Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Moong Dal Khichdi Recipe-Moong Dal Recipe

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 Khichdi RecipeMoong Dal KhichdiPrep time - under 15 min
Cook time - under 20 min
Serves - 2


Ingredients needed

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

Grind raw

Tomato -1
Green chilli - 1
Coriander leaves - handful
Mint leaves - handful

For the seasoning

Cloves - 2
Cinnamon - 1 inch piece

Preparation

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.

Moong Dal KhichdiMethod

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


Ingredients needed

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 required
Oil - 2 tbsp
Salt required

For the seasoningCumin/jeera seeds - 1 tsp

Preparation

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)

Method

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

Curd rice

Breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas with Moong dal

Moong Dal Dosa

Moong Dal rice (Arisi Paruppu sadam)

Quick sambar for Idli

Ven Pongal

Hope you enjoyed this post. I will meet you soon with more interesting tips and recipes.

23 comments:

  1. yummy rice....lovely presentation

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thats such a healthy and delicious side dish!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Lovely khichdi...I love khichdi, this recipe is really quick, thanks for sharing it :-)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Yummy recipes...
    mumbaiflowerplaza.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. Superb Padhu, and thanks for sharing all those tips..

    ReplyDelete
  6. This looks absolutely yummy..I should try this soon...Bookmarking this one..

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

    ReplyDelete
  7. Beautiful presentation,yummy kichadi

    ReplyDelete
  8. I couldn'tt help but smile when I saw this dish. I have started preparing this almost daily for my infant son and initially I had no idea how to make it. I loved your recipe and presentation is awesome
    Thanks a lot for stopping by my space. See u again.

    -manju

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thanks Padhu for your comment on my blog.:).And super yummy kichadi. What you have here is a cooking encyclopedia. :). Will visit here more often.

    ReplyDelete
  10. lovely khichidi... love the presentation...

    ReplyDelete
  11. Loved your style of making the khichdi with mooong dal Padma! I'm quite a fan of your blog and recipes. Want to pass on the Versatile Blogger award to you dear.It is waiting for you at my blog...do pick it up!
    http://foodiliciousnan.wordpress.com/2012/03/02/im-a-versatile-blogger/#comments

    ReplyDelete
  12. Yummy khichdi and an interesting recipe almost pulav like. Love it.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I hv almost same recipe of this khichri :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Luvly..its delicious...I liked it...

    ReplyDelete
  15. Yummy colourful, mouth watering khichdi. Thank u

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for dropping by my blog.Hope you enjoyed reading the recipes.Your feedback and comments are appreciated. Comments with links to external sites will be deleted.