Fast Healthy Meal: Moong Dal khichdi Recipe

Moong khichdi Recipe

By | Posted on 3/1/2011 3:06:54 PM

I think you must be knowing hundreds of quick easy meal ideas but I have one recipe which will become your family favorite. It is a very healthy and quick to make, just mix of rice and moong dal people call it khichdi. The recipe I am giving here is for 3-4 people.

Ingredients for Moong Dal Khichdi Recipe:

  • Rice (1½ cups I usually use Sona Masuri or Basmati)
  • Whole Moong Dal/Green Gram(½ cup)
  • Split Moong Dal(¼ cup)
  • Onion(1 large sliced)
  • Green Chilies(2-3 split)
  • Ginger(1 inch finely chopped)
  • Turmeric Powder(¼ tsp)
  • Mustard Seeds(1 tsp)
  • Jeera/Cumin Seeds(1 tsp)
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • Cardamoms (1-2 crushed)
  • Cloves(2)
  • Black Pepper Powder (½ tsp Optional)
  • Oil/Ghee(1 tbsp)
  • Coriander Leaves(chopped finely)
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Moong Khichdi:

  • Wash rice, lentil and soak them in water for 5-10 minutes.
  • Chop onion, coriander leaves and ginger finely.
  • Heat oil/ghee in pressure cooker.
  • Add mustard, cumin and curry leaves and saute for a while.
  • When mustard starts to pop, add finely chopped onion, ginger and green chili and stir it for 1 to 1½ minutes.
  • Now add the crushed spices and stir it for another minute or so, till onions turn translucent.
  • Drain water from rice and dal and add them with fried onion and spices.
  • To this add turmeric powder, salt to taste and about 6 to 6 ½ cups of water and mix well. If you want to make your khichdi softer you can add more water.
  • Close the pressure cooker lid and reduce the gas flame to medium. Give 1-2 whistles.

Now delicious khichdi is ready to serve with your favorite raita.

moong dal khichdi picture


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Name: San

Khichdi, i love it or hate it? It is just so tasteless but definitely good for health. I will vote for health here so I would love to eat it once a week. No more than once a week please.

Name: Pragyan

Hi San, yes you are right Khichdi itself has no taste but it definitely good for health.To make it tasty you can eat this with any of your raita.

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