Moong Dal Khichdi, Gujarati Recipe


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Moong Dal Khichdi ( Gujarati Recipe)

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मूंग दाल खिचड़ी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Moong Dal Khichdi, Gujarati Recipe in Hindi) 

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Moong dal khichdi is very popular as a comfort food. It is sure to soothe you and make you feel better when you are off colour, especially if you are down with a fever or stomach ache!

Dal and rice cooked together with peppercorns and flavoured with ghee, it is a light and healthy meal despite the rich texture that the ghee and dal impart to it. In many Gujarati houses, Friday is Khichdi day.

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Moong Dal Khichdi, Gujarati Recipe recipe - How to make Moong Dal Khichdi, Gujarati Recipe

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Method
    Method
  1. Wash and soak the dal and rice together in enough water for at least 30 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Combine the dal and rice with the turmeric powder, peppercorns, salt and 4½ cups of water in a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 4 whistles.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  4. Just before serving, add the ghee and mix well.
  5. Serve hot with kadhi and papad.

Variation: green moong dal khichdi

    Variation: green moong dal khichdi
  1. Use green moong dal (split green gram) instead of the yellow moong dal, and use 2 cloves (laung / lavang) and a small piece of cinnamon (dalchini) instead of the peppercorns.

Moong Dal Khichdi by Tarla Dalal

Moong Dal Khichdi, Gujarati Recipe recipe with step by step photos

Moong dal khichdi recipe variations :

  1. You can mix moong dal with colorful vegetables and grains to make various khichdi recipes like :

To make yellow moong dal khichdi

  1. For making the yellow moong dal khichdi, wash and soak the dal and rice together in enough water for at least 30 minutes. Drain and keep aside. We have used yellow moong dal & white rice in this recipe, but you can use green moong dal (split green gram) or brown rice instead.
  2. In a pressure cooker, transfer the dal and rice. Alternatively, you can also make khichdi in a pot.
  3. Add the turmeric powder. Turmeric has numerous health benefits. Even the minutest addition helps stimulate the flow of bile, which helps digest food thus helping to overcome indigestion.
  4. Add the peppercorns. You can even substitute them with 2 cloves (laung / lavang) and a small piece of cinnamon (dalchini) to make the yellow moong dal khichdi more flavorfula dn aromatic.
  5. Finally, add salt to taste and 4½ cups of water in a pressure cooker. The consistency of the khichdi can be adjust. You can increase the quantity of water to get a more liquidy/soupy consistency or you can use only 2-2 ½ cups of water if you want a more pulao like consistency for your moong dal khichdi
  6. Pressure cook for 4 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  7. Just before serving, add the ghee and mix well. Ghee enhances the flavor of moong dal khichdi.
  8. Serve the Moong dal khichdi hot with kadhi and fried khichiya papad. I love eating my hot bowl of moong dal khichdi with raw white onions, fresh mango pickle and curd. Also, Gujaratis enjoy their khichdi along with a tall glass of masala chaas. The khichdi tastes best when it's warm. It will become thick and lumpy once it’s cold.

Tips to make Khichid recipe

  1. Khichdi is made with minimum spices most of the times. Moong dal is nourishing as it is rich in protein, light and easily digestible. So, khichdi is generally given to babies as their first food and even to people who are sick, recovering from illness. 
  2. Traditionally, in Gujarati households khichdi is made in a brass pan (pital tope/topia) directly over a stove top. 
  3. Different regions have different ways to make the khichdi recipe. But, it is basically a combination of rice and lentil perked up with spices and vegetables. Our website has a huge collection of khichdi recipes which includes Gujarati khichdi recipes, Bengali khichdi recipes and even Rajasthani khichdi recipes.
  4. To increase the nutritive value, you can add a myriad of vegetables like peas, carrots, beans, onions to the khichdi. One of my favorite is the Toovar Dal and mixed vegetable khichdi.
  5. Apart from rice, you can even make khichdi with whole grains like jowar, bajra, dalia or millets.
  6. My mother lightly roasts the dal and mixes it with rice & stores in an air-tight container. It comes handy whenever you want to make the moong dal khichdi recipe. Lightly roasting the moong dal make the khichdi more aromatic.
  7. If not eating khichdi immediately, simply re-heat by adding more water and little salt and bring it to a desired consistency.
  8. Apart from papad, pickle, curd and kadhi, you can even serve hot khichdi with milk, dapka kadhi, rasawala bateta nu shaak or saragva nu lot vadu shaak.
Accompaniments

Gajar Marcha Nu Sambhaariyu ( Gujarati Recipe) 
Gujarati Kadhi 
Kadhi ( Gujarati Recipe) 
Methi Papad ( Gujarati Recipe) 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy342 cal
Protein12 g
Carbohydrates54 g
Fiber4.8 g
Fat8.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium10.3 mg

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Reviews

Moong Dal Khichdi, Gujarati Recipe
5
 on 04 Mar 19 11:16 AM


This was the most delicious soul food I''ve ever tasted. Very simple to make & extremely satisfying. Thank you!
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Sangeeta, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed it. Happy cooking !!
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05 Mar 19 03:24 PM
Moong Dal Khichdi, Gujarati Recipe
5
 on 30 Apr 18 09:33 PM


khichdi turned Awesome but i added asafoetida along with peppercorns which is not mentioned in recepie any reason not adding hing?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Tanuja, we have not added hing, but you can add it according to your taste.
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02 May 18 08:57 AM
Moong Dal Khichdi, Gujarati Recipe
5
 on 30 Apr 18 09:30 PM


मूंग दाल खिचड़ी
5
 on 15 Dec 16 03:52 PM


Jab mein bimaar tha, mummy ko yeh kichdi banane ko kaha. Khane si maan haat gaya tho. Lekin yeh kichdi khakaar fresh ho gaya.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Rajan, Thank you.. Great to know you have liked the recipe.. Do keep trying more recipes and give us your feedback..?
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15 Dec 16 04:11 PM
Moong Dal Khichdi ( Gujarati Recipe)
5
 on 28 Jul 16 11:59 PM


Delicious and so perfect in quantity measures.Loved making it.So healthy.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Divya, we are delighted you loved the Moong Dal Khichdi recipe and it came out perfectly. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
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29 Jul 16 09:33 AM
Moong Dal Khichdi ( Gujarati Recipe)
5
 on 01 Sep 12 01:04 PM


This khichdi is very easy to make and very light. I eat this with curds and it taste yummm....