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Moong Daal Khichdi

Yellow Moong Daal Khichdi -Mildly spiced Yellow lentil and Rice khichdi-Uttar Pradesh Style
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Uttar Pradesh Cuisine
Keyword: moong daal khichdi, yellow moong daal khichdi
Servings: 4 people


  • 3/4 cup Yellow Lentil / Moong Daal (dhuli huee)
  • 3/4 cup Rice/chawal raw
  • 1 Tomatoes / Tamatar chopped
  • 1 tsp Green Chillies / Hari Mirch chopped
  • 1.5 tsp Ginger / Adrak chopped
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice / Nimbu Ka Ras
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Coriander / Cilantro / Hara Dhaniya
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder / Haldi Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli powder / Laal mirch powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder / Dhaniya Powder
  • 1.5 tsp Cumin Seeds / Sabut Jeera
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida / Hing powder
  • 2.5 tbsp Clarified Butter / Desi Ghee *
  • Salt / Namak to taste


  • Wash rice and daal 2-3 times with enough water.
  • Now soak them together in 3 cups of water for 15 minutes.
  • Add soaked rice, daal (along with the water in which it is soaked) 1 chopped tomato and 1 tsp of ghee in the pressure cooker.
  • Pressure cook on medium heat for 3 whistles or cook till it become soft and mushy.
  • When cooker cool down completely open the cooker and mash it with a ladle.
  • Now add 3.5 cups of hot water in the cooker and mix well.
  • Add salt, turmeric, chili powder, coriander powder, chopped green chilies and ginger.
  • Mix well and cover the pan with a lid to avoid spluttering and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Heat ghee in a small pan and add cumin seeds and asafoetida
  • When cumin become golden, remove from the flame, add a pinch of chili powder and pour over the khichdi and mix.
  • Now switch off the flame and add lemon juice and chopped fresh coriander and mix.
  • Serve hot with a spoon full of ghee on top.


Serving suggestions-serve hot with yogurt, papad, salad, pickle and chutney
1-You can also add a cup of chopped mix vegetables,i.e carrot,peas,beans,capsicum,bottle gourd etc at step 3 ,to make it more healthy,nutritious and filling one pot meal.
2-You can add some more water at step -6 if you want to make it thin and watery.
3-Can also make this with split green gram daal(moong daal chilka)
4-This khichdi will tend to thickens as it cools down, if it happens then add some hot water and give it a boil before serving.