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Yellow Moong Dal Khichdi (One pot meal)

Yellow Moong Dal Khichdi is a protein-rich, delicious, nutritious, and filling one-pot comforting meal for adults, kids, and babies.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Dal, Gluten Free, Khichdi, Moong Dal, One Pot Meal, Rice
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Soaking Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 3 people
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre


  • 0.5 Cup Rice
  • 0.5 Cup Yellow Moong Dal
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee (More for serving if required)
  • 1 tsp Jeera (Cumin seeds)
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida
  • 1/4 inch chopped or grated ginger
  • 1/2 inch fresh turmeric (or 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder)
  • 1-2 green chillies chopped
  • 2.5 Cups Water
  • Salt to taste


  • In a large bowl, add in the yellow moong dal and rice
    The main ingredients, Dal & Rice
  • Wash and soak the Yellow Moong Dal and Rice for at least 30 minutes.
    Rinsing and cleaning the Dal & Rice
  • After 30 minutes, rinse it again and drain the excess water
  • Switch on the Instant Pot on Saute mode for 10 minutes and add ghee. If using a pressure cooker, keep it on stove top and add ghee
  • Once hot add in the asafoetida and Jeera.
    Adding of Jeera in ghee (clarified Butter)
  • Once the Jeera crackles add the grated ginger, fresh grated turmeric and saute for 1-2 minutes. (Skip fresh turmeric if not using)
    Adding of fresh grated ginger and fresh grated turmeric in the ghee and Jeera mixture
  • Saute this for a few minutes. If using turmeric powder add it now. Add green chillies, if using.
    The masala mixture getting cooked
  • Add in the soaked Rice and Dal and mix everything
    Mixing the Dal, Rice in the masala mixture
  • Add in the water and salt and give a quick mix
    Adding of salt and water in the mixture
  • Cancel the Saute mode and Switch on the Pressure cook mode for 1 minute. If using a pressure cooker, Close the lid and take 3-4 whistles (depending on your cooker)
    Instant pot set to 1 min pressure cook mode
  • Once done, let the pressure release naturally. Once the pressure is released, open the lid
    The cooked khichdi
  • Adjust the consistency of the khichdi if desired by adding warm water. Mix and let the mixture cook (saute mode) for 1-2 min
    The cooked, warm khichdi
  • Step by step pics for cooking in a stove top pressure cooker
    Yellow Moong Dal Khichdi
  • Serve it with a dollop of ghee along with yogurt, pickle or papad.


  • Asafoetida (Hing) powder available in shops contains wheat and is not gluten free. Gluten intolerant people can either skip completely or opt for Gluten Free Asafoetida (Hing)
  • 0.5 cup more water can be used in the start to make it a more liquid consistency.
  • I generally add it later as it can be adjusted as per liking.
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