Monday, 9 June 2014

Chane ki dal ke chawal | Chana dal Khichdi | Spilt Bengal gram rice

How to make chane ki dal ke chawal | Khichdi | Split bengal gram rice

It is an authentic punjabi recipe which is made on special occasions like rakhi and bhaiya dhooj in India also called as traditional punjabi khichdi. It is easy to digest because of soft rice and the nutrition of chana dal. It is healthy, delicious and filling. It can be served with yogurt, pickle, ring onions and mint chutney. It can be lunch,dinner and a good tiffin dish too.



Chane ki dal ke chawal,Chana dal Khichdi,Spilt Bengal gram rice, flavoured rice, rice variety


Lets start with the recipe :

Recipe Type : Lunch, dinner
Cuisine : Punjabi


Preparation Time Cooking time Total Time Yield
10 minutes 10 minutes 20 minutes Serves 4



Ingredients : Serves 4
Chane ki dal ke chawal,Chana dal Khichdi,Spilt Bengal gram rice, flavoured rice, rice variety
  • 1 cup chane ki dal (bengal gram)
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 teaspoon jeera (cumin seeds)
  • 1 pinch hing (asafoetida)
  • 2 green chillies (optional)
  • 6 cloves of garlic (optional)
  • 2 chopped onions
  • 4 crushed tomatoes
  • Salt according to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 3 cups of water
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing
Preparation :
  1. Wash, drain and soak chana dal overnight or for 4 hours.
  2. Wash, drain and soak rice in water 30 minutes before cooking 
  3. Take a pressure cooker and add chana dal, salt, turmeric and pressure cook it for 2 whistles
  4. Drain water and keep chana dal aside
  5. Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add jeera, hing and wait till it splutters
  6. Add onion, garlic, green chillies and cook until onion turns light brown
  7. Add crushed tomato and cook for 5 minutes on simmer
  8. Add salt, garam masala, coriander powder and mix it well
  9. Drain water from rice, add chana dal and rice in the pressure cooker
  10. Add water and stir it
  11. Pressure cook it for 2 whistles
  12. Once all the steam has settled down, open the lid
  13. Garnish it with coriander leaves
  14. Serve hot with yogurt, pickle and mint chutney


24 comments:

  1. Hello Ritu, thanks for dropping by my post on aloe vera sweet soup.

    This plate of split Bengal gram rice looks fragrant and delicious. Occasionally, I would patronise some Indian food stall and the usual food I ordered is the Nasi Briyani.

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    1. That sounds great. I am sure then you will like this combination too. They are delicious and healthy. :)

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  2. Hye Ritu,
    Nice one, this dish is new to me and smells good. Thanks for sharing with us here.

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  3. Never tried Chana dal and Rice together.. Khichdi looks so flavorful and delicious, am definitely gonna try this some time..

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    1. Thanks Poornima. That would be great dear. I am sure you will like it. :)

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  4. Hi Ritu,

    We regularly prepare this rice recipe. This is one of my favorite rice preparation. We call it Briji Chawal.
    Your presentation of rice is awesome, feeling hungry just looking at the images.

    Steongly recommended to try this rice preparation..

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    1. Sorry for typo - its strongly recommended
      Texting from mobile handset. :)

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    2. Thanks Deepa. We prepare it often too. I love eating it too. And thanks for recommending. Thats sweet of you. :)

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  5. Love this rice preparation Ritu. Anything with chana dal I am ready for!! that too when it sounds so delicious and flavorsome - I am definitely going to try this:)

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    1. Thanks anu. Thats great. If you are fond of chana dal, you will love this rice. It is full of flavor and is yummy. :)

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  6. thanks Deepa - after your recommendation and also looking at Ritu's preparation - I really feel like try this!

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    1. Thank you very much Anu :)

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    2. Do give it a try Anu. I am sure you will love it. :)

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  7. We have a huge chana dal fan following in our house. I have added chana dal to almost everything except rice. It is so wonderful to go through these repetoir√© of awesome recipes. This dish of yours Ritu will show up on my dining table very soon. ��

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    1. Thanks Piyali. That would be great. I am looking forward to it. Do share how it turned out. :)

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  8. very delicious and nutritious rice preparation:)

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  9. Love those....punjabikitchdi. ...should try. ..and give u feedback. ..ritu

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    1. Thanks Marudhu. Do share how it turned out. :)

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  10. Awesome work.Just wanted to drop a comment and say I am new to your blog and really like what I am reading.Thanks for the share

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    1. Thank you so much. I am glad you like it. Stay connected. :)

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  11. Amazing blog and very interesting stuff you got here! I definitely learned a lot from reading through some of your earlier posts as well and decided to drop a comment on this one!

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  12. Simple and yum yum channa dal ke chawal...

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