Moong Dhal Khichuri

I mentioned last week that I will be posting thanksgiving recipes and why suddenly Moong dal khichuri? I am participating in all 4 weeks of this three day blogging marathon. So here I am with variety rice. So next three days starting from today I will be posting rice recipes and will be ending my Thanksgiving meal ideas with a dessert on Friday.

So coming to today’s recipe – this is a famous Bengali recipe or Bhog recipes. This time during Navratri I wanted to prepare different prasadams or neivediyams apart from sundal. While browsing Oct 21st e-paper of Hindu, found this recipe and thought of trying it for Vijayadashami. It is like masala vegetable pongal and these can be prepared any time during the year as it’s a perfect one pot meal loaded with dhal and veggies and also perfect lunch box recipe. We all enjoyed it and hope you all like it too. I included all the veggies I had at home and reduced the spice so that Vaandu can enjoy it too. Also the original recipe called for ginger paste but I went with grated ginger. (Lazy me huh?)

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They serve this khichuri with tomato chutney but I served it with the tomato vadagams. :-)

Ingredients:

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  • Rice – 1 cup (I used regular raw rice. Basmati can be used too)
  • Moong dhal – ½ cup
  • Water – 3 cups + water for soaking
  • Cinnamon – ½ inch piece
  • Bay leaf – 1
  • Cardamom/Elaichi – 2
  • Cloves – 2
  • Hing – 1
  • Chopped Tomato – 1
  • Grated Ginger- 1 tsp
  • Green chillies (chopped) – 2
  • Chopped veggies of your choice – 1 cup
  • Red chilly powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Salt – 1.5 tsp (adjust according to your taste)
  • Oil/Ghee – 2 tsps
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Method:

  • Wash and Soak the rice and dhal for at least half an hour
  • In the pressure cooker, heat the oil or ghee.
  • Once it is hot add the bay leaf, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and saute for couple of minutes.
  • Then add cumin seeds and hing.
  • As they start to splutter add the grated ginger and green chillies.
  • Saute for couple of minutes and now add the chopped tomatoes and vegetables.

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  • Add salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder and mix well.
  • Now add the rice and dhal. Mix them well and add the 3 cups of water.

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  • Pressure cook for upto 3 whistles.

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Moong Dhal Khichuri
Serves 3
A Navratri Special recipe which can be prepare year around. This is a simple one pot meal with dal and veggies.
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Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. Rice – 1 cup (I used regular raw rice. Basmati can be used too)
  2. Moong dhal – ½ cup
  3. Water – 3 cups + water for soaking
  4. Cinnamon – ½ inch piece
  5. Bay leaf – 1
  6. Cardamom/Elaichi – 2
  7. Cloves – 2
  8. Hing – 1
  9. Chopped Tomato – 1
  10. Grated Ginger- 1 tsp
  11. Green chillies (Chopped) – 2
  12. Chopped veggies of your choice – 1 cup
  13. Red chilly powder – 1 tsp
  14. Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  15. Salt – 1.5 tsp (adjust according to your taste)
  16. Oil/Ghee – 2 tsps
  17. Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Instructions
  1. Wash and Soak the rice and dhal for at least half an hour
  2. In the pressure cooker, heat the oil or ghee.
  3. Once it is hot add the bay leaf, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and saute for couple of minutes.
  4. Then add cumin seeds and hing.
  5. As they start to splutter add the grated ginger and green chillies.
  6. Saute for couple of minutes and now add the chopped tomatoes and vegetables.
  7. Add salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder and mix well.
  8. Now add the rice and dhal. Mix them well and add the 3 cups of water.
  9. Pressure cook for upto 3 whistles.
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