How to Make Moong Dal Khichdi in a Pressure Cooker

Updated on July 25, 2018
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Moong Dal Khichdi - Rice and Mung Bean Porridge
Moong Dal Khichdi - Rice and Mung Bean Porridge

Dal khichdi (or khichdi as it is often called) is a dish made with rice and lentils. In this recipe, we use moong dal (ssplit and skinned green gram/mung bean). This dish is, therefore, called moong dal khichdi.

Moong dal khichdi is very light and easy to digest. That's why this dish is a good choice for those with a weak digestive systems, sick people, toddlers, and even babies who are over six months old (although you may need to adjust and thin the recipe appropriately).

Moong dal khichdi is a complete meal in itself and very wholesome. You can have it with yogurt/dahi, desi ghee, or just some pickles. Adding just a tablespoon of desi ghee improves the flavor. Mix it well and eat. Learn about the health benefits of mung beans/moong dal in my article.

Other dals like tuvar (arhar), whole moong dal, chana dal (split and skinned brown chick peas/bengal gram) can be used in addition to the rice to make khichdi.

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: 3 servings

Ingredients

  • For Boiling Dal
  • 1 liter water
  • 1/2 cup rice
  • 1/2 cup dhuli moong dal/split & skinned mung beans
  • 1 tsp/to taste salt
  • An estimate of the salt needed, is as many tsp of it as the total number of cups of rice and moong dal taken
  • For Tadka/Tempering The Khichdi
  • 3 tbsp desi ghee/clarified butter
  • 1/4 tsp bhuna jeera powder/roasted cumin seed powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper powder

Instructions

  1. Wash the moong dal and rice thoroughly under running water till the water runs clear.
  2. Put them in the pressure cooker. Keep heat on high on a medium burner and add water and salt. Close the cooker.
  3. At the second whistle, take it off the gas and allow the pressure to decrease.
  4. Open the cooker, and check the rice and dal. They should be soft now. Keep the cooker on low to medium heat. If the khichdi is thick, add some water until it's the consistency that you want.
  5. On another burner, prepare the tadka/tempering while the khichdi heats up. Keep a pan on full heat and add the desi ghee.
  6. When ghee is hot, add the roasted cumin seed powder and black pepper powder. Let fry for 15-20 seconds, and then pour the tadka in the khichdi.
  7. Mix well and cook for a minute or so till the khichdi is hot enough.
  8. Transfer the moong dal khichdi to a serving bowl, and serve hot with dahi/yogurt or top it up with some desi ghee and any pickles.
  9. Check out my recipe video below to see how moong dal khichdi has been prepared
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    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      5 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Certainly it can be cooked without a pressure cooker, Peggy. Always good to see you. Thank you.

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      Peggy Woods 

      5 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Like Linda Crampton wrote, I am also unfamiliar with this dish. I do not own a pressure cooker but imagine that it could also be made on the stove. It just might take a bit longer to cook. Thanks for your recipe.

    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      5 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Yes and a great comfort food as well. Thank you for reading.

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      Shaloo Walia 

      5 months ago from India

      Our humble yet delicious meal!!!

    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      5 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      You're welcome Linda. I hope you do try it. The recipe video will make the process absolutely clear. Thanks for the visit.

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      Linda Crampton 

      5 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This sounds like an interesting recipe. I haven't seen anything like it before. Thanks for sharing the information and the instructions.

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