Khichdi is the traditional Indian recipe. Khichdi is a wholesome comfort meal made with rice, lentils and vegetables. There are different ways of cooking khichdi. Plain khichdi generally prepared with rice and moong dal is the best food we can have when we are sick.

Khichdi is the easily digestible and chewable. That’s why khichdi is the perfect meal for kids and elderly people. Khichdi is packed with lots of nutrition. People used to add vegetables to enhance its nutrition level. Khichdi is also gluten free recipe.

In Gujarat we used to prepare two types of khichdi – Plain moong dal khichdi and vegetable khichdi. Plain moong dal khichdi goes well with kadhi and baingan bharta. Vegetable khichdi contains lots of vegetables and spices.

Here I tried to prepare a variation of regular khichdi. I tried new version with combination of five types of lentils and I called it Panchdal Khichdi. Whenever you get bored with regular khichdi must try this simple but tasty variety of khichdi. You will love the taste of colorful lentils. Combinations of lentils not only gives colorful texture it also gives balanced nutrition. This is the perfect and healthy way to have combination of lentils and rice in your meal.

Today you try this panchdal khichdi and receive the wonderful response from your family and friends. Here you will learn how to make panchdal khichdi with step wise photos and detailed recipe.

You may also like moong dal khichdi and Gujarati kadhi.

Panch Dal Khichdi

Step-by-Step Panchdal Khichdi Recipe :

Step 1 : Wash the chana dal and soak in boiling water for 30 minutes.

Panch Dal Khichdi

Step 2 : Combine rice and all types of dal except chana dal. Wash them properly.

Panch Dal Khichdi

Step 3 : Soak them using enough water for 30 minutes.

Panch Dal Khichdi

Step 4 : After 30 minutes drain the water and keep it aside.

Panch Dal Khichdi

Step 5 : Meanwhile fine chop all the vegetables and keep it aside.

Panch Dal Khichdi

Step 6 : Make a fine paste of garlic cloves in mortar pastel.

Panch Dal Khichdi

Step 7 : Heat the ghee and oil in a pressure cooker.

Panch Dal Khichdi

Step 8 : Add mustard seeds when oil is medium hot.

Panch Dal Khichdi

Step 9 : When mustard seeds start to splutter add cumin seeds, bay leaf, dry red chilies and cloves.

Panch Dal Khichdi

Step 10 : When spices start to release aroma, add chopped green chilies and curry leaves.

Panch Dal Khichdi

Step 11 : Saute for a minute on medium flame and add garlic paste.

Panch Dal Khichdi

Step 12 : Saute till raw aroma of garlic goes away. Add chopped onions.

Panch Dal Khichdi

Step 13 : Saute till onion will get transparent. Add chopped capsicum and potatoes.

Panch Dal Khichdi

Step 14 : Saute for 2 minutes. Add chopped tomatoes.

Panch Dal Khichdi

Step 15 : Mix well. Add red chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt and garam masala.

Panch Dal Khichdi

Step 16 : Mix well. Saute for few seconds. Add drained rice and dals. Mix well.