firstly, in a pressure cooker heat 1 tbsp ghee and saute 1 bay leaf, 2 pods cardamom, 1-inch cinnamon, 3 cloves, 1 tsp cumin and a pinch of hing.
continue to saute 1 onion followed by 1 slit green chilli and 1 tsp ginger garlic paste.
also, saute 1 tomato till they turn soft and mushy.
add vegetables like 2 tbsp peas, ¼ carrot and 2 tbsp capsicum. saute for a minute.
now add ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp garam masala and 1 tsp salt. saute on low flame.
furthermore, add ½ cup rice and ½ cup moong dal. saute for a minute on low flame.
now pour 3¼ cup water and 2 tbsp coriander leaves. mix well.
cover and pressure cook for 5 whistles on medium flame.
finally, serve masala khichdi with curd and pickle.