Moong Dal Khichdi - Best Homemade

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Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Served As: Breakfast, Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 4


  • 1/2 cup Moong Dal hesaru bele or pavu
  • 1/2 cup Rice or pavu
  • 3 cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Desi Ghee
  • 1 tbsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Cumin or jeera jeera
  • 1 tbsp Black Pepper mensu
  • 4 Green Chillies
  • 1/2 tbsp Turmeric Powder
  • 7 cashews
  • 1 leaves Curry spring
  • 1 tbsp Channa Dal
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida or hing hing
  • 1/4 tbsp Ginger or paste chopped paste
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • 1/2 cup Grated Coconut
  • 1/2 leaves Coriander
  • 1-2 drops Lemon Juice


  • 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.

Recipe Notes

  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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Divya anush, founder and author of delightful dishes. am a food blogger who loves to cook different food from all over the countries.

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