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Broccoli Masala Khichdi

Broccoli Masala Khichdi is a yummy twist to the famous Indian Khichdi. A tasty comfort food where broccoli rice & lentils are cooked with Indian spices. 


  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 cup moong dal
  • 1 potato
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp dhania jeera powder
  • 1 tsp chilly powder
  • Salt as required
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 4-5 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 green chillies
  • 1 onion
  • 3-4 curry leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • Ghee as required


  • First soak rice and moong dal lentils in water for about 30 minutes. Then boil them along with cubed potatoes, turmeric powder, salt, dhania jeera powder and chilly powder and 3 times the water quantity to lentils and rice in a pressure cooker. I gave it 5 whistles. Refer the pic below to see the consistency of the dal once its done. Mince broccoli in a food processor. Heat oil in a pan and temper mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Then fry the ginger, garlic and green chillies till the raw smell disappears.
  • Now add sliced onions and curry leaves, saute till they turn translucent. Then add green peas and minced broccoli. Continue to saute till the broccoli is cooked and the mixture is dry. Lastly add the cooked rice and lentils. Give it all a good mix and cook for another minute.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro and ghee on top. Broccoli Masala Khichdi is now ready. You can enjoy this with some pickle, papad or raita.


The proportion of water to rice & lentils is 3 times. For ex. 1 cup of rice + lentils, then add 3 cups of water.