Vaghareli Masala Khichdi Recipe

Vaghareli Khichdi Recipe

Khichdi is a wholesome and comforting meal, made with a combination of rice and either green or yellow lentils. It is lightly spiced; it can be eaten plain with curd or pickle. It is a wholesome meal that has the perfect balance of nutrients. The combination of rice, lentils provides you with carbohydrates, proteins, dietary fiber, Vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium. WHOA!

Let me introduce you to Vaghareli Khichdi (here Vaghar is a Gujarati word for tempering in English and tadka in Hindi). A very popular comfort food among people of Gujarat and is also called Gujarati Khichdi.

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How to Make Vaghareli Khichdi

Vaghareli Masala Khichdi Recipe
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Vaghareli Khichdi Recipe

Calories 409kcal


  • 1/3 Cup Rice washed and soaked in water for 15-20 minutes.
  • 2 Tbsp Pigeon Pea (Tuvar Dal) washed and soaked in water for 15-20 minutes.
  • 1 Tbsp Cooking oil
  • 1/2 Dry Red Chili
  • 1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/4 Tsp Fenugreek seeds
  • 1/4 Tsp Asafetida
  • 2-3 Clove
  • piece cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 Tbsp Red chili powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste


  • Strain the water from rice and dal mixture.
  • Place a pressure cooker on flame and heat oil.
  • Now add half dried red chili, and on low flame add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds.
  • After the pop from mustard seeds add asafetida, clove and cinnamon. Then add turmeric powder, red chili powder and finally the strained rice and dal mix well.
  • Add 3 cups of water stir well and on full flame add salt to taste and let it come to a boil.
  • (at this stage rice are half cooked)
  • Now close the lid and on full flame cook until six whistles.
  • Switch off the flame and let it cool.
  • Remove the lid and give it a gentle mix.
  • Transfer it into a serving bowl.


Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 262mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1252IU | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutrition Facts
Vaghareli Khichdi Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 409 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 73mg3%
Potassium 262mg7%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 1252IU25%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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