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.
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 ground 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.
Side dish for moong dal khichdi-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 required
For the seasoning
Oil - 2 tbsp
Cumin/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 ground paste, chilli powder, salt needed, kitchen king masala and let it cook for some time until the raw smell goes.
Then add the cubed potatoes, needed 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 #3 Easy, Quick and Comforting
Moong dal Khichdi
Quick Potato gravy
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Quick sambar for Idli
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