Dahiwali Moong Dal Khichdi

Dahiwali Moong Dal Khichdi

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No time to prepare khichdi and kadhi? Here is a delicious recipe that combines the goodness of both in one bowl. Made with rice, yellow moong dal and curds, along with everyday spices, the Dahiwali Moong Dal Khichdi has the lingering flavour of curds and an inherent simplicity and lightness that make it very appealing. It makes a soothing yet refreshing meal when served with sweet and tangy onion-tomato kachumber.

Dahiwali Moong Dal Khichdi recipe - How to make Dahiwali Moong Dal Khichdi

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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3/4 cup thick curds (dahi)
2 tbsp yellow moong dal (split yellow gram) , washed and drained
1 cup rice (chawal) , soaked for 15 minutes and drained
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
salt to taste
1 tsp green chilli paste
1 tbsp ghee
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
5 curry leaves (kadi patta)

To Be Mixed Into A Onion-tomato Kachumber
1 cup finely chopped onions
1 cup finely chopped tomatoes
1 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
2 tsp sugar
2 tsp lemon juice
salt to taste

  1. Combine the rice, yellow moong dal, turmeric powder, salt and 2 cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside.
  3. Combine the curds, green chilli paste and 1½ cups of water in a deep bowl and mix well, add the rice, moong dal mixture and whisk well. Keep aside.
  4. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick kadhai and add the cumin seeds and curry leaves.
  5. When the seeds crackle, add the rice-moong dal-curds mixture and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve immediately with onion-tomato kachumber.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy273 cal
Protein6.8 g
Carbohydrates45.5 g
Fiber3.2 g
Fat6.1 g
Cholesterol6 mg
Sodium18.3 mg


Dahiwali Moong Dal Khichdi
 on 13 Jun 20 02:20 PM

This recipe is so simple and so easy, but the taste is awesome.
Tarla Dalal
19 Jul 20 04:14 PM
   Zehara thanks for the feedback !!! keep reviewing recipes you loved.
Dahiwali Moong Dal Khichdi
 on 30 Apr 20 08:23 AM

Very tasty khichdi Tarla Ma''am.. Your recipes are very simple, nourishing and very very tasteful.. Thanks for giving your knowledge to us.. ??????
Tarla Dalal
01 May 20 01:15 AM
   Thank you for your kind words. Happy cooking.!
Dahiwali Moong Dal Khichdi
 on 27 Sep 19 06:12 PM

Tarla Dalal
28 Sep 19 01:49 PM
   Thanks for the feedback, Harshika.
Dahiwali Moong Dal Khichdi
 on 18 Aug 14 05:46 PM