Sunday, 2 July 2017

How to make Green Moong Dal Khichdi

Recipe of Green Moong Dal Khichdi

Green Moong dal/green mung lentil khichdi is a popular Indian comfort food which is healthy, nutritious and easy to make. It is light on stomach and easy to digest. Green Moong dal khichdi is prepared with green moong dal and rice and you can add your choice of vegetables in it spiced up with Indian spices and tadka.

Green moong dal khichdi, khichdi

Many variations can be given to this simple and classic khichdi. It is a one pot meal which can be served with chutney, pickle or yogurt. In India, we make it often when we want to have light meal for dinner.

Green moong dal khichdi, khichdi

For more Rice recipes, you can check out : Lemon RiceChane ki dal ke chawalKadhi ChawalRajma ChawalSpinach RicePeas PulavMoong Dal KhichdiYellow RiceBeetroot Rice,Vegetable PulavKali dal ke chawal

Green moong dal khichdi, khichdi

Lets start with the recipe :

Recipe Type : Lunch
Cuisine : Indian

Preparation Time   Cooking time Total Time Yield
15 minutes10 minutes25 minutes Serves 4 

Ingredients of green dal khichdi :
  • 1/2 cup green moong dal/green mung lentil
  • 1/2 cup rice
  • 2 finely chopped carrot
  • 2 finely chopped tomato
  • 1 chopped green chilly
  • 4 chopped garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • pinch of pepper
  • pinch of asafoetida/hing
  • 3.5 cups of water
  • Salt according to taste
  • 1 tablespoon clarified butter/ghee
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chilly for garnishing
Preparation of green dal khichdi :
  • Rinse, wash and drain green moong dal and rice together
  • Soak them in water for 10 minutes
  • Heat ghee/butter in a pressure cooker
  • Add cumin and asafoetida/hing in it
  • When it splutter, add garlic, green chilly and tomato in it
  • Saute until tomato is cooked and add chopped carrot
  • Add salt, pepper and turmeric in it
  • Cook it on medium flame and stir
  • Drain water from soaked green moong dal and rice
  • Add green moong dal/lentil and rice in it
  • Stir it for a minute and pour water in it
  • Close the lid and pressure cook it for 4 whistles
  • Check the consistency of khichdi, adjust the consistency according to taste
  • If it's too thick add water in it or if it's watery, cook on medium flame, cook for few more minutes 
  • Serve hot with yogurt or pickle
Green moong dal khichdi, khichdi


  1. That looks creamy and delicious! I love split peas.

  2. I really like Indian food - a lot of spices, so tasty :) BTW I will follow you, your recipes are great :)

  3. This looks so good! Do you think this would be good without the tomatoes? My fiance doesn't like them for some reason..

  4. Oh yes please. Such a dish is always hailed, it comes in various forms as well. Just the dish, which will do justice alongside some rice.

  5. Sounds great! I actually bought some moong dal on our holiday in England and never used much of it, this would be a nice way of using some of it.:)


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