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moong dal khichdi recipe

Moong Dal Khichdi Recipe

This moong dal khichdi is made using moong dal and rice by giving flavorful aromatic tempering to the rice which is made in yellow color.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Rice
Cuisine Indian
Servings 5
Calories 600 kcal


  • 4 cups of rice
  • 1 cup yellow moong dal
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1 large size onion finely sliced
  • ½ teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • 1-2 cardamoms
  • 8 cups of water
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 4-5 slit green chillies
  • 1 tablespoon coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon mint leaves


  • Firstly, take a cooking vessel, add oil and heat it.
  • Add cinnamon stick, caraway seeds, cardamoms and saute.
  • Add the chopped onions into it, fry till slight golden brown.
  • Add ginger garlic paste, saute well to get rid of the raw smell.
  • Add yellow dal, turmeric powder, coriander leaves, mint leaves, green chillies, mix well and cook for few minutes.
  • Add water( 8 cups of water for 4 cups of rice).
  • Add salt and bring the water to a boil on medium flame.
  • Add washed rice, stir well,cover the lid and allow the rice to cook until it is done on medium flame.
  • Cook the rice until all the water is absorbed.
  • Keep checking in between as the base may burn if cooked on high flame.To avoid that put it on medium flame.
  • Once the water is absorbed, cover the lid tightly and cook for 3-4 minutes on low flame. This step makes the rice well cooked.
  • Pour ghee over the top and serve with any chutney or curry or khatta.


If basmati rice is used, soak the rice for about 20 - 25 minutes before adding it to the boiled water.


Nutrition Facts
Moong Dal Khichdi Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 600
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.