Entrees, Rice dishes, Vegetarian

Moong Daal Khichri

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Moong Daal Khichri

5 from 1 vote
Course: MainDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Calories

180

kcal

Khichri is a dish that goes way back in South Asian cuisine. There are accounts of this dish documented in Greek history as far back as 300 BC. Made of rice and one of several different kinds of lentils (dal), this dish is savory and flavorful without a lot of spices. Try it with sliced onion & mint chutney!

Ingredients

  • 1.25 cup Rice-presoaked

  • 1.25 cup Daal Moong

  • 1/4 cup Vegetable Oil/Ghee

  • 1 tsp. Salt (adjust to taste)

  • 1 Black Cardamom (Bari Ilaichi)

  • 6 cloves (Laung))

  • 8 Black Pepper-whole(Kali Mirch)

  • 1 inch Stick of Cinnamon (Dalchini)

  • 1/2 tsp. Cumin Seeds (Zeera)

  • 1 tsp. Garlic (Lehsan) paste

  • 1 tsp ginger (Adrak)-paste

  • 1 Onion (medium sized)-sliced

Directions

  • Sauté the onion slices in oil till light brown.
  • Add ½ cup of water and spices and mix well.
  • Add the presoaked rice and daal to the pot
    Add water so much so that it reaches about 1½ cm. (half an inch) above the surface of the rice.
  • Cover and cook on medium heat till the water has dried and the rice has softened.
  • Cover the pot, lower the heat to the minimum (dum) and remove after 5 minutes.
  • Serve with Garlic (Lehsan) chutney or pickle(Achaar) or onion rings with mint chutney

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