Lentils, Main Course

Panchkuti Dal Khichdi and Dahi Aloo Combo Meal | Easy GF Dishes

Today, we move to a Main course from Rajasthan adapted from Sanjeev Kapoor’s Video. Panchkuti Dal Khichdi and Dahi wale Aloo . To most familiar with Khichdi, its a great comfort food, and this combo was well received by the husband, who’s a fan of all Khichdis. 

Its also proteinicious with many lentils going into this, and a side dish gravy which is also protein rich – a great option for those living alone or in hostel / dorms (which allow cooking) or even those lazy Sunday brunch or a weekday / weekend brunch or dinner alternative. 

Whatever your reason, do make this one pot meal once and savour it. Am sure you would love it 🙂 As always, don’t skimp on Ghee for your khichdi. 

I have made the entire meal satvik (onion and garlic free), but you may add garlic if you wish. 


More Khichdi and One Pot Meal options:

Zero Oil Dal Khichdi

Fada Nu Khichdi (Broken wheat Khichdi)

Moong Sprouts Khichdi

Menthye Bataani Bhaath (Fenugreek leaves and peas rice)

Tomato Rice (Thakkali Saadam)

Veg Au Gratin (Low fat version)

Achaari Pulav (pickle flavoured rice)

Finger millet (Thinai) Pongal

Dindigul Thalapakatti Veg Biryani

Sambhaar Saadham

Lapsi Veg upma

Prep time :10 mins, Cooking time : 15 mins (slightly more if you are not using Pressure cooker) ; Serves : 2

Protein sources : Mixed lentils

You would Need:

  • Raw rice (I used short grained, you may also use Basmati) – 1 cup
  • Mixed lentils – Masoor, Toor, Moong, Split green (with the skin), Channa – all 3 TBSP each
  • ghee – 1 tsp + 1 tsp
  • turmeric – 1/8 tsp
  • whole spice – Cloves, cardamom, bay leaf – 1 or 2 each
  • Salt – to taste
  • Whole peppercorn – 10 to 12
  • Cumin /jeera seeds – 1/2 TBSP
  • Asafoetida – 1/8 tsp (skip for GF version)
  • slit green chillies – 2 nos


How to make

  1. Wash and Soak the rice and lentils separately for 10 mins. 
  2. Heat the ghee (1 tsp) in a pan, saute the spices, add the turmeric, cumin and hing / asafoetida.
  3. Now add the washed and drained dal and rice and saute for 2 mins.
  4. Add 3 cups of hot water and salt, and cook covered till soft.
  5. Saute the green chillies in the remaining ghee and add to the Khichdi.
  6. Cook for 2-3 mins more and serve hot with Papads , Cucumber Pickleand Dahi Wale Aloo 🙂


Dahi Wale Aloo: a GF side dish to serve with the Khichdi – Goes well with Parathas too.

Prep time : 15 mins, Cook time : 10 mins, Serves : 2

Protein sources : Besan (Gramflour) and Yoghurt 

What you need:

  • Boiled Potatoes – 2 nos
  • yoghurt – 1/4 cup
  • Besan /  Gram flour – 2 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Broken red chillies – 2 nos.


  1. In a pan, add oil, splutter cumin seeds, add potatoes, and red chillies. Saute for 2 mins. Whisk the curd well and add the gram flour. 
  2. Add this mixture to the sautéed potatoes. Let it cook on low- medium heat for 4-5 mins till oil leaves the top. Now add salt.  
  3. Serve hot with Panchkuti Khichdi, Mango pickle and roasted papad



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  1. vaishali sabnani

    Khichadi and Aloo are a combo which is followed by Sindhi's too and it is a hit combo . I am sure this one must be amazing too . Need to try khichadi with different lentils .

  2. Sharmila kingsly

    Kichandi and Dahi aloo are way delicious combo..

  3. oh my god mixed lentil khichi and dahi aloo sounds like an amazing combo. Great you posted both. Thanks for the share.

  4. Dal khichdi and dahi aloo what an incredible combination, both looks delicious and comforting as well.

  5. Am attracted towards the dhai wale aloo. A best recipe with rotis too – Anlet Prince ( http://www.Annslittlecorner.com )

  6. Gayathri Kumar

    That is an awesome platter Kalyani. What a better way to start the day than this protein rich dish!

  7. Sounds like a fantastic combination Kalyani..If kids love this, then it makes it so easy to repeat this right..

  8. Delicious combo Kalyani. I love the simplicity of the food. Is this a new layout? This is awesome.

  9. Comfort food served with more comfort food is a blessing indeed. I can see this is a perfect weekend lunch followed by a lengthy siesta!

  10. Khichdi looks delicious with curd aloo.

  11. cookingwithsapana

    Such a wonderful combination, bookmarking to try after Navratri. Btw can I make those dahi aloo without besan for Navratri?

  12. I make khichdi every week so make different varieties. I love your panchkuti khichdi… and the dahi aloo looks so tempting.

  13. You managed 2 recipes in one post :). I would have definitely posted it as 2 recipes. Kichdi and dahi potato is a superb combo.

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