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How to Cook Delicious Khichdi

  • Khichdi Recipe

    Simple whole moong (whole green gram) rice khichdi is a light and healthy food made by cooking rice and sabut moong in a pressure cooker. If you want to eat something light but healthy in your lunch or dinner, then moong khichdi is best for you. It is an healthy, tasty and easy digestive food. In fact, a healthy khichdi prepared from rice, moong and ghee is so easy to chew that it is recommended for older people, infants as well as the patient, and oftenly served with curd.

    • Preparation Time :
    • 10 Minutes
    • Cooking Time :
    • 25 Minutes
    • Meal Type :
    • Vegetarian


khichdi Ingredients

Ingredients of khichdi

Rice1 CupGreen Gram (Sabut Moong)1/4 Cup
Salt1/4 Teaspoon or As Per TasteBlack Salt1/4 Teaspoon or As Per 
Chaat Masala1/2 TeaspoonTasteCumin Powder1/4 Teaspoon
Garam Masala1/2 TeaspoonRed Chilli Powder1/4 Teaspoon
Saunth PowderA PinchAsafoetida (Hing)A Pinch
Turmeric PowderA PinchCarom SeedsA Pinch
Tomatoes  Finely Chopped (Optional)3 TomatoesOnions Finely Chopped (Optional)2 Medium
Water4 CupGhee2 Tablespoon

Wash the moong 3-4 times in a bowl.

Add moong, 4 cups water and 1/4 teaspoon salt to the pressure cooker. Close the pressure cooker lid and boil it on high heat for 3 - 4 whistles. Turn off the heat and let the pressure cooker release the entire pressure automatically.

Put 2 tablespoons of ghee in the pan and heat it on medium heat. Add finely chopped onions and fry them on medium heat until the onions become translucent. Add finely chopped tomatoes and fry them on medium heat till they become soft.

Add black salt, cumin powder, ginger powder, chaat masala, garam masala, turmeric powder, carom seeds, asafetida (asafoetida), red chilli powder and mix well. Turn off the heat. Masala for khichdi is ready.

Wash the rice 3-4 times in a bowl.

The pressure cooker has removed all the pressure so far. 

Open the pressure cooker, add rice and fried masala to it and mix well. Close the pressure cooker lid and boil it on high heat for 2 whistles.

Turn off the gas and let the pressure cooker release the pressure automatically. Delicious khichdi is ready. When all the pressure comes out, open the pressure cooker and serve hot khichdi with curd.

Do not add garam masala, red chilli, onions and tomatoes while cooking khichdi for infants or patients.

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