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Moong Dal Ki Khichdi Recipe

Moong Dal Ki Khichdi
How To Make Moong Dal Khichdi

About Moong Dal Ki Khichdi Recipe: Split green gram and rice come together in this traditional recipe. A perfect one pot meal, easy to prepare with all the essential nutrients and surprisingly light thus considered to be a comforting food, particularly in eastern and northern India. With a few ingredients and spices you are ready to have a delicious yet quick meal.

  • Total Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time1 hr
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Easy

Ingredients of Moong Dal Ki Khichdi

  • 1 Cup rice
  • 1/2 cup moong dal chilke wali (split green gram)
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • A pinch of heeng (Asafoetida)
  • 1 tbsp dhania, powdered
  • 2 tsp salt

How to Make Moong Dal Ki Khichdi

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Pick and wash the rice and the dal, and soak together in water for 1/2 an hour, at least. Drain and keep aside.
Heat the ghee in a heavy based saucepan and add the cumin and heeng.
When the seeds splutter, add the rice and dal mixture, and saute over high heat, till well mixed and excess water dries up.
Add the dhania powder and the salt and mix well too. Add 2 1/4 cups water, and bring to a boil, covered.
Lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, by which time the khichdi should be cooked, and ready to serve.

Nutritional Value

  • 645.7Calories
  • 104.2gCarbs
  • 16.7gFats
  • 0.0MgCholesterol
  • 19.5gProtien
  • 373.7MgPhosphorous
  • 2341.7MgSodium
  • 632.7MgPotassium

Recipe Notes

You can make this spicier, by adding some more ground spices like garam masala and chilli powder. The lentils used can vary according to taste. You can make the consistency thinner by adding more water.
Moong dal khichdi is best enjoyed with a generous amount of ghee topping along with raita/ curd, pickle, chopped onions or papad on the side.

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