Spicy Green Moong Dal Khichdi

Sometimes we yearn for the soothing comfort of homemade khichdi, but also feel like having something spicier. When in two minds, go for the Spicy Green Moong Dal Khichdi. Made of rice and wholesome green moong dal, this flavourful khichdi gets its punch from sautéed onion and garlic, along with a traditional tempering of spices and spice powders. Serve hot with kadhi, for a homely meal that warms the heart.


Rice 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Green moong dal 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Oil 1 Tablespoon
Mustard seed 1 Teaspoon
Urad dal 1 Teaspoon
Asafoetida 1/4 Teaspoon
Garlic 2 Teaspoon , finely chopped
Onions 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , finely chopped
Chilli powder 1 Teaspoon
Turmeric powder 1/4 Teaspoon
Coriander cumin powder 1 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Coriander 1 Tablespoon , finely chopped



1. Combine the rice and green moong dal in enough hot water and soak for 2 hours and drain.


2. Combine the rice and green moong dal salt and 3 cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.

3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside.

4. Heat the oil in a deep kadhai and add the mustard seeds, urad dal and asafoetida.

5. When the mustard seeds crackle, add the garlic and onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.

6. Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander-cumin seeds powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 1 minute.

7. Add the cooked rice-moong dal mixture, coriander, a little salt and cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.


8. Serve immediately with kadhi.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 21 Minutes
Ready In: 21 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 177Calories from Fat 47

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 5 g7.7%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 113 mg4.71%

Total Carbohydrates 28 g9.3%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 4 g8%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet