Sambhar Khichdi - How To Make Sambhar Khichdi - South Indian Dishes

This is what happens when our national dish gets a South Indian twist - Sambhar Khichdi


Dry red chillies 10
Coriander seeds 1 Tablespoon
Curry leaves 20 , divided ((10 is for the sambar masala and 10 is for the khichdi))
Fenugreek seeds 1/2 Tablespoon
Channa dal 1 Tablespoon
Cumin seeds 1/2 Tablespoon
Black pepper 1 Tablespoon
Hing 1/2 Tablespoon
Ghee 2 Tablespoon
Shallots 20 (((small onions)))
Mustard seeds 1/2 Tablespoon
Cashew nuts 12
Turmeric powder 1/3 Tablespoon
Coriander powder 1/3 Tablespoon
Red chilli powder 1/3 Tablespoon
Water 8 Cup (128 tbs)
Toor dal 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Tamarind paste 1 Cup (16 tbs) (((small cup)))
Salt To Taste



1.Take a pan, add in dry red chillies, coriander seeds, curry leaves. Fenugreek seeds, chana dal, cumin seeds, black pepper & hing. Dry roast it well and grind it once roasted. Sambhar masala is ready.

2.Now take a pressure cooker, add in ghee, shallots, mustard seeds, curry leaves, cashew nuts, turmeric powder, coriander powder & red chilli powder. Mix it well and then add prepared Sambhar masala and lastly add tamarind paste.

3.Once the masala is sautéed, add in soaked dal and rice. Add salt to taste and water as required. Mix it well and close the cooker to let it cook.

4.Once Khichdi is cooked properly. Garnish it with Curry leaves and pour some ghee on it.


5.It’s ready to eat then.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 3