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Monday, January 23, 2012

Muga Khichudi ( Whole green moong khichdi )

Cooking Time Required: 15-20 mins

  • 1 cup Rice
  • 1/2 cup whole moong/ split moong (with skin)
  • 1-2 dry red chilli
  • 1/2 tsp fennel ( optional )
  • 4 tbsp freshly grated/finely chopped coconut
  • 2-3 pinch cumin seeds
  • 3-4 bay leaves
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 1 green cardamon
  • 2 cloves 
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • 1 pinch turmeric
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • salt to taste

Preparation: Soak the whole green moong overnight. Or if using the split variety, for 2-3 hours.

Wash the rice and moong and keep aside to drain excess water.

Cooking: Heat the ghee in a pressure cooker. Add the fennel seeds, cumin seeds,
cardamon, cinnamon, cloves, broken red chilli and bay leaf.

Fry for 30-40 secs till the fragrance of the spices fills the kitchen.

Add the washed rice and moong along with the coconut and stir fry for 3-4 mins. Pour
3-4 cups of water along with salt, turmeric and sugar.

Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles.

Serve warm/cold with curd or raita . (Excellent option for lunchbox)


  1. Nutritious and protein packed khichudi..loving it.

  2. Thanks for letting me about posta bara. I have bookmarked few authentic recipes from your site to do. thanks for sharing. I really liked them.

  3. Khichudi looks so delicious and healthy. Excellent preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi


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