Posted September 25th, 2007 by Lakshmi Pamidimukkala

Khichdi made with moong dal is very tasty and nutritious as well . I learnt this recipe from my mother in law. Usually served with Majjiga pulusu .


Moong Dal - 1 cup

Basmathi Rice - 2 cups

Water - 4 cups

Curry leaves - 1/2 bunch

Vegetables - 2 cups

Ginger garlic paste - 2 tbsp

Garam masala powder - 2 tbsp

Cloves - 5 nos

Cashew nuts - 2 tbsp

Raisins - 2 tbsp

Redchillies - 5 nos

Greenchillies - 3 nos

Onions - 2 nos

Turmeric - 1/2 tsp

Oil - 2 tbsp

Bay leaves - 2 nos

Cinnamon sticks - 2 nos

Salt - 3 tbsp


Cut vegetables and slice onions and green chillies length wise. Wash and soak rice for about half an hour before cooking .

Heat oil in a pan and add bay leaves , cloves , cinnamon sticks and ginger garlic paste and fry till they turn red .Then add onions and green chillies and red chillies and fry till golden brown .

Add moong dal and fry for 5 minutes . Then add vegetables and fry for 5 minutes. Then add rice and also add salt, garam masala , turmeric , cashews and raisins , curry leaves and mix well and fry for 5 minutes.
Add water and cook in a rice cooker for about 40 min. Once cooked , serve with majjiga pulusu .

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