Khichidi with Bacon Tadka

There's no better comfort food for a rainy day than some khichidi. But you know what's even better than khichidi? Dal with a bacon tadka. 🥓🥓🥓🥓



1 cup dal

green chilies

Chopped Onions

Chopped Tomatoes

Chopped Ginger


Garam masala

Asafoetida (Hing)





Ghee/ Bacon Fat

Bacon Thecha Red



Red chillies

Chilli powder

Crushed dried fenugreek (methi)

Nomad's Bacon Khichidi


  1. Rinse 1 cup tuvar dal or arhar dal (split & husked pigeon pea lentils) for a couple of times in water. Add them to a 3-litre pressure cooker.
  2. Add the chopped onions, tomatoes, green chilies and 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger to the cooker.
  3. Add (amount) of water, along with the turmeric and the Asafoetida. Mix well.
  4. Pressure cook the lentils for about 7 to 8 whistles or more till they become soft and creamy.
  5. Add coriander and salt to taste. Mix well until you achieve the desired consistency.


  1. Add 4 tbsp of Bacon Fat/Ghee into a small pan and place it on a medium heat.
  2. Add the cumin seeds and let them toast
  3. Add the garlic, chillies and bacon thecha to the pan.
  4. Let it change colour
  5. Add the chilli powder, hing and methi to the tempering.
  6. Pour the tempering to the Dal and mix well
  7. Serve the dal with a garnish of coriander.

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