Khichdi is a very comforting Indian dish which made from rice and lentils but other variations includes bajra, mung dal, and daliya. It is considered as one of the first solid foods that babies eat. Khichdi is a savory porridge.
Risotto is a northern Italian rice dish which cooked with broth and cooked till to creamy texture. It is Italian dish which contains butter, olive oil, onion, cheese, garlic and vegetables. Risotto, riso means rice is basically creamy and flavorful Italian rice dish.
This time I made dal khichdi risotto for khichdi festival which was hosted by Srivalli. In this recipe I used moong dal and Arborio rice instead of regular Indian rice. I cooked this recipe in vegetable broth to get more flavors. It is a really great combination of Indian dish khichdi and Italian dish risotto. I avoid parmesan cheese in this recipe. It can be served with curd, butter, chutney and pickle. It is very healthy and nutritious recipe and good option for lunchbox recipe.
Try some other khichdi recipes: Amish Khichdi, Balaee Khichdi, Moong Dal Khichdi, Corn Khichdi, Oats and Vegetable Khichdi and more.
Ingredients for Dal Khichdi Risotto Recipe:
1 Cup Arborio Rice
1/2 Cup Whole Green Gram (Sabut Moong Dal)
1/4 Cup Onion, Finely Chopped
2 Green Chilies, Finely Chopped
1 Tsp. Ginger, Chopped
1 Tsp. Garlic, Chopped
1 Tsp. Mustard Seeds
1 Tsp. Cumin Seeds
Salt to Taste
1/2 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
Few Curry Leaves
3 Cups Vegetable Broth, Optional
2 Tbsps. Olive Oil
2 Tbsps. Butter
2 Tbsps. Coriander, Chopped
How to Make Dal Khichdi Risotto Recipe:
Wash and soaked the green gram in water overnight. Drain the excess water and keep aside. Heat the butter and olive oil in a non-stick pan. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds when they start splutter. Add ginger, garlic and green chilies and saute few seconds. Add chopped onion and saute till to translucent. Add rice and saute few seconds in ghee. Add moong dal, salt, turmeric powder and mix well. Add 3 Cups water or broth mix and cover with lid. Cook till to soft and mushy. Add coriander leaves and mix well. Serve hot with papad and chutney.
Dal Khichdi Risotto
Dal Khichdi risotto is a fusion khichdi recipe where we cooked rice and dal together as risotto style.
- 1 Cup Arborio Rice
- 1/2 Cup Whole Green Gram Sabut Moong Dal
- 1/4 Cup Onion Finely Chopped
- 2 Green Chilies Finely Chopped
- 1 Tsp. Ginger Chopped
- 1 Tsp. Garlic Chopped
- 1 Tsp. Mustard Seeds
- 1 Tsp. Cumin Seeds
- Salt to Taste
- 1/2 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
- Few Curry Leaves
- 3 Cups Vegetable Broth Optional
- 2 Tbsps. Olive Oil
- 2 Tbsps. Butter
- 2 Tbsps. Coriander Chopped
Wash and soaked the green gram in water overnight. Drain the excess water and keep aside.
Heat the butter and olive oil in a non-stick pan.
Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds when they start splutter.
Add ginger, garlic and green chilies and saute few seconds.
Add chopped onion and saute till to translucent.
Add rice and saute few seconds in ghee.
Add moong dal, salt, turmeric powder and mix well.
Add 3 Cups water or broth mix and cover with lid. Cook till to soft and mushy.
Add coriander leaves and mix well. Serve hot with papad and chutney.
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12 thoughts on “Dal Khichdi Risotto”
The Risotto Khichadi is in rage now , we have a couple of restaurants serving this . Nice fusion of Indian and Italian .
Presentation looks too good preeti. Lovely fusion dish.
That is such an Indo-Italian combo meal. Looks so interesting. Bookmarking this!!
Wow love the idea Preeti. Really an amazing flavorful fusion of Indian and Italian cuisine. Cooking in veggie broth makes it really flavorful.
Kichidi risotto looks so good. Healthy dish for all age groups. Mouthwatering….
Nice fusion recipe. I guess the arborio rice works well in the Indian style khichdi recipe.
Wow! that is a great fusion khichdi, Preeti.
Awesome fusion kichdi Preeti. It looks so good and I won’t mind having this for dinner.
fusion food done right.. Arborio rice in a desi avatar… nicely done, Preeti !
Wow, beautiful presentation Preeti.Khichdi looks absolutely yummy with fusion touch.
I am loving the texture of this dish. The way your have incorporated the rice and made a fusion. just awesome
Very nice and healthy fusion recipe. Loved the pic and the presentation.