Monday, November 26, 2007

Moong Daal Kichdi

Moong Daal Kichidi is a a healthy dish. It is a complete meal and we can prepare this with rice, wheat, rava, Avalakki/Poha/ Flattened rice. We can have Moong Daal Kichdi for breakfast or lunch or dinner.
Lets see some benefits of using Moong Daal in our diet. 
Moong Daal has loads of nutrients and minerals.They are packed with proteins and it is very low in carbohydrates. They are very easy to digest and have high in proteins. It helps to maintain the blood pressure and lower the cholesterol. It contain good source of Iron.
This Moong Daal Kichidi do not contain any onion or garlic.
It is mild spicy and good for all age group. You can have them any time of the day and enjoy your meal.


Raw Rice: 1 cup
Moong Dal: 1/2 cup
Grren chilli : 2
Black Pepper seeds: 1/4 teaspoon.
Cummin seeds: 1/2 Tea spoon
Ghee : 2 Table Spoon.
Curry Leaves: 6 to 8
Coriander leaves: 4 to 5 Sticks.
Asafoetida/ Ingh : a little
Salt to taste.
Ginger: a small piece.
Turmeric powder: a pinch


1. Wash and cook rice and dal in a pressure cooker and leave it for cooling.
2. Wash and grate ginger, cut green chilly and coriander leaves.
3. Grate coconut and keep it aside. Crush pepper pods.
4. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add a spoon of ghee and add jeera and crushed pepper pods.
5. Add cut green chilly and curry leaves. Fry for 5 seconds. Add ingh.
6. Now add cooked rice, moong dal and grated ginger. Add required water and mix it well.
7. Add turmeric powder, required salt. Let it cook for 5 minutes. Stir in between.

8. Shift the ready kichidi to a serving dish and add cut coriander leaves.
9. Add remaining ghee and serve kichidi with papad and pickle.

Note :

Adding onions and garlic is optional. You can add little more ghee. It adds to the taste. Adding more/less chilly is optional.
Add consistency of kichidi should be bit liquid.  You can add some vegetables and prepare vegetable kichidi. Vegetables like beans, carrots, bottle gourd can be added.
Time : 30 minutes.
Serves :  3 to  4.


  1. Thanks for the recipe :-). It was a perfect kichdi/pongal enjoyed after missing home food for a long time.

  2. Hello Praveen,
    Thanks for trying out Moong Daal kichidi.
    Try some of the other recipes too,
    and let me how it had come out....