green moongdal khichdi

Green Moong Dal Khichdi Recipe : A Nutritious and Flavorful Delight

The green moong Dal Khichdi recipe is a most comfortable Indian one-pot vegetarian meal which basically consists of rice and lentils. If you make it right, you will have an extremely tasty, comfortable, and healthy meal with minimum effort. Anyone can make it, have it at any time.

Khichdi recipes vary widely throughout India, and it is uncommon for two to be identical across various locations. This is my version of Punjabi or Green Moong Dal Khichdi from the Instant Pot. Stomach gas issues are not brought on by the moong dal. However, because it increases hunger, it is typically served to people who have stomach or gastrointestinal problems

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The combination of carbohydrates and protein along with spices makes this Khichdi light on the stomach. That ideal uniformity is guaranteed by either the Instant Pot or a conventional stovetop pressure cooker. Making this khichdi takes less than 30 minutes, and the end result is really wonderful.

Ingredients for green moong daal khichdi

  • 1 cup Rice
  • 1/2 cup Green Moong Dal (Split)
  • Green Chilli,
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns
  • 1-inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
  • 1 inch Ginger, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp Ghee
  • salt to taste

Instruction for green moong daal khichdi

  1. Wash the rice and moong dal, then soak them for one to two hours before starting to prepare the Green Moong Dal Khichdi Recipe. Remove the water.
  2. Now that the soaking time has passed, we’ll start cooking the khichdi. The kichadi can be prepared in a saucepan or a pressure cooker.
  3. Add the soaked rice and moong dal to the pressure cooker along with the remaining ingredients.
  4. When you hear two whistles, the pressure cooker is ready. Add 2-1/2 cups of water, cover the cooker, and add weight. Turn the heat down to low after two whistles, simmer for three minutes, and then turn the heat off.
  5. Wait for a natural pressure release before letting the cooker rest.
  6. Once the pressure has been released, open the cooker and you will notice the rice and dal has a mushy texture. Stir well, and adjust the salt to suit your taste.
  7. You will notice the rice and dal have a mushy feel when you open the cooker once the pressure has been released. Stir thoroughly and taste-test the salt.
  8. Weeknight dinners may be made easy and nutritious by spooning Green Moong Dal Khichdi onto your dish, topping it with a spoonful of ghee, and serving it with pickle and curd.


  1. Rinse and Soak: Before cooking, thoroughly rinse the green moong dal and rice separately under cold running water until the water runs clear. Soak them for about 30 minutes. This helps in even cooking and reduces cooking time.
  2. Choice of Rice: Traditionally, short-grain rice or parboiled rice (ukda chawal) is used for khichdi. However, you can use any variety of rice you have on hand.
  3. The ratio of Dal and Rice: A common ratio for green moong dal khichdi is 1:2, which means one part dal to two parts rice. Adjust the ratio according to your preference for a thicker or thinner khichdi.
  4. Spices: Customize the spices to your taste. Common spices used in khichdi include cumin seeds, mustard seeds, and hing (asafoetida). You can also add chopped ginger, green chilies, and garlic for extra flavor.
  5. Vegetables: Feel free to add vegetables like carrots, peas, or cauliflower to make your khichdi more nutritious. Add them along with the dal and rice or sauté them separately before adding.
  6. Ghee or Oil: While ghee adds a wonderful flavor to khichdi, you can also use oil for a healthier option. A combination of both works well too.

Serving Suggestions

  • Also delicious with yogurt and achaar is khichdi (pickle). It contributes a salty kick and creamy flavor. It’s excellent.
  • You can also serve green moong dal khichdi with papad and/or red garlic chutney.


1. Can I Veganize this recipe?

Yes! Simply substitute oil for the ghee.

2. Can Green Moong Khichdi be made without gluten?

To make this recipe entirely gluten-free, use asafoetida (hing) that is free of gluten.

3. Can I make Green Moong Dal Khichdi in a pressure cooker instead of an Instant Pot?

I’ve previously mentioned my fear of using a pressure cooker. It’s more traditional, and I find it difficult to follow the whistles and other sounds. This Instant Pot Green Moong Dal Khichdi is convenient and really quick and simple, which is why I enjoy using an Instant Pot for making lentils.

4. Can I increase the water amount to change the consistency?

Yes! I added water after the green moong dal khichdi was cooked to make it a little bit flowy.

Health Benefits of Green Moong Dal Khichdi

Green Moong Dal Khichdi is not only a treat for your taste buds but also a nutritional powerhouse. The combination of protein from the moong dal and carbohydrates from the rice provides sustained energy, making it an ideal choice for all ages. The dish is also easy to digest, making it a popular comfort food during times of illness or recovery.

The dietary fiber in the khichdi aids in digestion and helps maintain a healthy gut. The aromatic spices used in the recipe not only enhance the flavor but also offer numerous health benefits. Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, while cumin and mustard seeds aid in digestion.

In Conclusion

Green Moong Dal Khichdi is a timeless dish that brings together taste, nutrition, and simplicity in one bowl. Whether you’re seeking a wholesome weeknight dinner or a comforting meal during challenging times, this recipe is sure to satisfy your cravings and provide your body with the nourishment it deserves.


Calories 412 kcal
Fat 6 g
1300 mg
742 mg
Carbohydrates 73 g
Protein 16 g
Vitamin A
77 IU
Vitamin C
6 mg
Calcium 106 mg

green moong dal khichdi


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