Quinoa, Bulger, Brown Basmati, Tur Dall and Wild Rice (Khichedi)


This is  often my weekend lunch dish which is a very healthy and quick to make to serve either with a simple potato curry or just raita.  Sometimes we make just tuver dall spicy rice called khichedi and some times we make it using  the green split moon dall.

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • ½ cup of Toor/Tuver Dall (pigeon peas dall)
  • ½ cup of Basmati Rice
  • ¼ cup quinoa with bulger wheat mixture
  • ¼ cup Wholesome Brown Basmati & Wild Rice
  • 2-3 tablespoons of peas
  • 2 small green chillies – chopped lengthwise
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 6-7 curry leaves
  • 1-2 tablespoons Cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 2-3 Cloves
  • 1 inch of cinnamon stick


1. Mix the all the rice, quinoa and toor dall and wash it well.


2.  Heat the oil in a saucepan. Add the cumin seeds, cloves and cinnamon and allow them to pop and get a bit dark in colour.

3. Add in one cup of water and cover the saucepan.

4.. Remove most of the water from the washed rice (khichedi) mixture and add it to the tempered water. Add the salt, turmeric, curry leaves and  the green peas.  Stir the mixture.

5.  Add one more cup of water and cover the dish and allow to cook on medium for 10-12 minutes.


6.  Check to see if the lentils have softened as that takes the longest to cook.  If not lightly fluff up the  khichedi using a fork and add half a cup of water to the khichedi and cook it again for a further 10 minutes.

7. Once the lentils have softened, it’s ready to be served hot.


Do you have any favourite rice recipes?


  • Peri’s Spice Ladle

    Love this combination of grains with some awesome whole spices, Mina. And since the grains cook at different times, it would be a delightful range of textures.

  • Mayuri Patel

    lovely combination. Nice way to reduce the consumption of white rice.

    • MinaJoshi5409

      Mayuri – It’s also one way of making my family eat the healthier grains.

  • Oh that looks so nice! I don’t ever think to cook like this at lunchtimes as I’m after minimum fuss, but this looks quick and easy

  • Nick #thisyearinmusic

    There is something to be said for simple tasty food than an over complicated pile in a bowl!

  • That looks yummy! I love wild rice, I wish I could find it in the stores near me, here in Finland

  • Emma Smith

    Thanks for this. I used to cook with bulgar wheat years ago and somehow have forgotten about it! I will have to get back to it.

  • This looks delicious! I love bulgar wheat at the moment and anything with cummin!

  • This looks lovely! I need new recipes as I am a vegetarian who is crap in the kitchen. Will definitely be visiting your blog again!

    Nora | http://noranoraa.blogspot.co.uk

  • Very nice dish, it looks really tasty, I shall have to try this recipe out on my family 🙂

  • Phoebe Thomas

    Yum, delicious and healthy, winning combination!

  • I love the look of this so yummy I have to say.

  • ooooh this looks delicious!! thanks for sharing!

  • Rachel @ Parenthood Highs and

    That looks delicious – I’ve not used many of those ingredients before

  • mummyoftwo

    I have never tried Quinoa before but this does look very tasty

  • I bought some Qiunoa last week actually in a bid to be healthier, might need to try this out! How do you pronounce it though? 😉

  • This looks delicious. I am not familiar with some of the ingredients but would like to try them.

  • Charlotte

    Looks lovely, I’ve never had anything like this before but would love to try making some for my OH

  • I have never tried quinoa, and this sounds like a delicious way to give it a go!

  • It looks lovely. I’ve never tried Qiunoa but it looks good!

  • Kichadi is a really healthy dish, especially when made with moong ki daal. I usually make some up when I have my period as it’s both purifying and nourishing when the body is in need to some TLC. I like that you add peas and curry leaves and leave out asafoetida.

    • Aisha – Asafoetida used to be a must in our home when we were growing up. Nowadays – I only use it occasionally as my kids are not too keen on it’s smell.

  • Beautyqueenuk

    This looks really delicious x

  • Sara-Jayne Jones

    That looks SO good – it’s exactly the kind of dish I just love to eat in the week! I’ve just gotten into quinoa too!

  • beautykinguk

    I don’t think I have ever tasted quinoa, but this sounds really tasty.

  • Globalmouse

    Oh yum, that is right up my street!! Delicious – I’m going to bookmark this to make soon!

  • Kara

    I love rice with added vegetables

  • This looks very tasty. I am intolerant to chilli but this would work well without it. Thanks for sharing.

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