Valachi Khichdi or Walachi Khichdi from Marathi Cuisine

Valachi Khichdi is known as Val beans khichdi or walachi khichdi, Dalimbyacha Khichdi or biryacha bhat. Val beans are good source of protein and slightly bitter in taste. Valachi khichdi is very popular recipe in Marathi cuisine which made with field beans or vaal beans and rice. It can be served with desi ghee, pickle, kadhi and curd.

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Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet.

 

How to Soak the Vaal dal or Field beans:

Clean, wash and soak the vaal in enough water overnight. Discard the water and wash again the dal use as required.

 

Benefits of Vaal Dal or Field Beans

Good source of protein and dietary fibre. It is low in fat and rich in B complex vitamin, calcium and potassium.

 

Ingredients

1/2 Cup Rice

1/2 Cup Vaal or Field Beans, Sprouted

1/2 Cup Chopped Onion

1/4 Cup Tomato, Chopped

1 Tsp. Garlic, Chopped

1/2 Tsp. Cumin Seeds

1/2 Tsp. Mustard Seeds

Pinch of Asafoetida

Salt to Taste

1/2 Tsp. Chili Powder

1/4 Tsp. Turmeric Powder

1 Tsp. Goda Masala or Garam Masala

2 Tbsps. Oil

2 Tbsps. Coriander, Chopped

1/4 Tsp. Jaggery, Optional

 

How to make Vaalchi Khichdi:

Wash rice and dal beans properly and keep aside. Heat oil in pressure cooker and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves. When they start splutter, add chopped garlic and onion. When onion starts translucent, add chopped tomatoes, masalas and saute for a minute. Add beans, rice, jaggery and saute for two minutes. Add 1 Cup water and salt and mix well. Cover with lid and cook for 15 minutes or till to done. Garnish with desi ghee and coriander. Serve hot with sol kadhi or curd.

Valachi Khichdi or Walachi Khichdi

Valachi khichdi is very popular recipe in Marathi cuisine which made with field beans or vaal beans and rice. It can be served with desi ghee, pickle, kadhi and curd.
Course Rice
Cuisine Maharastrian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 People
Author Preeti Garg

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Rice
  • 1/2 Cup Vaal or Field Beans Sprouted
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Onion
  • 1/4 Cup Tomato Chopped
  • 1 Tsp. Garlic Chopped
  • 1/2 Tsp. Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp. Mustard Seeds
  • Pinch of Asafoetida
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1/2 Tsp. Chili Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tsp. Goda Masala or Garam Masala
  • 2 Tbsps. Oil
  • 2 Tbsps. Coriander Chopped
  • 1/4 Tsp. Jaggery Optional

Instructions

  1. Wash rice and dal beans properly and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in pressure cooker and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves.
  3. When they start splutter, add chopped garlic and onion.
  4. When onion starts translucent, add chopped tomatoes, masalas and saute for a minute.
  5. Add beans, rice, jaggery and saute for two minutes.
  6. Add 1 Cup water and salt and mix well.
  7. Cover with lid and cook for 15 minutes or till to done.

  8. Garnish with desi ghee and coriander.

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