Saturday, June 13, 2009

Moong khichadi

This is simple yet delicious recipe. This is nutritious, rich in protein/ carb balance, easy to make.
My mom always used to prepare when she ran out of time and we all kids were hungry.
As this is very light to digest this is suggested after you had a heavy lunch or snack. Also suggested for children as it is light and nutritious.
This recipe deserve a special space in my blog. Just Perfect for a lazy day.


1 Cup Rice
1 Cup Moong dal
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp butter
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
a pinch of asafoetida
salt to taste
3 1/2 - 4 Cup Water


1. Mix rice and moong dal and wash and drain water thoroughly.

2. Heat butter in pressure cooker, add cumin seeds and turmeric powder, a pinch of asafoetida.

3. After cumin seeds started crackle, add rice and moong dal and add sufficient water.

4. Let it boil for 2-3 mins, check there is sufficient water is there for further cooking otherwise add some water.

5. pressure cook for 3 whistles.

6. Let the pressure drop of its own.

7. Serve hot with pickle, milk, ghee or plain yogurt, roasted papad.


1. You can make this khichadi using green moong dal, sprouted moong.

2. You can add curry leaves, green chilies, 1 tsp garam masala after adding cumin seeds for making spicy Khichadi.

3. To make really spicy instead of green chilies u can add 1 tsp Tikhat or 1 tsp red chili powder as per taste.

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