Jan 26, 2012

Moong dal khichdi and giveaway winner!

Here is yet another comfort food that can be made in a matter of minutes in a pressure cooker. Such one pot meals are always great when cooking for one. The husband has lunch at office and I need to find some inspiration to cook lunch for me. I tend to stay with one pot meals or easy fix lunches like sandwiches and soups. This is one such lunch I made for myself.

I have used the split green moong dal for this recipe. This can be substituted with the yellow split moong dal or the whole green moong dal as well. if using whole green moong dal, make sure to soak it for an hour in advance before cooking it with the rice.

Rice - 1 cup ( I used sona masoori rice)
Split green moong dal - 1/2 cup
Tomato - 1/2 roughly chopped
Salt to taste

For the tempering
Oil/ghee - 1 spoon
Jeera/Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Garlic - 1 clove finely chopped
Ginger - 1/2 inch - finely chopped
Green chilly - 1
Curry leaves - 1 sprig


  1. Wash the rice and dal with water and drain the water.
  2. In a pressure cooker combine the rice, dal, tomato and salt and add about 3 to 3.5 cups of water. Pressure cook until you get 5 to 6 whistles.
  3. Once the pressure gets released, mash the rice and dal well with a potato masher or a wooden ladle. It should be very mushy.
  4. In a saucepan, do the tempering with the ghee, jeera, garlic, ginger, green chillies and curry leaves and pour it over the cooked rice and dal.
  5. Mix and serve it with pickle and papads.

Ultimate comfort food ready in minutes!

This is my entry for day 4 in the 7 day blogging marathon! Check out the Blogging marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#12.

The winner of the blog anniversary giveaway is Mythreyi of Yum! Yum! Yum! Thanks to everyone of you who participated in the giveaway and left your lovely comments :)


  1. Comfort and healthy kichidi,looks delicious...

  2. When I am alone for dinner, even I try to make such one pot meals of mix myself a sandwich. Khichdi looks delicious!

  3. something i like to make on a day like today...so tired and wish i had a bowl of ur tempting kichidi!

  4. New to me. i make khicdi with rava . urs is looking good..

  5. Another interesting dish..one pot meals are such comforts right!..congrats to the winner!

  6. Very comfrot food, with manga pickle it tastes YUm

  7. Congrats to the winner, super comforting khichdi..

  8. I am like you, when I am alone I have to make this, as rest of my family don't get excited with this. Love your pictures of Kichidii....

    and now let me screaaammmmm OMG, I am the winner, That is sure is a Surprise Divya.....I didn't guess at alllll , and you made my day. I always participate in the events, but never won until now....

    You are the first one to post on my blog, and your blog is the first one that I have won something in this blog world... Thank you Dear!!!!

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  9. Tempting..........

  10. No words to say....

  11. That's a most comfort food.. Congrats to Mythreyi...

  12. Yummy looking khichdi. Nice recipe. Congrats on the giveaway winner.

  13. Wow..YUMMY RECIPE...I am loving it..


  14. even i feel so lazy when i have to cook only for myself & usually end up eating maggi! :D this is a super easy & delecious alternative. congrats to mytheri

  15. This is the kind of food i prepare for eat-alone lunch and dinner most days! some protein from the dal, some carbs from the rice, some fats from the tadka and vitamins and minerals from veggies added at times...wholesome and awesome!

  16. This is the kind of stuff i normally prepare for eat-alone lunches and dinners. Some carbs from the rice, some protein from the dal, fats from the tadka and vitamins and minerals from veggies added at times...wholesome and awesome!


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