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Moong Daler Khichudi

Recipe Name: Moong Daler Khichudi

Category: Vegetarian

Cuisine: Bengali

Course: Rice

Recipe Main Ingredient: Moong dal, Rice
Moong Daler Khichudi

Recipe Brief Description : Khichudi is a preparation made from rice and lentils. In bengal khichudi is a traditional dish preparing during saraswati puja and durga pooja.

Recipe Ingredients
For the Vada

  • Split green lentil – 250 gram
  • Basmati rice – 200 gram
  • Oil - 4 tbsp
  • Ginger paste – 2 tbsp
  • Green chili paste - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tbsp
  • Dry red chili - 2 number
  • Bay Leaves - 2 number
  • Salt - 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric - 1/2 tbsp
  • Ghee - 3 tbsp
  • Garam masala - 1 tbsp
  • Green chili - 2 number
  • Cardamom - 4 number (crushed)
  • Cinnamon stick (medium) crushed

    Cooking Time: 30 minutes

    Preparation Method:
  • Dry roast moong dal for 5-6 minutes on a deep pan.
  • Wash the roasted dal with water and drain out the water. Keep it aside.
  • Wash rice with water and drain out water. Keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add cumin seed, red chili, bay leaves, cardamom & cinnamon. Add ginger paste, chili paste and turmeric powder. Mix it well and let it cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now, mix in rice and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add moong dal and stir for 2 minutes and mix well.
  • Add salt and water ( 1 liter) , allow to boil. Add ghee, garam masala and green chili.
  • Cover cooker with lid and cook till 2 whistle. Allow the pressure to release and open the lid.