Recipes from Gujarat, India: Besan Ki Masala Roti

Recipes from Gujarat, India

Toovar Dal Ni Khichdi

Country: Gujarat, India
Course: Main/Side
Makes: 6 to 8 servings


  • 1 cup toovar dal (split pigeon peas)
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 cloves
  • 5 black peppercorns
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste


  1. Mix the dal with the rice and cover with water. Let soak for 30 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat the ghee in your pressure cooker. When it's hot, add the cumin seeds, cloves, peppercorns and cinnamon. Wait until you hear them start to pop, then add 3 1/2 cups of hot water, the rice, the dal, the turmeric powder and salt. Mix well and cover.
  3. Cook on medium-high for about 12 minutes. Serve hot.