Moong Dal Khichdi – Best Homemade

4.50 from 2 votes

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Served AsBreakfast, Lunch
Servings 4


  • Moong dal/ Hesaru bele - 1/2 cup or 1/2 pavu
  • Rice - 1/2 cup or 1/2 pavu
  • Water - 3 Cups
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin/jeera - 1 tbsp
  • Black pepper/mensu - 1 tbsp
  • Green chillies - 4-5
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tbsp
  • Cashew - 7-8
  • Curry leaves - 1 spring
  • Channa dal - 1 tbsp
  • Asafoetida/Hing - pinch
  • Ginger chopped/paste - 1/4 tbsp
  • Salt
  • Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup
  • Lemon juice - Few drops


  • In a frying pan, dry roast the rice and moong dal in a low flame for 3-4 minutes
  • Pressure cook the roasted rice and moong dal by adding 3 cups of water in a medium flame till 2 whistle.
  • Once pressure is out from cooker, keep it aside and let it cool.
  • In a while, heat oil and ghee in a deep kadhai/pan followed by adding mustard seeds, chana dal, cumin seeds, black pepper, green chillies, curry leaves, cashews and fry for few minutes until cashews turns little golden brown colour.
  • Next add asafoetida, turmeric powder, chopped ginger and fry for 1 minute.
  • Next add cooked rice - moong dal mixture to it with adding 1 cup of water and salt. Blend well with spices in a medium flame for 5-10 minutes.
  • If khichdi becomes thick add more water as required, along with water check and add salt as per taste.
  • Always khichdi should be watery because khichdi tends to get thicker as it cools down.
  • Atlast add few drops of lemon juice, grated coconut and chopped coriander leaves. Mix well and serve hot topped up with ghee/ butter, Curd.


  1. Serve immedialtly when it is hot.
  2. Moong dal observes lot of water, so prepare using more water.
  3. Serve hot with coconut chutney or topped with ghee.

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