This is my style of preparing moong dal khichdi and I love it very much. This is a very easy recipe which can be done in a matter of 15-20 minutes along with the quick side dish. It can be packed for lunch also. Today we will learn how to make Moong dal khichdi and a quick side dish for it using potatoes. I am sure you will love this combination.
Moong Dal KhichdiPrep time - under 15 min
Cook time - under 20 min
Serves - 2
Rice - 1 cup ( you can use raw rice or basmati rice )
Moong dal - 1/4 cup (split yellow variety) (Moong dal- Pasi paruppu in tamil)Ginger-garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Onion - 1 medium size
Oil - 2 tbsp
Green chilli - 1
Coriander leaves - handful
Mint leaves - handful
For the seasoning
Cloves - 2
Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
Dry roast moong dal until it is slightly hot to touch. (do not brown it).
Soak rice + dal for 20 minutes. Drain the water completely and keep it aside.
Grind tomato, green chilli, coriander and mint leaves to a fine paste. Keep it aside.
Heat oil, add the ingredients mentioned under seasoning. Add chopped onions and saute till onions turn transparent.
Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a few more minutes.
Then add the grounded paste and cook for a few minutes. Add the drained rice, 2 cups of boiling water, salt required and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
After the pressure subsides, open it and fluff it with a fork. Serve piping hot with raita or tomato chutney or potato chips or the potato side dish given below.
Quick potato gravy
Potato - 3 (medium size)
Onion - 2
Tomato - 2
Green chilli - 1
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Garlic - 2 cloves
Kitchen king masala -1 tsp
Chilli powder -1/2 tsp or as requiredOil - 2 tbsp
For the seasoningCumin/jeera seeds - 1 tsp
Pressure cook potatoes, peel the skin, cut it into cubes and keep it aside.
Grind onion, tomato, green chilli, ginger, garlic to a fine paste. (grind raw)
Heat 2 tbsp of oil, add jeera seeds, when it splutters, add the grounded paste, chilli powder, salt needed, kitchen king masala and let it cook for some time till the raw smell goes.
Then add the cubed potatoes,little water and cook on low flames for a further 3-4 minutes.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with moong dal khichdi.
Note - The rice/Moong dal khichdi should not be mushy.
Lunch Menu #3Easy, Quick and Comforting
Moong dal Khichdi
Quick Potato gravy
Breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas with Moong dal
Moong Dal Dosa
Moong Dal rice (Arisi Paruppu sadam)
Quick sambar for Idli
Hope you enjoyed this post. I will meet you soon with more interesting tips and recipes.