Moong Dal Vegetable Khichdi Recipe

Posted on May 25th, 2011

Khichdi is one simple dish that has a blend of spices, dal and vegetables.  This perfect single pot meal is ideal for lazy weekends ;)

Moong Dal Khichdi Recipe

Moong Dal Khichdi Recipe


Rice: 1 cup
Moong dal: 1/2 cup
Whole Black pepper: 1 tsp
Cumin seeds: 1 tsp
Hing: a pinch
Curry leaves: few
Ghee: 5-6 tsps [NOTE: its tsps and not tbsps ;) ]
Salt: to taste
Green chillies: 2-3 (Slit lengthwise)
Cashews: 5-10 pieces (purely optional!)
Carrots: 1/4 cup (chopped medium size)
Beans: 1/4 cup (Chopped)
Peas: Handful
Water: 4 cups

Note: You can use any vegetable like carrots, beans, cauliflower, peas etc. If you increase the quantity of vegetables, then increase the amount of water proportionately. If you like to taste mushy khichdi add 1 more cup of water.

Khichidi Recipe

Khichidi Recipe

Preparation Method:

  • Wash and clean rice & dal.
  • Drain water and leave them aside.
  • Meanwhile clean veggies and chop them.
  • Heat ghee and fry cashews, cumin seeds, black peppers, green chillies, hing and curry leaves.
  • Toss in veggies and saut√© them.
  • Mix rice & dal and fry for 2-3 minutes or till raw aroma of dal vanishes.
  • Add 4 cups of boiling water and salt and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  • Once done add some ghee and mix well (weight watchers forget this!)
  • Serve hot with carrot raita and chips :)

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5 Responses to “Moong Dal Vegetable Khichdi Recipe”

  1. sgururajan Says:



  2. chan Says:

    Between 6and 7 add hot ghee or oil Mix well and then follow 7,8&9.
    I may like it that way!
    Splendid Recipe. Cheers!


  3. shehnaz Says:

    these recipies are very fantastic


  4. saranya Says:


    thats a new recipe for me. an alternate for venpongal. nice.

    what is that hing?


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