Moong Dal Khichdi, The Ultimate Comfort Food!

It’s the ultimate comfort food for the family, no matter the season. Mung beans are a good source of protein and when combined with cereals like brown rice makes a complete protein food. Naturally low in fat, high in fibre, it also has a blood-balancing effect, making this a recommended food for those seeking to lose a few kilograms.


  • 100g split mung dal
  • 50g brown rice
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped

For Tadka:

  • 6-8 curry leaves
  • ¼ tsp black sarsoon
  • ¼ tsp ajwain
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • A pinch of hing
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp dry ginger powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp ginger garlic paste
  • A pinch of rock salt
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 1 tsp lime juice


  1. Wash and soak mung dal and brown rice for 1 to 2 hours.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add curry leaves, black sarson, ajwain, cumin, ghee, hing, turmeric, dry ginger powder and coriander powder.
  3. To this add the chopped onions, tomatoes and ginger garlic paste and sauté for a few minutes till onions are translucent.
  4. Add the soaked moong dal and brown rice and roast for some time.
  5. Then add double the amount of boiling water, rock salt, lime juice and pressure cook for 15 minutes or 2 -3 whistles.
  6. Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.

Note: You can use any vegetable like carrots, beans, cauliflower, peas etc. If you increase the quantity of vegetables, then increase the amount of water proportionately.