Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Quick Moong - Avalakki Kichidi...

Quick Moong -Avalakki kichidi can be done quickly and is very simple, not much of spices used.
I have used Thick Avalakki/Aval/Poha/flatter or beaten rice, moong dal and some mild spices.

Kichidi does mean mixture. Rice, dal, spices cooked together becomes a whole meal. It is always healthy when you don't use much of oil and spice. Kichidi can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner or it can eaten as brunch on a lazy sunday. (Breakfast and Lunch combined).

Moong dal contain carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals. Moong dal is good for people who diet because consuming moong helps to stay full for a long time. It is also said it is one of the best legume for vegetarians because it provides needed minerals and vitamins to the body. 
Avalakki/poha/aval/ flattened rice also good for our body. It is good for people who wants to diet. There is no onion or garlic used in this dish. You can prepare prepare Moong -Avalakki Kichidi within a short time. 
Lets see the recipe Now :
Things Needed :
Moong dal : 1 Cup
Avalakki/Flattened Rice (Thick variety) : 2 Cups
Green Chilly : 2 
Ginger : 1 Teaspoon (an inch)
Pepper pods : 6 to 8
Jeera/Cumin Seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Ingh/Asafoetida : a pinch
Salt : Required Salt/
Ghee : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Curry leaves : 6 to 8
Coriander leaves : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Cashew Nuts : 2 to 3 Tablespoons (cut into small pieces)
Coconut : 2 Tablespoons .(Optional)

Method :
1. Wash and soak thick variety of flattened rice/Avalakki/Aval/Poha/Pova in 1/2 Cup of water. (For 10 minutes).
2. Wash and cook moong dal and keep it aside.
3. Wash and cut green chilly, curry leaves and coriander leaves.
4. Wash and remove the outer layer of ginger and grate it. Keep it asdie.
5. Crush pepper pods and keep it aside.
6. Keep a big pan on the fire. Put ghee and fry cashew nuts and take out cashews.
7. Add jeera and crushed pods. Add ingh/Asafoetida and curry leaves.
8. Add cut green chilly and fry for 10 seconds.
9. Add cooked moong dal, turmeric powder and salt. Add 2 glasses of water.
10. Let it mix well and boil for 2 to 3 minutes.
11. Add soaked Avalakki/flattened rice and mix it well. Cook for 5 minutes.
12. Stir in between so that it does not burnt at the bottom. Add a tablespoon of ghee. Mix it well.
13. Shift the cooked kichidi to a serving dish. Add cut coriander leaves.
14. Add grated coconut and fried cashew nuts.
15. Serve with papad, pickle and curd.

Note :
You can use raw rice/broken wheat instead of Avalakki. (Optional).
Use of onions and garlic is optional.
Use of more/less ghee is optional.
Use of cashew nuts and coconut is optional.
You can cook moong dal in a big pan instead of pressure cooking the dal. (Dal cooked in pressure cooker get smashed). (Optional).
Use of spices is also optional. You can use garam masala/cloves/cinnemon along with green chilly adds to the taste. But it is not that healthy.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 2 to 3.


  1. It is totally new to me Pohalo Khichdi. .love to try it soon

  2. Healthy & delicious khichdi.........