turn golden color add chopped tomatoes.

Once tomatoes and onions are cooked add masoor dal/lentils, Rice and Salt. Toss them for 5mts and add water( 1cup of rice 2 cups of water, 1cup of dal/lentils 2 cups of water) and pressure cook it for 4 whistles.
Once the cooker is cooled garnish with fresh coriander.

The spicy, healthy, easy kichidi is ready to be served with raita.


  1. Thanks for ur lovely comments, kichidi looks absolutely healthy and comforting..

  2. Love it, so very healthy, whole grains and surely mouth watering.

  3. This is something I have been waiting to try for some time, good to have a tried and tested recipe....keep cooking sailaja