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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Khichdi Keema Khatta

This combo is authentic dishes of a hyderabadi household. I never ate this combination of Khichdi keema and khatta. I chanced upon Chowder Singh facebook update regarding this combination and he posted video of these dishes. Husband used to eat this in Dubai and he encouraged me to do this. I made these for lunch and believe me it was not at all heavy, it was scrumptious meal.

Ingredients for Khichdi

Raw rice 1 cup
Masoor/ tuvur dal 1/2 cup
Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp
Green cardamom 2
Cloves 2
Onions sliced 1
Green chillies 2
Oil 2 tbsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste


Soak rice and dal for an hour.

Heat oil in a cooker. Add cloves, cardamom , green chillies and  onions. Sauté until onions are fried.

Then add ginger garlic paste and saute until ginger garlic paste is cooked.

Add soaked rice and dal. Sprinkle turmeric powder and salt. Mix well.

Add enough water and pressure cook until done. For one glass of rice i add 2 glasses of water. Here i added 2 1/2 glass of water.

Ingredients for Kheema

Kheema minced 1/4 kg
Onions 1 sliced
Green chillies 2
Kasuri methi 2 tbsp crushed
Garam masala powder 1 tbsp
Coriander powder 2 tbsp
Curd 1/2 cup
Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp
Red chilly powder 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Tomatoes 1 chopped finely
Oil 2 tbsp
Salt to taste


Fry onions and green chillies until transparent.

Add chopped tomatoes. Then add all the masala, turmeric powder and saute until oil starts leaving the pan.

Then add curd to the above. Saute for a minute.

Include kasuri methi and fry for some more time.

Than add kheema and salt.

Mix well and add enough water. Cook until kheema is cooked and water has dried up.

Ingredients for Khatta

Onions slice 2
Green chillies 1 chopped
Coriander leaves few
Garlic 2 chopped
Tamarind juice 2 cups

Mix all the above. Season with the following ingredients.

Oil 1 tsp
Rai 1/2 tsp
Zeera 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves few
Red chilly 2


  1. We make something like this khatta with raw mangoes. Very cooling and yummy. This meal looks tempting.

    1. Thanks Sangeeta. Do you have raw mangoes khatta on your blog?? would love to give it a try...

  2. Am inviting myself to ur place, wat a droolworthy spread,lovely dishes.

    1. You are welcome to my home Priya...would love to serve wonderful and innovative chef like you....

  3. delicious combination of flavours in the meal looks wonderful


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