July 22, 2011

Moong Dal Khichdi

My Dad is the official Khichdi maker at home & he makes the best Khichdi ever (Infact much better than my Mom)  He doesn't use many spices which is why its so simple & lovely & comforting. I actually make several versions of Khichdi  but nothing beats my Dad's Moong Dal ki Khichdi

There is nothing like digging into a hot bowl of kichdi on a monsoon evening. Serve it with some kadhi on the side & you'll be in heaven.

Moong Dal Khichdi

You Will Need:
  • 1 cup Rice - I used Sona Masuri
  • A little more than 1/2 a cup of Moong Dal
  • 2 onions - chopped
  • 3 medium sized tomatoes- chopped
  • A handful of beans - chopped
  • 1 potato - diced
  • 1 carrot - diced
  • 1 green bell pepper  diced
  • A handful of green peas - fresh/frozen
  • 1 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp grated ginger
  • A dash of Hing
  • A sprig of Curry Leaves
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • Green Chillies- slit
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 2 tsp oil
  • chopped coriander for garnish
  • Salt as per taste
How To:
  • Wash Rice & Dal & soak them for a while. Meanwhile Chop all the vegetables & set aside.
  • Heat Ghee in a pressure cooker, splutter cumin seeds. Add a dash if Hing, ginger, green chillies, curry leaves & saute for a few secs.
  • Add chopped onions & turmeric & saute till onions turn pink. Add all the vegetables one by one. Add Red chilli powder & some salt & mix well.
  • Add Rice, dal & water. Check for salt again. Pour 2 tsp oil & give it a good mix.
  • Close the lid & pressure cook on medium flame for 3-4 whistles.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander before serving

Serve HOT with a dollop of Desi Ghee, some Papad, Yogurt & Mango Pickle .. Enjoi !!!


jeyashrisuresh said...

simple and delicious one pot meal.I always admire guys who have passion towards cooking.

DEESHA said...

:) me too

aipi said...

Deliciousness in a bowl ~ kudos to your dad!
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Priya Sreeram said...

agree with jeyashri - the khichdi looks comforting and ready to grab !

Laavanya said...

That looks so tasty.

Nitha said...

Delicious one pot meal.. Loved it.

lata raja said...

Nothing can get as comforting as this! Lovely colour to the kichchidi.

Sia said...

just what I need right now :) simple yet delicious. compliments to ur dad and thanks for sharing his recipe.

Nithya said...

:) Even my dad cooks some dishes way better than my mom and used to like his simple style of cooking and also the proud look on his face when he is done :)

Delicious kichidi :)

Santosh Bangar said...

color of khichri is attractive delish khicri

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

That looks and sounds like a great khichdi :)

Suma Gandlur said...

Colorful and comforting!

notyet100 said...

New for me,looks delicious

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Delicious rice,neat presentation as always...

Indrani said...

Khichdi is the most simplest of all, but not many people can make it right...your dad's recipe sounds yumm...we, bengalis(incl. me) also make the same way, except curry leaves

Rekha shoban said...

yummy deesh!lovely click!!

Prathima Rao said...

We at home are big fans of ther humble & tasty kichdi!! And this version looks inviting...:) Nothing like a bowl of this simple, aromatic kichdi for a lazy dinner!!
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veena said...

looks yummy and is very nutritious

ANU said...

yummy and delicious.....

Akila said...

wow what a inviting kichdi.... simply love it.... photo is so superb...

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Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow this looks flavourful n tempting, simple one pot meal

Madhavi said...

Want to come @ your place for this khichdi..plz tell uncle k cooker bhar k khicdi banaye :)))

M D said...

That's a one pot meal and it looks delicious!

Swathi said...

You have a nice collection of recipes here! Kichdi is the ultimate comfort food especially if you don't have the time or patience to cook something elaborate ;)

expert contabil said...

Hmmm this recipe looks so delicious and nice and i think that fits perfect with my taste. Even it doesen`t like a very easy recipe i think i will try it. Thanks for sharing.

khushi said...

I always prefer the khichdi to be simple like this.....sometimes our stomach does need some rest :)
your collection is very interesting and the clicks are very nice....glad to follow you :)
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