Khichdi Recipe (Moong Dal Khichdi) | how to make khichdi

Khichdi recipe-mixture of rice, fresh vegetable, and moong lentils cooked together flavored with some Indian spices, is one of the easiest and healthy moong dal khichdi recipe in India. In this post, you will learn how to make khichdi at home?moong dal khichdi recipe serving on white bowl Note: if you are in a hurry, feel free to click on the following links to check your desired topic.If you’d like to see our in-depth step by step recipe preparation keep reading!

 

When we are not feeling well or have very short time for preparing any healthy meal then most of us prefer dal khichdi. This rice dish is popularly known as khichadi sometimes also refer as khichuri.

 

Though there are various recipes of khichdi available like sabudana khichdi, oats khichdi, palak khichdi,bajra khichdi recipe, but this moong dal khichdi is not only very delicious but also very easy to cook at home with using only a few ingredients.

 

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What is Dal khichdi?

“Dal Khichdi” is the mixture of dal or lentils of moong or mosur when simmered with soaked rice and partially cooked veggies flavor with some Indian spices.  

 

What to serve with moong dal khichdi?

You can serve this healthy nutritious moong dal khichdi with fried papad, potato chips as a side snack dish.

 

Tips To Make Best Dal Khichdi Recipe

 

  • Choice of Rice: You can either use long grain basmati rice or any normal rice to prepare khichdi but make sure you soaked them in water for at least 30 min.

 

  • Choice Of Veggies: To make a more healthy and nutritious khichdi recipe I use here carrot, french beans, cabbage, green peas, and capsicum. You can also make this khichdi.

 

  • Cooking Method: You can cook this dal khichdi either simmering for 25 to 30 min or in pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistle in medium to a low flame.

 

  • Use Of Spices: This vegetable khichdi recipe is the best for our daily needs but if you just recover from the illness you can simply discard spices add only salt and a pinch of turmeric, also add more healthy vegetables prescribed by the doctor.

 

 

Recipe of khichdi step by step with photo?

 

Here, the complete recipe of dal khichdi preparation classified into three simple categories first one is preparing moong dal for khichdi,

and the second one is cooking vegetables for khichdi and the last one is making moong dal khichdi recipe

so, let’s make it now.

 

Preparing Moong Dal For Khichdi

 

1.At first, for preparing the daal khichdi recipe, thoroughly wash 150 grams moong dal or mung lentils and soak 150 grams rice in water for 20 to 25 min, then heat 3 tablespoon oil in a Kadai.

pour oil in kadai

 

2.Next add soaked moong dal and saute it in low flame for 3 to 4 min.

add moong dal in kadai

 

3.After sometime when moong dal becomes slightly golden brown, quickly transfer it to another plate.

saute moong dal in low flame

 

Note: While frying moong dal make sure the flame is low and you stir continuously otherwise it will become bitter mung dal khichdi.

 

Cooking Vegetables For Khichdi

 

1.At first, heat 2 tbsp ghee or oil in a pan, spread it evenly in the pan.

add oil in a pan

 

2.Now saute some whole spices including 1 small bay leaf, 1-inch cinnamon,3 to 4 cloves, 3 to 4 cardamom,2 tsp cumin seed.

saute whole spices in kadai

 

3.Next add 1 medium-size chopped onions,3 to 4 vertically sliced green chili, saute them in medium flame until onions become slightly golden brown.

saute chopped onions and green chili

 

4.After that add 1 tablespoon of ginger garlic paste, saute until the raw smell disappears.

add ginger garlic paste

 

5.Then add veggies including 2 medium-size chopped potatoes,1 medium-size chopped carrots,2 to 3 chopped french beans.

add chopped carrots potatoes french beans

 

6.Saute them for 2 to 3 min on medium flame.

saute veggies for some time

 

7.Next add 4 to 5 tbsp chopped cabbage,3 to 4 tbsp capsicum.

add chopped cabbage capsicum

 

8.Now saute them for another 3 to 4 min in medium flame.

saute veggies for more 2 to 3 min

 

9.Then add 3 tbsp green peas and saute them further 2 to 3 min.

add 3 tbsp green peas

 

Note: While cooking vegetables make sure it must have a crunchy flavor in them, don’t make these veggies mushy.

