Moong dal khichdi

50 Minutes
Prep: 15 minutes | Cook: 35 minutes | Servings: 4-6


1 tbsp Ghee,  घी

1 ½ cup Rice , चावल

1 cup Moong dal, soaked , मूंग दाल

Salt to taste, नमक स्वाद अनुसार

½ cup winter Carrots, cube, गाजर

Water as required, पानी

1 tsp Turmeric powder, हल्दी पाउडर

½ tsp Red chilli powder, लाल मिर्च पाउडर

For Tadka

2 tbsp Ghee, घी

1 tbsp Oil, तेल

1 tsp Cumin seeds, जीरा

1 inch Ginger, chopped, अदरक

2-3 Green chilli , chopped, हरी मिर्च

2 large Onion, chopped, प्याज

Salt to taste, नमक स्वाद अनुसार

1 tsp Red chilli  powder, लाल मिर्च पाउडर

½ tsp Coriander powder, धनिया पाउडर

¼ tsp Asafetida, हींग

¼ cup French beans,chopped,  फ्रेंच बीन्स

¼ cup Green peas, हरी मटर

1 tbsp Coriander leaves, chopped, धनिया पत्ती

Serves it with

Ghee, घी

Curd, दही

Pickle, अचार

Papad, पापड़



  • In a pressure cooker, add ghee, moong dal and roast well.
  • Add rice, salt to taste, winter carrot, water as required, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, mix well and cover it with the lid and cook for 2 to 3 whistles.
  • In another kadai, add ghee, oil, cumin seeds and let it splutter.
  • Add chopped ginger, green chilli, onion and saute till its translucent.
  • Add salt to taste, red chilli powder, coriander powder, asafetida and saute well.
  • Add french beans, green peas saute well on medium flame.
  • Add cooked dal and rice and mix well until combined.
  • Add some water, cover and cook it for 4-5 minutes and it is ready to serve.
  • Garnish with coriander and serve the moong dal khichdi with some extra ghee on top. Also it’s usually served with some papad, achar and yogurt on the side.