Green Moong Dal Khichdi Recipe (Rice and Mung Bean Porridge)

Updated on July 26, 2020
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Khichdi is a popular Indian dish consisting primarily of rice and lentils that has a porridge-like consistency and is salty in taste. Moong dal khichdi is prepared with mung beans. It is quick and easy, light on the stomach and requires very few ingredients to make.

It can be enjoyed by itself or served with lemon or mango pickle and dahi (curd).

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: About 3 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chilke wali moong dal (split mung beans)
  • 1/2 cup rice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2-3 tbsp desi ghee (clarified butter)
  • 2 tbsp bhuna jeera (roasted cumin seed powder)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper powder
  • 4 or more cups water

Instructions

  1. Soak the rice and moong dal separately in water for 15 minutes before preparation; then drain out the water.
  2. In a pressure cooker add the rice, dal and salt. Add 4 cups of water, close the cooker, keep the heat on medium and let it come to the whistle. At the whistle, reduce the heat to low and cook for 2-3 minutes. Put off the heat.
  3. Open the pressure cooker when the pressure eases. The khichdi should be cooked. If it is thick, add more water. Keep the heat on medium and bring it to the consistency you like.
  4. Make the tadka (tempering): In a pan, add the desi ghee and heat it until it melt. Take it off the heat and add the roasted cumin seed powder and black pepper powder. Pour the tadka in the khichdi, reserving a little for garnishing.
  5. Stir the khichdi, remove from heat and transfer to a serving bowl.
  6. Serve the khichdi with lemon or mango pickle and dahi (curd).

Green Moong Dal Khichdi Recipe

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    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      8 days ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Yes, the roasted cumin imparts a heavenly flavour to the khichdi. Thank you, Peggy.

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      Peggy Woods 

      10 days ago from Houston, Texas

      Your recipe is surely easy to prepare. With the cumin flavoring, I am sure it is delicious. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      11 days ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Thank you, Pamela.

    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      11 days ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Thank you, Devika.

    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      11 days ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      You are right, Bill. Eating habits change over time like everything else.

    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      11 days ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Mung beans are the most nutritious and among the healthiest lentils, Flourish. Thank you.

    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      11 days ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      We, too, as well, Manuela and the sweet dessert is called here made with rice, milk and sugar. Thank you.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      11 days ago from Sunny Florida

      I have never had anything quite like this dish but I would definitely like to try it in the future. Thanks for another great recipe, Rajan.

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      Devika Primić 

      11 days ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      This looks a delicious meal. Your photos give me description of the meal.

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      Bill Holland 

      11 days ago from Olympia, WA

      I grew up eating a lot of beans. Must have been something my parents ate a lot of during the Great Depression. Anyway, I hardly eat beans at all today. Times change, don't they, my friend?

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      FlourishAnyway 

      11 days ago from USA

      I had to look up what mung beans are because we don’t have them in my area that I know of. It looks like there are quite a few health benefits.

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      Manuela 

      11 days ago from Portugal

      I make sweet rice, a dessert that is very similar to this one.

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