Spicy Green Moong Dal Khichdi

Spicy Green Moong Dal Khichdi

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Sometimes we yearn for the soothing comfort of homemade khichdi, but also feel like having something spicier. When in two minds, go for the Spicy Green Moong Dal Khichdi. Made of rice and wholesome green moong dal, this flavourful moong dal and rice khichdi gets its punch from sautéed onion and garlic, along with a traditional tempering of spices and spice powders.

Moong dal khichdi is a easy and quick dish to make, even an amateur cook cannot go wrong with it. This recipe is a variation to the normal moong khichdi which is flavourful and spicy. I bet, if you aren’t a khichdi fan after trying this recipe you will definitely be one. The procedure to make hari moong dal khichdi is combine the rice and green moong dal in enough hot water and soak for 2 hours and drain. Combine the rice and green moong dal, salt and 3 cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside. Heat the oil in a deep kadhai and add the mustard seeds, urad dal and asafoetida. When the mustard seeds crackle, add the garlic and onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander-cumin seeds powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 1 minute. Add the cooked rice-moong dal mixture, coriander, a little salt and ½ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

If preparing in winter and you feel like adding more warmth and flavours in the spicy moong dal khichdi then toss in some whole spices like cinnamon, bay leaf, cloves and cardamom in the tempering. Other veggies like peas, carrots, tomatoes can also be added to make nutritious spicy moong dal khichdi. I make this khichdi for my family when I have a long and tiring day as it is a comfort food and also is tummy filling.

Think comfort food, and khichdi is the first option that comes to mind. Easy to make, a one pot dish dinner, and a one-dish meal , the green moong dal khichdi is the epitome of convenience. Breakfast, brunch, supper or dinner, if you want a simple meal in a hurry, look no further than the humble hari moong dal khichdi.

moong dal and rice khichdi is an anytime, anywhere dish. When you are in a good mood and want to make something that reminds you of mom’s cooking. When you are depressed and need a pick-me-up. When you are in a hurry but want to eat something nourishing. When you have abused your stomach at a party and want to comfort it the next day, see our comfort food khichdi collection. When you are an amateur but want to make something that will warm your loved ones’ hearts

Serve green moong dal khichdi | moong dal and rice khichdi | hari moong dal khichdi | immediately with Kadhi. Drizzling with a spoonful of ghee and mixing it well elevates the flavour of spicy moong dal khichdi fourfold.

Spicy Green Moong Dal Khichdi recipe - How to make Spicy Green Moong Dal Khichdi

Soaking Time:  2 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients


For Spicy Green Moong Dal Khichdi
1/2 cup rice (chawal)
1/2 cup green moong dal (split green gram)
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1 tsp urad dal (split black lentils)
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp coriander-cumin seeds (dhania-jeera) powder
salt to taste
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

For Serving With Spicy Green Moong Dal Khichdi
kadhi

Method
For spicy green moong dal khichdi

    For spicy green moong dal khichdi
  1. Combine the rice and green moong dal in enough hot water and soak for 2 hours and drain.
  2. Combine the rice and green moong dal salt and 3 cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep kadhai and add the mustard seeds, urad dal and asafoetida.
  5. When the mustard seeds crackle, add the garlic and onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander-cumin seeds powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 1 minute.
  7. Add the cooked rice-moong dal mixture, coriander, a little salt and 1½ cups of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  8. Serve the spicy moong dal khichdi immediately with kadhi.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy209 cal
Protein8.4 g
Carbohydrates34.3 g
Fiber3.3 g
Fat4.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium10.2 mg
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What is Khichadi?

  1. What is Khichdi?   Think comfort food, and khichdi is the first option that comes to mind. Easy to make, a one pot dish dinner, and a one dish meal, the khichdi is the epitome of convenience. Breakfast, brunch, supper or dinner, if you want a simple meal in a hurry, look no further than the humble khichdi.    Khichdi is usually made with a combination of grains and dals, cooked till soft and mushy, just a little thicker than porridge. This makes it comforting to the palate and easy to digest too. Most commonly, khichdi is made of rice and moong dal. This Dal Khichdi is perhaps the homeliest meal that one can think of, the only food you can think of having after a bout of fever or a depressing day! 
  2. Khichdi can also be made with broken wheat, sooji, millets, barley, oats, and so on. Try the Fada ni KhichdiOats KhichdiBuckwheat Khichdi or Barley Khichdi.    The simplest khichdi is flavoured with turmeric and jeera tempered in ghee. However, more spices and veggies too can be added to make more elaborate khichdis like the Handi Khichdi. By adding more vegetables, you can make the khichdi more balanced and just right to have as a complete breakfast on any day. Have a go at the Tarkari KhichdiBajra Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi, and Vegetable Bulgur Wheat Khichdi
  3. You can unleash your creativity and make khichdis with mind-boggling combinations of ingredients. You can even bring in international veggies, as in the Zucchini Bajra Khichdi, which brings zucchini and colourful bell pepper into the equation. Khichdis can be made quickly and conveniently in the microwave too, as in the Sprouted Moong Khichdi.   
  4. Khichdi is one Indian dish that surpasses all regional barriers. It is consumed all over the country, and by Indians all over the world. However, every region has its favourites and special signature khichdis. Have a go at the special Makai ni Khichdi from Gujarat, the Gehun ki Bikaneri Khichdi from Rajasthan and the Bengali Style Brown Rice Khichdi
  5. Khichdi is an anytime, anywhere dish. When you are in a good mood and want to make something that reminds you of mom’s cooking. When you are depressed and need a pick-me-up. When you are in a hurry but want to eat something nourishing. When you have abused your stomach at a party and want to comfort it the next day. When you are an amateur but want to make something that will warm your loved ones’ hearts. There is a khichdi for every occasion... pick what you want from our constantly growing vibrant collection. See our collection of khichdi recipes

