July 12, 2007


Hi Friends, this is my favorite brunch rice dish, b'coz not required to prepare the curry. Only rice i.e also preparation in the electric rice cooker, easy, quick, healthy and delicious too. For this only, I would like to prepare this dish very often in my house. Here is my recipe:

Moongdal khichidi:
Prep time : 10mts
Cooking time : 45mts
Serves : 3
Cuisine : Andhra

2 cups sonamasoori rice
1/2 cup split yellow moongdal
3 tbsp oil
1 tsp jeera
1 tsp mustards
1 big onion chopped (cut it length wise)
3 tbsp green peas (optional)
2 medium size potato (cut into medium cube sized pieces)
4 green chillies (slit them length wise)
few curry leaves
a pinch of turmeric powder
salt as per taste
5 cups water

1. Mix rice and moongdal in a bowl, wash 3 times and keep aside.

2. Chopp onions, green chillies and potatoes and keep aside.

3. Heat oil, once heat add jerra and mustards, let them pop, add chopped onions, green chillies and curry leaves, fry till transparent on medium heat.

4. Turn the heat to low, add turmeric powder, chopped potatoes and green peas, mix, covered, cook for 5 minutes.

5. Add rice and moondal, mix slowly, covered, cook for more 3 minutes. Add water and salt, mix, cook till done.

6. Serve hot with mango pickle. Really you will enjoy the taste.

Note: 1. Replace green chillies with black peppercorns. Normally this style will prepared by cheenai people i.e mostly Tamil people.
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  1. I love moong dal kichidi like anything. I like to eat it with Coconut Chutney.

  2. Your blog has changed! You should put your dishes on top girl,I got confused where to comment!:)
    Love the way you placed the pickle on top of Kichadi,looks yum!

  3. Looks so comforting! this is one dish that is perfect anytime and everytime.

  4. Comfort food, our style :)

  5. simple and tasty khichidi ...nice one

  6. its like pongal right? nicely presented.

  7. Hi,

    Ur kichidi and Jamoons are looking yummy!


  8. @Hi Lata, Next time I will try with coconut chutney. Thanks for dropping by.

    @Hi Asha, sorry for inconvenience. And also thanks for your advice. Now I changed it. I hope you like it. Thanks for your lovely comments.

    @Hi Tee, thanks for dropping by.

  9. @Hi Suganya, you are right...comfort food. Thanks a lot.

    @Hi Deepa, thanks a lot.

    @Hi Sharmi, yeah you are right. Pongal will prepare with black peppercorns, here I used with green chillies. I tasted both. Taste will be same. Thanks for dropping by.

  10. @Hi Rekha, thanks a lot.

  11. Hi jothi,
    ur moong dal kichadi sounds new to me.It looks very rich and mouth watering.Thanks for sharing.

  12. hey, ur khichadi looks so good, such a comfort food! i too like it a lot, sometimes i even make it a bit mushy, like it in all forms :)

  13. Hi jyoti
    u have a nice blog.Moong dal khichdi is my favorite.gulab jamoons are mouthwatering!!

  14. @Hi Priar, just try and let me know. I am sure you can enjoy the taste. Thanks for dropping by.

    @Hi Richa, thanks a lot.

    @Hi Swapna, thanks for dropping by.

  15. I knew it was a pickle on top of the rice there... this dish sounds soooo good.

  16. @Hi Cynthia, thanks a lot.

  17. hi jyothi. Thnx for the recipe.It was easy to cook... esp for bachelors like me.