Full recipe for Restaurant style dal khichdi

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Serves: 6

• Basmati rice 1 cup
• Toor dal 1 cup
• Chana dal 1/4th cup
• Masoor dal 1/4th cup
• Ghee 1 tsp
• Jeera (cumin seeds) 1 tsp
• Ginger 1 inch (julienne)
• Water 5 cups
• Turmeric 1 tsp
• Ghee 1 tbsp
• Jeera (cumin seeds) 1 tsp
• Onion 2 medium sized (chopped)
• Whole red chillies 2-3
• Garlic 2 tbsp (chopped)
• Green chillies 3-4 nos. (chopped)
• Ginger 1 inch (chopped)
• Tomatoes 2 medium sized (chopped)
• Salt to taste
• Turmeric powder 1 tsp
• Coriander powder 1 tbsp
• Red chilli powder 1 tsp
• Amchur powder 1 tsp
• Garam masala 1 tsp
• Kasuri methi 1 tsp
• Live charcoal + Ghee
• Kasuri methi 1 tsp
• Lemon juice 1 tsp
• Fresh coriander leaves 1 tbsp (chopped)
• Rinse the basmati rice with water thoroughly. Soak the rice for 10-15 minutes.
• In a boiling water add the washed and soaked rice, salt to taste and cook for 10-15 minutes. Strain the cooked rice.
• Wash all the three dal or lentils thoroughly. Soak them for ½ an hour.
• In a cooker, heat ghee, add jeera, let it splutter, add ginger julienne and the soaked and drained dal or lentils, add 5 cups of water, turmeric and salt to taste.
• Stir and pressure cook on medium flame for 3-4 whistles. Switch off the flame and let the cooker depressurize naturally to open the lid. Give it a nice stir.
• In a wok heat ghee, add jeera, let it splutter, add onions and cook until they turn translucent. Add whole red chillies, garlic green chillies, ginger and sauté for a minute.
• Add tomatoes, salt, and all the powdered spices. Cook until tomatoes are mushy.
• Add the cooked dal & mix well
• Add the cooked rice, mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes.
• Add water to adjust the consistency and further cook for 4-5 minutes.
• Place a live charcoal and pour few drops of ghee, cover and smoke for 3-4 minutes.
• Add kasuri methi and lemon juice, give it a nice stir, garnish with some fresh coriander mix and serve hot with the final tadka.

For tadka
• Ghee 1 tbsp
• Jeera 1tsp
• Red chilli powder 1tsp
• Asafoetida ½ tsp (hing)
• Whole red chilli 2-3 no.
• Fried onions 3 tbsp
• Heat ghee in a pan, add jeera, red chilli powder, asafetida, whole red chilli and fried onions, mix and pour it over hot dal before serving.

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