Quinoa and Dal Khichdi

Quinoa and Dal Khichdi


  • 1 Cup Quinoa
  • 1/4 Cup Toor Dal
  • 1/4 Cup Masoor Dal
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Onion Chopped
  • 7 Curry Leaves
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • Bay Leaves
  • 2 Dry Red Chilies
  • 5 Garlic Cloves, Crushed
  • 1 Teaspoon Ginger, Finely Chopped
  • Salt, To Taste
  • Oil/Ghee, As Needed


  1. Combine the quinoa, toor dal and masoor dal, finely chopped ginger and salt in a vessel. Add 4 cups of water and pressure cook them till you hear 5 whistles.
  2. Heat enough oil with ghee or simply oil and crack the cumin seeds, dry red chillies, bay leaves, curry leaves and saute the chopped onions and crushed garlic cloves until the onions turns translucent.
  3. Once the pressure get released take the cooked quinoa-dal mixture and add this mixture to the cooking vegetables. Stir for few minutes and switch off the stove.
  4. Serve hot.
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