For most of us in India, khichdi has been a quintessential part of our cuisine since the olden times. Khichdi comes in countless variations too. Here we have an interesting version of khichidi recipe: Barley Moong Dal Khichdi. Barley is a superfood and a good alternative to rice that blends utterly well with moong dal and mild spices. Not just that, this superfood is also known for its impressive health benefits. Barley and moong dal khichdi (also known as jau moong dal khichdi) is not only healthy but also a comforting meal that one can have to sate their hunger pangs. This meal is low in fat, cholesterol and sodium but high in flavour and nutrition that will keep your energy levels high, as well as keep your heart healthy.
Barley Khichdi is also described as a porridge dish made with lentils, barley pearls and a dollop of ghee. Some people love to garnish it with some nuts and seeds.
Health Benefits of Moong Dal:
According to various health experts, moong dal helps manage diabetes. Additionally, it keeps stomach-related issues like constipation at bay. High in copper, magnesium, iron and potassium, moong dal is one of the superfoods that is recommended by various nutritionists to keep up the overall health.
Barley Moong Dal Khichdi Recipe:
As the name suggests, for this barley moong dal khichdi, you need moong dal and rice, but if you don't have moong dal at home, you may use green masoor dal or tuvar dal too. This recipe is perfect if you are looking for a quick fix using common kitchen ingredients. Some mild spices, chutney and pickles can be the perfect companion for this meal. You can also add some green leafy vegetables according to the preference.
Pro Tip: Sprinkle a bit of Chaat Masala or Amla Powder as they both are the great digestion booster.
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