Cooking in Coliving: Kamal Masi's Khichdee Recipe

Coliving is all about bringing people together, and great food certainly does that! Cooking with family and friends is a pastime you should never give up.

Main Course

Kamal Masi's Famous Khichdee Recipe


  • 1/2 cup basmati rice
  • 1 cup daal (yellow lentils)
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil/vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or more, to taste)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tomato
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 4 slivers of ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 handful fresh coriander (to taste)
  • 5 green chili peppers (to taste!)


  • Bring water to boil in a large pot.
  • Rinse the lentils and rice together.
  • When the water begins to boil, add the rice and lentil mixture. Bring the heat down to medium and cook uncovered for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • While the lentils and rice are cooking, chop the garlic, onion, ginger, green chili peppers, and tomato.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan on medium heat.
  • Add cumin seeds, stir in the chopped vegetables, and cook until light brown.
  • Add salt.
  • Chop the coriander and add it to the vegetables.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add the vegetable mixture to the cooked rice and lentils, and stir on low heat for 5 minutes.
  • Ladle into bowls and serve.
  • Enjoy!

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