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Khichdi Recipe, How to make Moong-Masoor Dal Khichdi | Dal Khichdi

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Moong-Masoor Dal Khichdi step by step photos recipe - This is one pot meal and perfect comforting food made with moong-masoor (red-yellow)lentils and rice. It is wholesome, nutritious, easy to digest and very light on the tummy.

This is good for all days if you feel sick or ill, doctors will recommend you to eat light, less oily, spicy food means to eat khichdi to recovering from illness. Khichdi is an South Asian preparation made from rice and lentils. It is also pronounce as khichri

This is our family favorite dish, My naughty niece Aroha and my younger sister loves khichdi very much, they can eat whole day :P :D they can survive with khichdi as their full day meal.  

Dal khichdi recipe is the contribution of our Foodie Monday blog hop and this week topic is "Dal/Lentils", Dal's are very commonly used in the Indian cuisine. As dals we have to prepared on our daily basis. There are good healthy benefits of dals in general is that they are very rich in proteins.

So I have taken moong and masoor dal to make this khichdi so I'll share you some health benefits of these two -

Moong dal is a dieter friendly dal. This type of dal has minimal calorie and is a rich source of iron and potassium.
Masoor dal is improves the blood circulation in the body.

This is very simple dal khichdi made with lentils, rice with few spices, no veggies and no ginger-garlic in it, Sometimes a simple dish is all it takes, to make me feel warm and cozy. 

Its like that secure feeling you get while lying down on mom's lap :) It's like home. This simple dish of lentils for me is all that and more. A total comfort food. So when your stomach is upset then it is best to have khichdi and it can also be served to small babies, since it is easy to digest.

You can serve khichdi with curd or an accompanying with simple roti. I also like to drizzle some lemon juice on the's really scrumptious !!

Homemade Curd

Time for Preparation : 5 minutes
Time for cooking : 10 minutes
Serves  4 People

Ingredients :

Moong Dal (green gram) - 1 cup
Masoor Dal (red lentils) - 1 cup
Rice (small grain preferred or any ) - 1 cup (Proportion of dal and rice = 2:1)
Cumin seeds / Jeera - 1 tsp
Desi ghee (preferred) or Oil - 1 to 2 tbsp

Seasoning :

Salt to taste
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

Chopped Fresh Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp for khichdi
Water - 4 to 4.5 cups

Preparation Method :

1. Mix both dals and rice. Now rinse and wash lentils and rice together. Soak both of them for 15 minutes in water, then drain and keep aside.

2. Heat 2 tbsp of desi ghee or oil in pressure cooker, add cumin seeds/jeera.

3. Now add the drained rice and lentils to the pressure cooker. Stir for a minute.

4. Add 4 to 4.5 cups of water.

5. Add spices red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt to taste. Stir well.

6. Close the lid tightly and pressure cook the moong-masoor dal khichdi on a high flame for 2 whistles.

7. Once the khichdi are cooked, give them a stir and adjust the amount of water as per your liking, if you want thick first add less water or give a 1 or 2 boil to khichdi on high flame, it become thick. Now check your seasoning, add garam masala and fresh chopped coriander leaves. 

8. Serve the hot khichdi with roti or paratha's with pickles and fresh veggies salad as a side dish and good accompanying with curd or lemon juice.

This recipe is contributed to

if you are looking for more dal recipes then do check 
dal fry 
punjabi dal makhani 
dal amritsari 
tangy sambar (toor) dal recipe and many more curries and lentils.

Happy Cooking & Enjoy !!