Today’s post is a humble Moong Dal Khichdi recipe with step by step pics. If you don’t have any veggies in your refrigerator, then this khichdi recipe is the apt choice to save your hunger pangs, just 1 onion and tomato is enough to finish this dish. If you want to make it little more on the fancier side, veggies like carrot, beans, peas can be used along with the flavour of garam masala powder. It is such a nutritious and filling dish that it can be even fed to toddlers as it is easily digestible. I usually pair it up with potato chips, pickle and sometimes kara boondhi too….
Khichdi Recipe | Moong Dal Khichdi Recipe
- 1/2 Cup Moong Dal
- 1/2 Cup Rice
- 2 Green Chilli
- 1 Small Piece Ginger
- 1 Onion
- 1 Tomato
- 3.5 Cups Water
- 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
- Salt As Required
- Coriander Leaves (For Garnishing)
- 1.5 tbsp Ghee ghee
- 1 tsp Jeera
- 1 Generous Pinch Hing
- Chop green chilli, ginger, onion and tomato finely. Then measure and keep all the other ingredients ready.
- Soak rice and dal in water for minimum 30 minutes. Then rinse it well, drain the water and keep by side. Heat ghee or oil in a pan and add jeera.
- Once jeera splutters, add hing, green chilli, ginger and saute for a while.
- Add onion and saute till translucent. Then add tomato and saute till mushy.
- Pour 3.5 cups of water, add turmeric powder and required salt. If you don't want the khichdi to be mushy, reduce the water to 3 cups.
2. For more flavour, moong dal can be roasted in ghee till golden colour before cooking.
3. For a different taste, equal quantity of toor dal and moong dal combo can be used.
4. Instead of green chilli, 1 tsp of red chilli powder can be used. If giving for toddlers both can be skipped and made plain.
5. For masala style khichdi, veggies like carrot, beans, peas, potato etc can be used along with 1 tsp of garam masala powder.
6. Tempering in ghee lends more taste and flavour, but if you are calorie conscious use oil.
7. I made the khichdi recipe slightly mushy. If you want the grains to be separate, reduce the water quantity to 3 cups and keep only 3 whistles.
8. This moong dal khichdi recipe tastes better when served hot.
9. If you want the khichdi on the tangy side, squeeze little lemon juice on top at last.
10. I used raw rice, but boiled rice or even basmati rice can be used.