Moong Dal Khichdi | How to make a khichdi recipe

Moong Dal Khichdi

 Moong Dal Khichdi Component:

  • 3/4 cup moong chilka dal (split moong dal)
  • 1/4 cup basmati rice or any Indian rice variety
  • 1 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 tomato, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 inch piece of ginger, finely chopped or grated
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped or grated
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • a pinch of asafoetida
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala (optional)
  • 4 cups filtered water (or 5 cups for thin khichdi)
  • freshly ground black pepper to your liking

Moong Dal Khichdi Instruction:

  • Wash moong dal and rice together in cold water 3-4 times, till the water runs clear.
  • In a large bowl, combine lentils and rice with 4 cups of water. Let it soak while you prepare the other ingredients.
  • Heat ghee in a pressure cooker on medium heat. Add cumin and asafoetida. When the cumin starts crackling, add onion and ginger to it. cook until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes, garlic, and green chilies (if using). cook until tomatoes are soft and mushy, about 5 minutes more.
  • Add salt and turmeric powder. Cook for 1 more minute.
  • Take out the dal and rice from the soaked water and put them in the pressure cooker. Shake to mix.
  • Add the remaining 4 cups water (or 5 cups for thin khichdi). Close the pressure cooker and bring it to high pressure.
  • When the pressure of the pressure cooker becomes high, cook for 1-2 whistles.
  • Remove the pressure cooker from the heat and let the pressure release on its own.
  • When the pressure is over, open the pressure cooker and stir and mix the khichdi.
  • Serve hot sprinkled with little ghee and black pepper.

Moong Dal Khichdi Advice:

  • You can adjust the consistency of the Moong Dal Khichdi by adding more or less water.
  • If you like khichdi more spicy, you can add more green chilies or red chilies.
  • You can also add other vegetables to the porridge, such as carrots, peas, or potatoes.
  • Moong Dal Khichdi is a versatile dish that can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It is also a good dish for people who are sick or have digestive problems.

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