Moong Dal Khichdi Recipe / How to Make Moong Dal Khichdi

Khichdi Recipe

Moong Dal Khichdi Recipe

Khichdi, yes this may make you remind you of the time you were ill, and were made and advised to eat khichdi. But let me tell you, Khichdi is one of the healthy foods we have in our Indian menu, and surely not only on the “when you are ill food”.  Khichdi can prove to be a really tasty and delicious dish on your platter, don’t believe me? We provide you a quick and tasty khichdi recipe and when you follow these steps, you get to know it by yourself.

Prep Time: 50 Mins Cooking Time: 10 Mins Servings: 3 to 4

Ingredients for Moong Dal Khichdi

  1. Rice- ½ cup
  2. Moong Dal (Chilkha)- 1 and ½ cup
  3. Salt- To taste
  4. Cumin Seeds- 1 teaspoon
  5. Onion- 1 medium sized
  6. Potato- 1 medium sized
  7. Turmeric Powder- ½ teaspoon
  8. Red chili powder- ½ teaspoon
  9. Water- 6 cups
  10. Ghee– 2 tablespoon (Clarified Butter

Process of Making Moong Dal Khichdi

Step 1

First of all, finely chop one medium sized onion and keep it in a bowl.

Step 2

Then take one medium sized potato and cut it into cubes. The cubes should come up to be ½ a cup. Husk and clean ½ cup rice. After cleaning it keep it aside in a bowl of water.

Step 3

Then clean and husk 1 and a half-cup of (chilka) moong dal and keep it aside in the rice bowl.After an hour of the rice and chilkha moong dal getting soaked in water.

Step 4

Take the pressure cooker and put 1 tablespoon of ghee (clarified butter),Add a pinch of asafetida, 1-teaspoon cumin seeds. After the cumin seed starts to crackle the oil is heated up.

Step 5

Add the chopped onions and fry them until lightest brown.Then add a pinch of salt to it.After this add the chopped potatoes into the pressure cooker.Stir the ingredients inside the pressure cooker well.

Step 6

Add ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder, ½ teaspoon red chili powder, 1 teaspoon of salt (or according to your taste)Now add the rice and chilka moong dal (drained) into the pressure cooker.Mix them well.

Step 7

Add 6 cups of water into the pressure cooker and mix them again.Now close the lid. At medium flame let the khichdi boil.

Step 8

Wait for it for the pressure cooker to whistle 2-3 times.After it switch off the flame and keep the pressure cooker aside for it to cool down at room temperature.

Step 9

Now open the lid and pour it into a bowl.Stir it well the khichdi should be mushy.

Step 10

Heat a saucepan put one-tablespoon ghee into it and your khichdi is ready.

Tips and Variations

You can also add beans and tomato according to your preference in the khichdi.

This makes your khichdi ready to serve. Now you can make your family members relish something light and tasty. Serve it with Dahi, ghee, papad and achaar!In Indian household people normally speak of a phrase, which means- Khichidi has four friends and they are- dahi (curd), ghee (clarified butter), papad, and achaar. Every woman has her own recipe for khichdi. Some may make it too spicy and some like to keep it simple and subtle on spices.

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