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moong daal pulao
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Moong Daal Pulao, Sookhi Khichdi

Moong Daal Pulao/ Sookhi Khichdi - a very healthy delicious rice and lentil pulao, a quick and easy to make one pot meal
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Brunch, Lunch box Recipe, Main Course
Cuisine: Gujarati Cuisine, North Indian Cuisine
Keyword: dal pulao, moong daal pulao, sookhi khichdi
Servings: 4 person
Author: Anjana Chaturvedi


  • 1 cup Rice/ Chawal
  • 1/2 cup Yellow Lentil/ Moong Daal
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric/ Haldi
  • To Taste Salt
  • 4 tbsp Fresh Coriander/ Hara Dhaniya
  • 1.5 tbsp Ginger/ Adrak chopped

Tempering/ tadka/waghar

  • 5 tbsp Ghee/cooking oil
  • 2 Green chili/ Hari mirch slit
  • 5 Cloves/ Lavang
  • 1 tsp Peppercorn/ Sabut Kali Mirch
  • 1 tsp Cumin seed/ Jeera
  • 10 Curry leaves
  • 4 Dried red chili


  • Wash daal and rice and soak in enough water for 15 minutes.
  • Heat ghee or oil in a heavy bottom pan or in the pressure cooker.
  • Add cumin seeds and let it start to crackle.
  • Now add all the tempering ingredients-jeera,cloves,peppercorn,whole red chili,green chili, curry leaves and saute.
  • Drain the water from the soaked rice and lentil and add in the pan.
  • Add salt,turmeric ,ginger and saute for a minute on medium heat.
  • Add 2 cups of water and cook till done  or pressure cook for a whistle.(if you are cooking in the pan then you may need to add some more water,depending on the quality of rice)
  • Now add some chopped coriander and serve hot with a tsp of ghee on top.
  • Serve hot with dahi, raita or kadhi and some fresh salad