 

Making Moong Dal Khichdi Recipe

 

1.To make this masala khichdi more spicer sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder,1/2 teaspoon of garam masala powder.

sprinkle half a tea spoons of turmeric powder and garam masala

 

2. Also sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of red chili powder, mix them properly.

sprinkle half a teaspoons of red chili powder

 

3.Now add fried moong dal which we did earlier and soaked rice.

add fried moong dal and soaked rice

 

4.Then pour sufficient amount of water to boil this moong dal khichdi.

pour water to boil khichdi

 

5.After that, sprinkle half a teaspoon of salt.

sprinkle a tea spoon of salt

 

6.And 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder in it.

sprinkle another half a tea spoon of turmeric powder

 

7.Cover the Kadai and cook this moong dal khichdi for 25 to 30 min on low flame.

cover the lid simmer khichdi

 

Note: You must check in between if water required to add some hot water otherwise your khichdi will burn out from the bottom.

If you want to cook this moong dal khichdi in pressure cooker pour them into the cooker and let them cook for 3 to 4 whistles in medium to low flame.

 

 

8.Finally garnish this nutritious moong dal khichdi with a tablespoon of butter and serve hot with fried papad, potato chips, or mango pickle whatever you like.

garnish dal khichdi with ghee

 

Moong Dal Khichdi Recipe Card

Here is the quick overview of all the khichdi ingredients including quick step by step preparation of mong dal khichdi recipe shown in the recipe card.

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Yield: 4

Khichdi Recipe (Moong Dal Khichdi) |how to make khichdi

moong dal khichdi recipe serving on white bowl

Moong dal khichdi recipe is one of the easiest and healthy meal, slowly cooked with moong lentils, rice, and a few fresh vegetables flavored with some spices.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

Dal Khichdi Ingredients

  • 150 grams of rice [soaked]
  • 150 grams moong dal [soaked]
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 2 tsp cumin seed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1-inch cinnamon
  • 3 to 4 clove
  • 3 to 4 cardamom
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 medium-size chopped onion
  • 3 to 4 sliced green chili
  • 2 medium-size chopped potatoes
  • 1 medium-size chopped carrot
  • 2 to 3 chopped french beans
  • 4 to 5 tbsp chopped cabbage
  • 3 to 4 tbsp chopped capsicum
  • 3 tbsp green peas
  • 1 large chopped tomato[optional]
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • salt to taste
  • water required to boil khichdi

Instructions

how to make khichdi recipe at home?

  1. At first, for preparing moong dal for khichdi , wash and soak moong dal or mung lentils, rice in water for 20 to 25 min.
  2. After that heat, a tablespoon oil in a Kadai then adds this soaked moong dal.
  3. Now quickly saute it in low flame for 3 to 4 min then transfer it to another plate.
  4. Now for cooking vegetables for khichdi, pour ghee or oil in a pan and add whole spices including bay leaf, cinnamon, clove, cardamom, cumin seed.
  5. Saute them for some time.
  6. Next, add chopped onions, vertically sliced green chili, saute them until onions become slightly golden brown.
  7. After that add half, tablespoons of ginger garlic paste saute until the raw smell disappears.
  8. Then add veggies including chopped potatoes, carrots, french beans, saute them for 2 to 3 min on medium flame.
  9. Also add chopped cabbage, capsicum, green peas and saute for
    another 3 to 4 min in medium flame
  10. Don't make veggies mushy and completely cook, make sure it has crunchy flavor in it.
  11. Now for making moong dal khichdi sprinkle a teaspoon of turmeric powder, red chili powder,garam masala powder and mix properly.
  12. At this stage add fried moong dal, soaked rice and pour sufficient amount of water to boil this moong dal khichdi.
  13. Now gently mix all of these things together.
  14. Furthermore, sprinkle half a teaspoons of salt and turmeric powder if required.
  15. Next, cover the pan with a lid and simmer this dal khichdi for 25 to 30 min.
  16. Check-in between if water required to add more hot water otherwise your khichdi will burn out from the bottom.
  17. If you want to cook this moong dal khichdi in a pressure cooker pour them into the cooker and let them cook for 3 to 4 whistles on medium flame.
  18. Finally, garnish this nutritious mung dal khichdi with a tablespoon of butter and serve hot with fried papad, potato chips, or mango pickle whatever you like.

Notes

Khichdi Recipe Note

  1. For consistency of khichdi, you can adjust water as per your need.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

4

Amount Per Serving Calories 417Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 18mgSodium 372mgCarbohydrates 73gFiber 16gSugar 13gProtein 14g

Disclaimer: The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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