khichdi recipe | dal khichdi recipe | how to make moong dal khichidi

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khichdi recipe | dal khichdi recipe | how to make moong dal khichidi with detailed photo and video recipe. perhaps one of the health and comfort food recipe made with a combination of rice and moong dal. across india, khichdi recipes are made for different reasons and occasions, but the basic ingredients and combination remains the same. generally, it has the all spices and flavours in it and is served as it is without any sides, but tastes great when served with a hint of pickle or creamy yoghurt.
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khichdi recipe | dal khichdi recipe | how to make moong dal khichidi with step by step photo and video recipe. rice and dal based recipes are common comfort food for many indians and are usually made for day to day purpose. there are many ways it can be made with different types of lentils and different types of the ratio between rice and lentil. but the basic one is the moong dal khichdi recipe made with the equal proportion of rice and moong dal lentil to form a classic tasty khichdi recipe.

as i was explaining earlier, there are myriad ways you can prepare a simple and easy lentil-based khichidi recipe. each variation is simple, derived by the way the lentil and rice combination is used. in addition to it, the choice of lentil also derives a unique and comforting taste. however, the most popular and common lentil used is moong dal and this post is dedicated to it. there is a reason why it is popular. unlike other lentils, the moong dal does not cause stomach gas problems. on the other hand, it improves the appetite and hence it is generally served if you have stomach or indigestion problem. i personally make it for my husband lunch boxes as it is very easy to prepare in one pot. i load my instant pot with all the ingredients and set the timer for early morning cook. it’s really easy and simple with an instant pressure cooker.

khichdi recipefurthermore, some more additional tips, suggestions and variations to the moong dal khichidi recipe. firstly, i would heavily recommend respecting the 1:1 ratio of rice and moong dal for this recipe. personally, i believe this proportion is ideal for a right balance of taste, flavour and also from a health perspective. secondly, i have pressure cooked just rice and moong dal in a cooker, but you can prepare it as an instant pot method. you can add all the vegetables, spices without any extra cooking vessels. lastly, you can also follow the same procedure and use other lentils like toor dal, channa dal, masoor dal. i would suggest reducing the lentil ratio, perhaps to 2:1 rice and lentil ratio.


finally, i would like to conclude by highlighting my other rice recipes collection with this post of dal khichdi recipe. it mainly include my other related recipes like manchurian fried rice, veg pulao, vangi bath, how to make biriyani rice, bagara rice, shahi pulao, pulihora, soya fried rice, lemon rice, pudina rice. further to these i would also like to mention my other recipe categories like,

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dal khichdi recipe

khichdi recipe | dal khichdi recipe | how to make moong dal khichidi

HEBBARS KITCHEN
easy khichdi recipe | dal khichdi recipe | how to make moong dal khichidi
5 from 249 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course lunch
Cuisine north indian
Servings 3 Servings
Calories 368 kcal


Ingredients
 

for pressure cooking:

  • ½ cup rice
  • ½ cup moong dal
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp salt
  • cup water

other ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 bay leaf
  • pinch hing
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tomato (finely chopped)
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp coriander (finely chopped)

Instructions
 

  • firstly, in a large bowl rinse and soak ½ cup rice, ½ cup moong dal for 10 minutes.
  • in a cooker heat 1 tsp ghee and add soaked dal and rice.
  • saute for 2 minutes, or until the dal turns aromatic.
  • now add ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp salt and 3¼ cup water. mix well.
  • cover and pressure cook for 5 minutes.
  • in a large kadai heat 2 tbsp ghee. add 1 tsp cumin, 1 bay leaf and pinch hing.
  • saute on low flame until the spices turn aromatic.
  • now add 1 onion, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste and saute well.
  • further, add 1 tomato and saute until the tomato turns soft and mushy.
  • keeping the flame on low add ¼ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp garam masala and ½ tsp salt.
  • saute for 2 minutes or until the spices turn aromatic.
  • now add cooked rice and dal.
  • also, add 1 cup water and mix well adjusting consistency as required.
  • cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until the flavours are absorbed well.
  • finally, add 2 tbsp coriander and enjoy dal khichdi with pickle and curd.

Nutrition

Calories: 368kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 12gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 822mgPotassium: 265mgFiber: 5gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 676IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 63mgIron: 3mg


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how to make khichdi with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a large bowl rinse and soak ½ cup rice, ½ cup moong dal for 10 minutes.
  2. in a cooker heat 1 tsp ghee and add soaked dal and rice.
  3. saute for 2 minutes, or until the dal turns aromatic.
  4. now add ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp salt and 3¼ cup water. mix well.
  5. cover and pressure cook for 5 minutes.
  6. in a large kadai heat 2 tbsp ghee. add 1 tsp cumin, 1 bay leaf and pinch hing.
  7. saute on low flame until the spices turn aromatic.

  8. now add 1 onion, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste and saute well.
  9. further, add 1 tomato and saute until the tomato turns soft and mushy.
  10. keeping the flame on low add ¼ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp garam masala and ½ tsp salt.
  11. saute for 2 minutes or until the spices turn aromatic.
  12. now add cooked rice and dal.
  13. also, add 1 cup water and mix well adjusting consistency as required.
  14. cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until the flavours are absorbed well.
  15. finally, add 2 tbsp coriander and enjoy dal khichdi with pickle and curd.
    khichdi recipe

notes:

  • firstly, soaking the rice and dal helps to cook faster.
  • also, do not add too much water while pressure cooking, as the dal and rice may turn mushy.
  • additionally, adjust the consistency of khichdi just before serving as it thickens once cooled.
  • finally, dal khichdi recipe tastes great when prepared with ghee.

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