Moong Dal Khichdi Recipe | Dal Khichdi Recipe

Moong dal khichdi, also simply known as dal khichdi is a popular Maharashtrian food that is prepared during breakfast. It is also prepared as naivedyum for most festivals and offered to God before distributing to everybody.

The moong dal ki khichdi, as its name depicts is made of moong dal and rice pressure cooked with a few spices. This recipe is prepared without any onion or garlic and is offered to Lord Ganesha during Chathurthi. It is also made for other festivals like Paryushan, Durga puja etc..

The dal khichdi is extremely simple and quick to make and can be eaten as a breakfast meal. The ghee floating on top brings out the aroma and the taste of the khichdi which leaves people craving for more.

If you are keen on preparing this mouth-watering main course at home, watch the video recipe and also follow the step-by-step procedure with images.

MOONG DAL KHICHDI VIDEO RECIPE

moong dal khichdi recipe
MOONG DAL KHICHDI RECIPE | DAL KHICHDI RECIPE | MOONG DAL KI KHICHDI RECIPE | KHICHDI RECIPE
Moong Dal Khichdi Recipe | Dal Khichdi Recipe | Moong Dal Ki Khichdi Recipe | Khichdi Recipe
Prep Time
5 Mins
Cook Time
25 Mins
Total Time
30 Mins

Recipe By: Meena Bhandari

Recipe Type: Main Course

Serves: 2

Ingredients
  • Basmati rice - ½ cup

    Split green moong dal - ½ cup

    Hing (asafoetida) - ¼th tsp

    Salt to taste

    Turmeric powder - 1 tsp

    Ghee - 1 tbsp

    Jeera (cumin seeds) - 1 tsp

    Jeera powder - 1 tsp

    Water - 5 cups + for rinsing

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How to Prepare
  • 1. Add basmati rice into a sieve.

    2. Then, add split green moong dal.

    3. Rinse it with water and keep it aside.

    4. Add ghee into a heated pressure cooker.

    5. Add jeera, hing and sauté until the jeera turns brown.

    6. Add the washed moong dal and basmati rice.

    7. Stir well.

    8. Add turmeric powder and jeera powder.

    9. Add water and mix well.

    10. Add salt and allow it to boil for 2 minutes.

    11. Close it with the lid and pressure cook it for up to 4-5 whistles.

    12. Once it cools down, open the lid and stir well.

    13. Transfer it into a serving bowl.

Instructions
  • 1. If you like the khichdi softer and a little runny, add extra water according to your preference.
  • 2. You must add ghee on top while serving as it gives a unique aroma and falvour.
Nutritional Information
  • Serving Size - 1 cup
  • Calories - 180 cal
  • Fat - 5 g
  • Protein - 6 g
  • Carbohydrates - 36 g
  • Sugar - 2 g

STEP BY STEP - HOW TO MAKE MOONG DAL KHICHDI

1. Add basmati rice into a sieve.

moong dal khichdi recipe

2. Then, add split green moong dal.

moong dal khichdi recipe

3. Rinse it with water and keep it aside.

moong dal khichdi recipe

4. Add ghee into a heated pressure cooker.

moong dal khichdi recipe

5. Add jeera, hing and sauté until the jeera turns brown.

moong dal khichdi recipe
moong dal khichdi recipe
moong dal khichdi recipe

6. Add the washed moong dal and basmati rice.

moong dal khichdi recipe

7. Stir well.

moong dal khichdi recipe

8. Add turmeric powder and jeera powder.

moong dal khichdi recipe
moong dal khichdi recipe

9. Add water and mix well.

moong dal khichdi recipe
moong dal khichdi recipe

10. Add salt and allow it to boil for 2 minutes.

moong dal khichdi recipe
moong dal khichdi recipe

11. Close it with the lid and pressure cook it for up to 4-5 whistles.

moong dal khichdi recipe
moong dal khichdi recipe

12. Once it cools down, open the lid and stir well.

moong dal khichdi recipe
moong dal khichdi recipe

13. Transfer it into a serving bowl.

moong dal khichdi recipe
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