Vaghar means tadka or tempering and Vaghareli Khichdi means seasoned or tempered khichdi is a traditional and authentic khichdi from Gujarat region. It is simple and easy to make khichdi recipe which made of moong dal and rice with addition of vegetables. It can be served with kadhi, curd or papad.
Vaghareli khichdi is one of mine fav khichdi recipe because of no garlic and no onion. It is a healthy and one pot meal made with dal, rice, vegetables and spices. It is very tasty and flavorful khichdi recipe. Gujarati Vaghareli or masala khichdi is a simple and staple food in Gujarat. To make this recipe you can combine yellow split gram or moong dal with rice or used mix dal also.
Try some other khichdi recipes here, Amish Khichdi, Balaee Khichdi, Moong Dal Khichdi, Corn Khichdi, Oats and Vegetable Khichdi and more.
Try some other Gujarati recipes: Methi nu Dhebra, Bhakarwadi, Palak Dhokla, Lauki Thepla and Dal Dhokli.
Ingredients for Khichdi Recipe:
1/2 Cup Rice
1/2 Cup Moong Dal (Split Yellow Gram)
1/4 Cup Potatoes, Cubed
1/4 Cup Carrot, Peeled and Chopped
1/4 Cup Frozen or Fresh Green Peas
4-5 Cauliflower, Florets
1/2 Tsp. Ginger Paste
2 Green Chilies, Chopped
2 Tbsps. Peanuts
1 Tbsps. Cashewnuts, Broken
Salt to Taste
1/2 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
1/2 Tsp. Red Chili Powder
1/2 Tsp. Garam Masala
1 Bayleaf (Tejpatta)
1/2 Tsp. Asafoetida (hing)
1 Tsp. Mustard seeds (Rai)
1/2 Tsp. Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
3-4 Cloves (Long)
3-4 Peppercorns (Kali Mirch)
1/2 Inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
2 Dry Red Chilies
3-4 Tbsps. Desi Ghee
How to Make Gujarati Vaghareli Khichdi Recipe:
Wash and soak the rice and dal in water for 30 minutes. Drain the excess water and keep aside. Heat the ghee in pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds, bay leaf, mustard seeds, asafoetida, cinnamon stick, cloves, dry red chilies, curry leaves and saute few seconds. Add ginger paste and green chilies and saute few seconds. Add broken cashews, peanuts and vegetables and mix well. Add salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder and garam masala and mix well. Add soaked rice and dal in pressure cooker with 3 cups of water and mix well. Cover with lid and cook it till to 4-5 whistles. Transfer into serving plate. Serve with papad and pickle.
Gujarati Vaghareli Khichdi Recipe
Vaghareli Khichdi is healthy and one pot meal from gujarat which made with moong dal, rice, vegetables and wholesome spices.
- 1/2 Cup Rice
- 1/2 Cup Moong Dal (Split Yellow Gram)
- 1/4 Cup Potatoes Cubed
- 1/4 Cup Carrot Peeled and Chopped
- 1/4 Cup Frozen or Fresh Green Peas
- 4-5 Cauliflower Florets
- 1/2 Tsp. Ginger Paste
- 2 Green Chilies Chopped
- 2 Tbsps. Peanuts
- 1 Tbsp. Cashew nuts Broken
- 1/2 Tsp. Red Chili Powder
- 1/2 Tsp. Garam Masala
- 1/2 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
- Salt to Taste
- 1 Bayleaf
- 1/2 Inch Cinnamon
- 2-3 Cloves
- 2-3 Blackpepper corns
- Few Curry Leaves
- 2 Dry Red Chilies
- 1 Tsp. Mustard Seeds
- 1/2 Tsp. Cumin Seeds
- 1/2 Tsp. Asafoetida
- 3-4 Tbsps. Desi Ghee or Oil
Wash and soak the rice and dal in water for 30 minutes. Drain the excess water and keep aside.
Heat the ghee in pressure cooker.
Add cumin seeds, bay leaf, mustard seeds, asafoetida, cinnamon stick, cloves, dry red chilies, curry leaves and saute few seconds.
Add ginger paste and green chilies and saute few seconds.
Add broken cashews, peanuts and vegetables and mix well.
Add salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder and garam masala and mix well.
Add soaked rice and dal in pressure cooker with 3 cups of water and mix well. Cover with lid and cook it till to 4-5 whistles.
Transfer into serving plate. Serve with papad and pickle.
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14 thoughts on “Gujarati Vaghareli Khichdi Recipe”
Yummy kichadi .. Loved that peanuts and cashew bite sin the seasoning …
Gujarathi Kichidi looks soo good with all the veggies. Yummy
This is one of my favorite khichdis, flavorful loaded with spices.
Very flavorful khichdi and with all the ingredients it must have tasted divine.
That is a nice pick Preeti. Love your garnish with lots of nuts. The bowl of kichdi looks so yum.
Great pick for G and I should try this for one Thursday, as I always make no onion no garlic food on Thursdays.
Vaghareli Khichadi has so many versions and your looks great with a lavish coat of ghee and those toppings !
I had this in my first shortlist too ! u have made it so well. preeti !
I loved this one Preeti, you have got it done so well!..
Such a long list of ingredients for the tempering. It would have turned out delicious. Lovely pick!`
The Khichdi looks very flavourful and loaded with spices! Cannot wait to try this! Great share
The vaghareli khichdi looks delicious. The tadka on the top looks lip-smacking and is very tempting.
A wholesome one pot meal, loved the addition of nuts and the tadka on top looks so inviting
Wow, looking so yummy and delicious recipe.
Thank you for sharing this with us, keep sharing this kind of gujarati recipes.