How to make Prawn Dal Khichdi - Khichdi gets a glamorous look with sautéed prawns which also make it tastier.

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Main Ingredients : Small prawns (छोटे प्रॉन्स/ झींगे), Split red lentil (masoor dal) (मसूर दाल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

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Prawn Dal Khichdi

Hindi: jhinga
Favourite seafood? Prawns, prawns and more of prawns. A wide variety of small crustaceans, tiny relatives of the lobster, are known as prawns. Prawns are normally translucent when raw but get their distinctive pink or red colour on being cooked. one word of caution – if buying unpeeled prawns, smell for freshness and look for bright, shiny shells that have some spring left in them.

You can also find more Rice recipes like Tiranga Pulao, Chanar Pulao , Chicken Kheema Pulao, Tomato Bhaat.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Prawn Dal Khichdi Recipe

  • Small prawns shelled and deveined 12-15

  • Split red lentil (masoor dal) soaked for 30 minutes and drained ½ cup

  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) soaked for 30 minutes and drained ¼ cup

  • Rice soaked for 30 minutes 1 cup

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida ¼ teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 6-8

  • Green chillies finely chopped 1-2

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Butter 1½ tablespoons

  • Garlic cloves sliced 4-6

  • boriya mirch 4-5

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Onion rings for garnishing

  • Fresh coriander sprigs 1 for garnishing


Step 1

Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add mustard seeds and let them sputter. Add cumin seeds and sauté till fragrant.

Step 2

Add asafoetida and curry leaves and sauté. Add green chillies and onion and sauté till onion turns translucent.

Step 3

Add turmeric powder and sauté for 30 seconds. Add red lentils and split pigeon peas and mix. Add drained rice, mix and cook for 1 minute. Add salt and mix.

Step 4

Add 3-3 ½ cups water, mix and bring the mixture to a boil. Cover and cook till 3-4 whistles.

Step 5

Heat butter in a non-stick pan. Add garlic and sauté till golden on medium heat. Add boriya mirchi and sauté or 30 seconds.

Step 6

Add prawns and salt, mix and cook for 2 minutes or till prawns are done. Add coriander leaves and mix.

Step 7

Put khichdi in a serving bowl and make a cavity in the center. Put cooked prawn mixture to the cavity and garnish with onion rings and a coriander sprig.

Step 8

Serve hot.