Yellow Moong Dal Khichu

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Jan. 10, 2017

Khichu fans claim it to be the tastiest snack in the world! Indeed, piping hot khichu, with its doughy consistency and soothing taste, is sure to warm your soul and remind you of home. While khichu is usually made with grain-based flours like rice flour or jowar flour, here we present an interesting variant made with moong dal. The Yellow Moong Dal Khichu has a pleasant colour and satiating flavour. It tastes awesome with a splash of Koro Sambar and a drizzle of oil! Make sure you serve this khichu really hot, immediately after preparation as khichu tend to thicken and lose their characteristic consistency as they cool down. Try other khichu variants like Whole Rice Khichu and Jowar Khichu.


Yellow moong dal 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , soaked for 1 hour and drained
Green chillies 1 Teaspoon , finely chopped
Cumin seeds 1/2 Teaspoon
Asafoetida 1/2 Teaspoon
Baking soda 1 Pinch
Salt To Taste
For serving:
Oil To Taste
Koro sambar powder To Taste



1. Combine the moong dal and ¼ cup of water in a mixer and blend it till smooth paste. Keep aside.

2. Boil 1¼ cups of water in a deep non-stick pan, add green chillies, cumin seeds, asafoetida, baking soda and salt mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.

3. Add the prepared moong dal paste, mix well using a rolling pin and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes or till it leaves the sides of the pan.


4. Serve immediately with oil and koro sambar.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 7 Minutes
Ready In: 7 Minutes
Servings: 3