Yellow Moong Dal Khichdi

Every family has their typical khichdi recipe in India. There may be 1000’s of varieties of his humble khichdi. The most common types of khichdi involves two simple and nutritious ingredient. Rice & Dal. A tadka of ghee and Jeera and you have the most comforting food ever. This Yellow Moong Dal Khichdi is my family way of making this Khichdi.

Yellow Moong Dal Khichdi

Definitely one can experiment a lot in this. Growing up,at my mom’s place we use to have 2 varieties of this. One batch of spicy and the other sweet. Yes you heard it right sweet.

The spicy Moong Dal Khichdi involved a tadka of ghee, Jeera, chopped ginger and finely chopped green chillies or it’s paste. The Ginger use to add a lot of flavour to it and make it hot. We use to enjoy this with Dahi and spicy green coriander chutney. The sweet version use to have tomatoes and sugar in the tadka. Favourite with my brother and sister. They use to enjoy this a lot and till date my bro loves it 😊.

Yellow Moong Dal Khichdi

I remember I use to put more ghee in the tadka and my dad use to love it. My dad use to tease my mom, that she makes it more better. Haha. My mom’s answer was a famous saying in Hindi, “Ghee banaye khichdi naam bahu ka hoye”. It means that that “khichdi is made using ghee, the main ingredient”.

Yellow Moong Dal Khichdi

I then changed the recipe of this Moong Dal Khichdi, to use a lot of vegetables to make it masala khichdi, you really can play around this. But the simple khichdi is a favorite in our house, and so much that on my son’s 6 th bday he said he want to have khichdi as dinner. I was like what? Are you sure 😂. Sadly khichdi is associated when we are sick but one can have this nutritious and healthy bowl almost everyday.

Again this is a no onion no garlic version of khichdi as per my earlier post on Bajra and Split Green Moong Dal Khichdi. But you can add it if required.


Ingredients

  • 0.5 Cup Rice (Thick rice is preferred, though I use Basmati)
  • 0.5 Cup Yellow Moong Dal
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee (More for topping up if required)
  • 1 tsp Jeera (Cumin seeds)
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida
  • 1/4 inch chopped or grated ginger
  • 2.5 Cups Water
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Wash and soak the Yellow Moong Dal for 30 minutes.
  • Wash and soak the Rice for 30 minutes.
  • In a pressure cooker, add in the Ghee.
  • Once hot add in the asafoetida and Jeera.
  • Once the Jeera crackles add the grated ginger and saute for a few minutes.
  • If using green chilies add it.
  • Add in the Rice and Dal.
  • Add Salt and water.
  • Let it cook for 3 whistles or as per your cooker settings.
  • Once the pressure settles, Serve hot with yogurt, pickle or papad.
Yellow Moong Dal Khichdi



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Yellow Moong Dal Khichdi
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Soaking Time
30 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Yellow Moong Dal Khichdi is a protein rich, gluten free one pot meal which is a nutritious meal for adults, kids and babies.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Dal, Gluten Free, Khichdi, Moong Dal, One Pot Meal, Rice
Servings: 3 people
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre
Ingredients
  • 0.5 Cup Rice (Thick rice is preferred, though I use Basmati)
  • 0.5 Cup Yellow Moong Dal
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee (More for topping up if required)
  • 1 tsp Jeera (Cumin seeds)
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida
  • 1/4 inch chopped or grated ginger
  • 2.5 Cups Water
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Wash and soak the Yellow Moong Dal for 30 minutes.
  2. Wash and soak the Rice for 30 minutes.
  3. In a pressure cooker, add in the Ghee.
  4. Once hot add in the asafoetida and Jeera.
  5. Once the Jeera crackles add the grated ginger and saute for a few minutes.
  6. If using green chilies add it.
  7. Add in the Rice and Dal.
  8. Add Salt and water.
  9. Let it cook for 3 whistles or as per your cooker settings.
  10. Once the pressure settles, Serve hot with yogurt, pickle or papad.



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