Saturday, 26 July 2014

Yellow Moong Dal Khichdi

Yellow Moong Dal Khichdi

Khichdi is a famous dish in may parts of India. However I got introduced to it only post my wedding. It is very similar to our South Indian Pongal, however it is much lighter.
My hubby says that Khichdi is usually served at his place when someone is sick as it is easy to digest.

It is very easy to prepare and they are many variations to this. Today I have shared the Basic Moong Dal Khichdi. To this you can add simple Tadka, Vegetables etc


Rice - 1 Cup
Split Yellow Moong Dal - 1/2 Cup
Hing/Asafoetida - A generous Pinch
Ghee - 1/2 Teaspoon (Add more as per your wish,usually they add lots of ghee)
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 Teaspoon
Green Chilly - 1 (Slit)
Salt - To Taste


  • Wash The rice and Yellow moong dal and soak it in 5 cups of water for 30 minutes
  • Then cook them in a pressure cooker for 3 whistles or till it is done well.
  • Allow the pressure to settle on its own.
  • Meanwhile warm Ghee and once it is warm add Cumin seeds and allow them to splutter.
  • Switch off the flame, add asafoetida, Green chillies and saute for the minute.
  • Add the tadka to the cooked rice-Dal mixture, add salt and mix it well.
  • If you want you can add some more warm Ghee. 


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