Apr 15, 2016

Moong Dal Khichdi- Plain Dal Khichdi Recipe



Khichdi is my all time comforting food. It is not only easy to make, but it is so delicous to eat and it is high in protein as well. When i am not feeling that good, i simply make this dish. I have so many versions of it, will soon share different versions.



This one is great for kids or toddlers as well. My 2.5 year old loves it. You can add different dals in it, like toor dal, masoor dal as well. There is a recipe for masala khichdi which is my all time favourite. Will share it soon.


Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..


Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves: 3 to 4

Ingredients:

Rice - 1/2 cup
Yellow Moong Dal / Pasi Paruppu - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1 small chopped finely
Tomato - 1 medium size chopped finely
Green Chillies - 1 chopped finely
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tblspn
Oil - 1 tblspn
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Ghee for serving
Coriander leaves a handful finely chopped
Water - 3 to 4 cups

Method:

Wash and soak rice and moong dal for 15 mins.

Heat oil in a cooker, add in cumin seeds, asafoetida and let them sizzle.

Add in onions and green chillies and saute till golden.

Add in ginger garlic paste and mix well.

Add in turmeric and mix well.

Add in water, tomatoes, salt and mix well. Add in soaked drained rice and dal. Mix well.

Bring it to a boil. Now cover and pressure cook for 4 to 5 whistle. Simmer the flame and cook for 5 mins.

Now mix well.

Spoon it into a bowl, Drizzle top with ghee and coriander leaves and serve.

Pictorial:
take all your ingredients


wash and soak rice and dal for 15 mins


heat oil in a pressure cooker, add in cumin seeds


add in asafoetida


add onions and green chillies


saute for a min


add ginger garlic paste


saute for a min


add turmeric powder


mix well


add water


salt


tomatoes


add rice and dal


mix well and cook till done


now it is done


serve in a bowl with some ghee on top

4 comments:

  1. Adding Garlic, onions and tomato takes away the basic Pongal taste, flavor and culture

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  2. i am trying this tomorrow itself!

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  3. Can i gave this recipe for my 7mnth old baby I am bit confused of giving her this chilli karyam podi and all...

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    1. If u are making this for your lil one. Just skip the green chilli

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