Baked Khichdi Recipe / Rice Casserole | One Pot Recipe Challenge
Preparing Rice and Dals
  • 1 1/2cup Rice
  • 1cup Dals(I used a mix – 2 types of moong dal, chana dal)
For the Khichdi
For Finishing Baked Khichdi
Preparing Rice & Dals
  1. Wash the rice & dals twice and then soak in water for 30 minutes.
For Khichdi
  1. Heat up a casserole in medium flame and add two tbsp of oil into it. Once the oil is hot, add cumin seeds, some cloves, a bark of cinnamon and a dried red chili followed by few peppercorns. Next add the chopped ginger and green chili.
  2. Follow up by adding the vegetables to the spice mix, cubed potatoes and carrots. Season it with salt and turmeric. Once these are half cooked, add the french beans, cauliflower and peas. Give it a mix and add the rice and dal mix to the vegetables. Add some water and cover it with a lid to cook for about 20 minutes or so in medium flame.
  3. After the khichdi is cooked, let it sit idle for about 15 minutes.
For Baked Khichdi
  1. Open it and mash it using a spoon, very roughly not very fine. For a rigid top after it is baked, just texturise it using a fork on the top. Next, pour some ghee on top. Sprinkle some salt, coriander powder & red chili powder. Top it with some chopped coriander and cheddar cheese. And, bake it for 20 minutes at 180 degrees and finally broil it for 5 minutes at 210 degrees.
  2. Once our baked khichdi is done, Relish it with some chutney, papad and yogurt!