My all time favourite – Moong Daal Khichdi

Khichdi must be the most easy to make quick fix for lunch or dinner. It is healthy and very tasty. It is a preparation made of rice and lentils. There are so many variants of Khichdi or Khichree, all of them yum yum! Let us see how to make this comfort food-


1 cup rice

1/2 cup moong daal (golden gram)

1 cup green peas

1/2 cup chopped carrots

1 cup diced potatoes

1/2 chopped tomato

5-6 french beans

1 large onion (chopped)

5-6 Curry leaves

1 tsp mustard seeds

1/2 tsp jeera (cumin seeds)

1 pinch of red chili powder

1 pinch of garam masala powder

1 pinch haldi (turmeric powder)

1 green chili (cut length-wise)

1 tsp oil

1 tsp ghee (optional)

Salt to taste

3 cup water

How to make-

First chop all the veggies and keep aside. Wash rice and moong dal together and keep aside.

Use a pressure cooker. Keep it on the gas. Put oil and let it heat for a min. Add mustard seeds in it and let it pop (I hate it when the seeds pop. Really scared of it still.) Then add cumin. Add curry leaves and green chili and stir. Then add chopped onions and stir till they are transparent. Once, the onions are transparent add tomatoes and stir lightly. Add all the veggies and stir. After stirring for a min. Add 3 cups water and let it boil.

Add a little chili powder, a little turmeric powder and a little garam masala. Add salt to taste (I put 1 1/2 tsp). Add a blob of ghee and put the lid on and place the whistle. Either let is whistle thrice or let it be on gas for 10 mins, whichever is happens first.

Ready! Hot hot Khichdi. Served best with vegetable raita or just curd.