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How to make Moong Dal Khichdi

October 24, 2015 10:01 IST
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Rediff reader Asiya from Hyderabad shares a Moong Dal Khichdi recipe.

Moong Dal (yellow dal) Khichdi is easy to make and healthy too.

Here's the recipe:

Moong Dal Khichdi


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


  • Heat a cooking vessel, add oil.
  • Add cinnamon sticks, caraway seeds, cardamom and saute.
  • Add chopped onions and fry till they turn slightly golden brown.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute well to get rid of the raw smell.
  • Add moong dal, turmeric powder, coriander leaves, mint leaves, green chillies. Mix well and cook for a few minutes.
  • Add water (8 cups of water for 4 cups of rice).
  • Add salt. Bring it to a boil on medium flame.
  • Add washed rice, stir well. Allow the rice to cook on medium flame till all the water is absorbed.
  • Once the water is absorbed, cover the lid and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on low flame. This step ensures that rice is well cooked.
  • Pour ghee over the top and serve with any chutney or curry.

Photograph: Asiya

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