Yellow Moong Dal Khichu by Tarla Dalal

Yellow Moong Dal Khichu by Tarla Dalal

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Khichu fans claim it to be the tastiest snack in the world! Indeed, piping hot khichu, with its doughy consistency and soothing taste, is sure to warm your soul and remind you of home. While khichu is usually made with grain-based flours like rice flour or jowar flour, here we present an interesting variant made with moong dal. The Yellow Moong Dal Khichu has a pleasant colour and satiating flavour. It tastes awesome with a splash of Koro Sambar and a drizzle of oil! Make sure you serve this khichu really hot, immediately after preparation as khichu tend to thicken and lose their characteristic consistency as they cool down.


Recipe Description for Yellow Moong Dal Khichu

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Makes 3 servings
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1/2 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram) , soaked for 1 hour and drained
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
a pinch of baking soda
salt to taste

For Serving
oil for drizzling
koro sambhar for sprinkling

  1. Combine the moong dal and ¼ cup of water in a mixer and blend it till smooth paste.
  2. Heat 1¼ cup of water in a deep non-stick pan, add green chillies, cumin seeds, asafoetida, soda bi-carb and salt mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the prepared moong dal paste, mix well using a rolling pin and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes or till it leaves the sides of the pan.
  4. Serve immediately with oil and koro sambhar.

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