green moong dal khichdi recipe | hari moong dal khichdi recipe

green moong dal khichdi recipe

Khichdi is one of the best comfort foods of the Indian cuisine and the variety is baffling to say the least. It can be spicy, plain and simple, with or without vegetables; all the khichdi recipes taste equally delicious. The green moong dal khichdi recipe (हरी मूंग दाल की खिचड़ी) is healthy and quick to make. I have made this green moong dal khichdi with aged basmati rice, which is why each grain is separate and the khichdi turns out very fragrant. This is a Sindhi style green moong dal khichdi recipe that I have grown up relishing very often.

You can give plain white rice a break and serve the green moong dal khichdi instead. It goes exceptionally well with vegetable curries. The aroma of ghee and whole spices make it an irresistible choice for enjoying the side dishes with. For whole spices, the recipe calls for only black peppercorns and green cardamom, which is why it has such a rich flavour yet no spiciness to it. You can adjust the amount of green cardamom and peppercorns to your liking; however, the quantity given is this recipe is ideal for most people.

I have previosly shared the recipe of spicy Maharashtrian khichdi, you can check it out here. Another khichdi recipe made with fresh coconut and whole green mung beans is a complete meal in itself; you can check it out here. Now let’s take a look at the green moong dal khichdi recipe with step by step photos.

How to Make Moong Dal Khichdi Recipe

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green moong dal khichdi recipe | hari moong dal khichdi
 
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green moong dal khichdi recipe is a healthy and tasty rice and lentil dish that has flavours of ghee/clarified butter and green cardamoms. made with basmati rice, green moong dal khich pairs perfectly with vegetable curries of all kinds.
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • Basmati rice - 1 cup, soaked along with the dal for 30 mins & drained
  • Split green moong dal/Chilkewali hari moong dal - ¼ cup
  • Ghee - 1 & ½ tbsp
  • Black peppercorns - 6
  • Green cardamoms - 4
  • Cumin seeds - ½ tbsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp, finely chopped
  • Hot water - 3 cups or as needed depending on the rice
Instructions
  1. Heat ghee is a pan or a skillet. Toss in the cumin seeds, green cardamoms, and black peppercorns and saute for a few seconds.
  2. Add in the drained rice and dal. Saute for a minute. Mix carefully so the rice grains won't break.
  3. Add hot water and salt. Bring it to a boil.
  4. Continue to cook on medium-high heat until the rice is 80% cooked and you can see holes beginning to develop on the top.
  5. Turn the heat to low and cover the pan/skillet. Let the khichdi cook in the remaining water for the next 8-10 minutes.
  6. Switch off the heat and let the khichdi stand for 10 minutes.
  7. Then take the lid off and add chopped coriander leaves and gently fluff the rice with the back of the spoon.
  8. Green moong dal khichdi recipe is ready. Serve hot with your favorite vegetable curry. Enjoy!

 

Green Moong Dal Khichdi Recipe with Step by Step Pictures Below


Step 1

Gather the ingredients for the green moong dal khichdi recipe. Soak together 1 cup basmati rice and 1/4 cup split green moong lentil (chilke wali moong dal) for 30 minutes.

green moong dal khichdi recipe ingredients


Step 2

Heat 1 & 1/2 tbsp ghee is a pan or a skillet. Toss in 1/2 tbsp cumin seeds, 4 green cardamoms, and 6 black peppercorns and saute for a few seconds.

tempering for the green moong dal khichdi


Step 3

Add in the drained rice and dal.

hari moong dal ki khichdi


Step 4

Saute the rice and dal with the spices for a minute. Mix carefully so the rice grains won’t break.

making khichdi with basmati rice and split green moong dal


Step 5

Add 3 cups of hot water and salt. Bring it to a boil. Adjust the quantity of water depending on the rice that you are using. Some varieties of rice absorb more water while others don’t.

moong dal khichdi banane ki vidhi


Step 6

Continue to cook on medium-high heat until the rice is 80% cooked and you can see holes beginning to develop on the top.

हरी मूंग दाल की खिचड़ी बनाने का तरीका


Step 7

cooking simple moong dal khichdi


Step 8

Switch off the heat and let the khichdi stand for 10 minutes. Then take the lid off and add 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves.

हरी मूंग दाल की खिचड़ी बनाने की विधि


Step 9

Gently fluff the rice with the back of the spoon.

making simple moong dal khichdi


Step 10

Green moong dal khichdi recipe is ready. Serve hot with your favorite curry. Enjoy!

green moong dal khichdi recipe is ready

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16 Comments

  • Reply
    Drashti J
    February 22, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    i hv never heard of elaichi in khichdi.. but it sounds interesting.. will try it n let you know..

  • Reply
    hemlata fadnavis
    February 22, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    healthy n light.. i will make it with aloo gobi curry ..how do you think it will the combo taste?

  • Reply
    Smitha Nayar
    February 23, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    nice presentation..khichdi looks tempting.. that plate looks rustic and beautiful

    • Reply
      Monica
      March 1, 2018 at 6:24 pm

      Thank you Smitha for your kind words. That’s my favorite plate too. 🙂

  • Reply
    Apeksha
    March 8, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    I made this khichdi and it is simple n delicious and very aromatic.my family enjoyed it with gobi curry, thanks

    • Reply
      Monica
      March 9, 2018 at 2:48 pm

      Thank you Apeksha for taking time and sharing your feedback. I am really happy your family loved the khichdi. I like it with gobi curry too. That’s the best combo ever.

  • Reply
    varsha panickar
    March 20, 2018 at 4:18 am

    beautiful click.. tempting khichdi

    • Reply
      Monica
      March 20, 2018 at 9:14 pm

      Thanks Varsha

  • Reply
    srividya
    April 6, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    nice presentation n different rcp.

  • Reply
    brijesh
    May 6, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    new way to prepare khichdi.. looks unique n lovely to me

    • Reply
      Monica
      May 9, 2018 at 6:42 pm

      Thank you. Do try it.

  • Reply
    jaggi
    May 6, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    i tried this khichdi dear n i loved loved loved it. never knew moong could taste so good..jaadu hai aaoke haathon main. m a student living abroad and such easy recipes come really handy. thanks 🙂

    • Reply
      Monica
      May 9, 2018 at 6:36 pm

      Thank you. I am glad I could help. 🙂

  • Reply
    amisha jha
    May 10, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    i have always known green moong dal khichdi that is thin and watery. this one is very different and looks tempting.

    • Reply
      Monica
      May 12, 2018 at 3:38 am

      Thanks Amisha. Do try it.

  • Reply
    Sughanda abrol
    August 5, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    I made this khichdi today and it was so fragrant and rich.. so much better than the main stream.khichdi.. please share Dal khichda recipe also..thanks so much

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