Yellow Moong Dal Khichu

Yellow Moong Dal Khichu

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Khichu fans claim it to be the tastiest snack in the world! Indeed, piping hot khichu, with its doughy consistency and soothing taste, is sure to warm your soul and remind you of home.

While khichu is usually made with grain-based flours like rice flour or jowar flour, here we present an interesting variant made with moong dal.

The Yellow Moong Dal Khichu has a pleasant colour and satiating flavour. It tastes awesome with a splash of Koro Sambhar and a drizzle of oil!

Make sure you serve this khichu really hot, immediately after preparation as khichu tend to thicken and lose their characteristic consistency as they cool down.

Try other khichu variants like Whole Rice Khichu and Jowar Khichu .

Yellow Moong Dal Khichu recipe - How to make Yellow Moong Dal Khichu

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     3Makes 3 servings
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1/2 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram) , soaked for 1 hour and drained
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
a pinch of baking soda
salt to taste

For Serving
oil for drizzling
koro sambhar for sprinkling

  1. Combine the moong dal and ¼ cup of water in a mixer and blend it till smooth paste.
  2. Heat 1¼ cup of water in a deep non-stick pan, add green chillies, cumin seeds, asafoetida, soda bi-carb and salt mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the prepared moong dal paste, mix well using a rolling pin and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes or till it leaves the sides of the pan.
  4. Serve immediately with oil and koro sambhar.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy88 cal
Protein6.2 g
Carbohydrates15.2 g
Fiber2.1 g
Fat0.3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium6.9 mg
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Yellow Moong Dal Khichu
 on 03 Sep 20 11:17 PM

Is it useful in diabetes & weight lose?
Tarla Dalal
04 Sep 20 11:30 AM
   Yes. Go ahead and have it. Fiber, potassium and magnesium from yellow moong dal will work together to regulate blood pressure and soothe the nerves and is diabetic friendly.
Yellow Moong Dal Khichu
 on 17 Jan 20 08:25 AM

Yellow Moong Dal Khichu
 on 14 Apr 18 10:22 AM

Didn’t turn out very good. Doesn’t taste as good as rice khichu. Was liquidy and stayed like that in spite of stirring for half an hour.
Tarla Dalal
14 Apr 18 03:09 PM
   Hello Shreya, The taste will definitely differ because, we are using yellow moong dal. I hope you have soaked moong dal with the given amount of water (i.e 1/4cup). This step is crucial as the consistency will vary if you add more water.
Yellow Moong Dal Khichu
 on 14 Dec 16 09:59 AM

I had tried the bajra khichu and rice khichu after following your recipes and moong dal khichu tastes equally delicious and easy to make too. Reminds me of home when I am far away studying from home.
Tarla Dalal
14 Apr 18 03:12 PM
   Hi Ushma, Thank you for your kind words and genuine feedbacks. We are really happy to know you liked our recipes.