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Shahi Khichdi | Royal Mixed Vegetable Khichdi

Shahi Khichdi is a rich preparation with rice, mixed lentils, and vegetables along with various roasted nuts included. This is a one pot meal even and very quick to make, even though it has a long ingredient list.
Course Dinner, Main Dish - Rice
Cuisine North Indian
Keyword One Pot Meal
By Cook Method Pressure Cooker
Occasion Weekend Special
By Diet Healthy Recipes
Author Srivalli


  • 1 cup Basmati Rice
  • 3/4 cup Toor Dal
  • 1/4 cup Chana Dal
  • 1/2 cup Split Yellow Moong Dal
  • 1/4 cup Masoor Dal
  • Salt to taste

Vegetables Used:

  • 1/2 cup Onions
  • 2 to 3 Green Chillies
  • 1 cup Potato
  • 1/2 cup Carrot
  • 3/4 cup Peas
  • 1/2 cup Cauliflower Florets

For Tempering:

  • 1 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 2 tsp Ghee
  • 1 Black Cardamom
  • 3 to 4 Cloves
  • 2 Green Cardamom
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 2 small Bay leaf

Spice Powders

  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Amchur Powder
  • A Pinch Turmeric powder

To garnish finally

  • Handful Cashew Nuts
  • 5 to 6 Almonds
  • Handful Coriander leaves


  • Wash and soak the dals and rice together for 15 minutes. Drain and keep it ready.
  • Wash and chop the veggies into bite size pieces.
  • In the pressure cooker take oil and ghee. Temper as given.
  • Add onions, veggies, and spices one after the other.
  • Next, add the spice powders, combine well.
  • Drain the rice and dals, add 5 cups water and salt to taste.
  • Put the weight and cook for 3 whistles.
  • Let the pressure goes. Mix well and garnish as given.


I skipped cauliflower in all the khichdis that I have made till date as I didn’t’ think we would like the cauliflower taste in a khichdi
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