Other khichdi recipes

  1. Khichdi is a staple food in our country. Generally, it is made with a combination of rice and lentils. You can substitute/mix and match to form a myriad of khichdi recipes using various dals, grains, pulses, etc. The health quotient can be improved with the addition of vegetables and use of healthy grains like jowar, bajra, wheat, etc. Khichdi is commonly known as a sick man’s food because of it’s simple yet strength-giving effect. Lehsun ki chutney, freshly chopped onions, papad, pickles, curd, and kadhi are some popular accompaniments served with a khichdi. Like green moong dal khichdi recipe | moong dal and rice khichdi | hari moong dal khichdi | below are some other masala khichdi recipes :

Preparation for spicy green moong dal khichdi

  1. Measure the green moong dal and rice. Pick and clean for any stone or debris. You can use any other variety of rice like sona masuri, surti kolam, ponni. I personally love making green moong dal khichdi | moong dal and rice khichdi | hari moong dal khichdi | with millets, oats, dalia or brown rice.
  2. Put the rice in a deep bowl.
  3. Add the green moong dal.
  4. submerge them in enough water.
  5. Cover with a lid and soak for 2 hours. This softens the grain and fastens the cooking process.
  6. Drain using a strainer.

How to make spicy green moong dal khichdi

  1. After 2 hours, drain the soaked rice and dal & transfer to the pressure cooker. You can even make use of yellow moong dal to make the spicy moong dal khichdi.
  2. Add salt.
  3. 3 cups of water in the pressure cooker.
  4. Mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Gently mix the moong dal khichdi and keep aside.
  5. To temper moong dal khichdi, heat the oil in a deep kadhai. Ghee can be used to enhance the taste of khichdi.
  6. Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds.
  7. Add urad dal.
  8. Add asafoetida. If preparing in winter and you feel like adding more warmth and flavours in the spicy moong dal khichdi then toss in some whole spices like cinnamon, bay leaf, cloves and cardamom in the tempering.
  9. When the seeds crackle, add garlic.
  10. Add onions. Other veggies like peas, carrots, tomatoes can also be added to make nutritious spicy moong dal khichdi.
  11. Mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes or until the onions are soft.
  12. Add chili powder. The quantity can be adjusted as per your liking.
  13. Add turmeric powder.
  14. Add coriander-cumin seeds powder. Check out this recipe and learn How To Make Coriander Cumin Seeds Powder.
  15. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 1 minute.
  16. Add the cooked rice-moong dal mixture.
  17. Add coriander.
  18. Add a little salt and 1½ cups of water. Depending upon when you temper after cooking the khichdi, you may require more or less water to adjust till the right consistency.
  19. Mix green moong dal khichdi | moong dal and rice khichdi | hari moong dal khichdi | well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  20. Serve green moong dal khichdi | moong dal and rice khichdi | hari moong dal khichdi | immediately with kadhi. Drizzling with a spoonful of ghee and mixing it well elevates the flavour of spicy moong dal khichdi fourfold.
  21. Jowar and Moong Dal Khichdi, Bajra Khichdi with Green Moong Dal, Barley and Moong Dal Khichdi are some other combinations of moong dal khichdi.

Reviews

Spicy Green Moong Dal Khichdi
 on 08 Aug 19 04:14 PM
5

amazing & very delicious maam
Spicy Green Moong Dal Khichdi
 on 27 May 19 02:07 PM
5

Easy to follow recipe. The khichdi turned out great! Thanks!
Spicy Green Moong Dal Khichdi
 on 03 Aug 18 08:30 AM
5

Just tried it it was really awesome with Kadhi.I did not soak the rice and green gram for 2 hrs as stated in the recipe, I just dry roasted and cooked the green gram soaked with hot water for 5 mins and it turned out really good.Thank you for the receipe.
Tarla Dalal
03 Aug 18 08:43 AM
   Happy to know you liked the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy cooking !!
Spicy Green Moong Dal Khichdi
 on 10 Mar 18 01:54 PM
5

just tried.. turn out awesome... my loved it.. thanks
Tarla Dalal
12 Mar 18 08:33 AM
   Hi, Thank you for your kind words...do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them...happy cooking !!
Spicy Green Moong Dal Khichdi
 on 08 Feb 18 01:53 PM
5

It was really GD &tasty
Tarla Dalal
08 Feb 18 01:58 PM
   Hi, Thank you for your kind words...do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them...happy cooking !!
Spicy Green Moong Dal Khichdi
 on 15 Jul 16 08:44 AM
5

One of my favourite khichdi recipe which is loved by me is this khichdi recipe, the garlic used gives an amazing taste. Must try recipe