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Moong Khichdi



Moong Khichdi is a comforting and nutritious Indian dish that is easy to make and can be enjoyed by people of all ages. The dish is made by cooking rice and split moong dal together with just salt and turmeric or variety of spices and herbs. It is usually served with a dollop of ghee or clarified butter and a side of yogurt or pickle. Moong Khichdi is a great source of protein and is often eaten as a light meal or snack. It is also a popular dish for those following a vegetarian or vegan diet.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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moong dal

1 cup

basmati rice

1 cup


2 tablespoons

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

mustard seeds

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon

green chillies, chopped


chopped coriander leaves

2 tablespoons

Salt to taste



Step 1:

Wash and soak the moong dal and basmati rice for 30 minutes.

Step 2:

Heat ghee in a pressure cooker.

Step 3:

Add cumin seeds and mustard seeds and let them crackle.

Step 4:

Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and garam masala and sauté for a few seconds.

Step 5:

Add the soaked moong dal and basmati rice and mix well.

Step 6:

Add 2 cups of water and salt to taste and mix well.

Step 7:

Close the lid of the pressure cooker and cook for 3-4 whistles.

Step 8:

Once the pressure is released, open the lid and fluff the khichdi with a fork.

Step 9:

Garnish with chopped green chillies and coriander leaves.

Step 10:

Serve hot with curd or pickle.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 17700 users have chowed down on Moong Khichdi a whopping 24830 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Lucknow, Indore, Delhi, Chandigarh, Mumbai are the top 5 cities gobbling up Moong Khichdi like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Moong Khichdi, our users are head over heels in july, but the interest cools down in february.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Moong Khichdi is the food of choice for 28-30 female, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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