Masala Dhuli Moong Dal Khichdi

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Masala Dhuli MoongDal Khichdi is a delicious combination of the split and washed moong dal, rice and tomatoes cooked in with mildly spice masala powders and topped with a dollop of ghee is a match made in heaven.

Every family has different rituals to follow on Makar Sankranti and is celebrated with joyful colours, kites flying, bonfires and tremendous feasts. Back in India along with making khichdi we would donate some kilograms of uncooked dal and rice in temples and to the customary holy man coming to each house on Sankranti day.

This is the khichdi that I made on Sankranti for my family. Normally, I would make plain moong chilka dal khichdi but I ran out of it so had to make this one with dhuli moong dal. As this one is not a regular at my home added some spices and tomatoes so the family would eat it without any fuss.

Here are some more khichdi recipes:

Bajra Khichdi,

Chana Dal Khichdi,

Manipuri Khichdi,

Bhuni Khichuri,

Toor Dal Khichdi

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Masala Dhuli Moong Dal Khichdi
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

A delicious combination of the split green gram, rice and tomatoes in mildly spiced masala powders and topped with a dollop of ghee is a match made in heaven.

Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 People
Author: Sapana Behl
  • 1 1/2 cups split yellow moong dal
  • 1/2 cup rice
  • 1 big or two medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • a pinch aseftida
  • few curry leaves
  • 2-3 dried whole red chilli
  • 2 tablespoon oil or ghee
  • 4-5 cups water or as required
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  1. Wash and soak dal and rice in enough water for about 30minutes. Drain and set aside.

  2. Heat oil or ghee in a pressure cooker and add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, asafetida, whole red chilli and curry leaves.

  3. Stir and add tomatoes and red chilli. Saute for few minutes and then add the spices and salt.

  4. Once tomatoes are soft add drained dal and rice into the cooker, stir and add water.

  5. Cook for about 3 to 4 whistles. Let the pressure release itself before opening the cooker.

  6. Serve hot with a dollop of ghee, pickle and chutney.

Recipe Notes

You may add seasonal vegetables to make it healthy and more delicious.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 bowl
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 215 Calories from Fat 72.9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.1g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 128mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 29.9g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2.5g 10%
Sugars 2g
Protein 5.7g 11%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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12 comments on “Masala Dhuli Moong Dal Khichdi”

  1. Usha says:

    Though you prepared it for Sankranti, it is such a comfort food and my go to recipe on the day s I am lazy to cook just for myself.

  2. Sandhiya says:

    Such a healthy, fulfilling & comforting meal on any time of the day !!! Looks Perfect!!!

  3. Interesting to read what each family cook on a festival day!..that plate looks so inviting Sapana..

  4. Such a comforting food, definitely a festival feast for the sure. And that plate is just irresistible.

  5. harini says:

    Comfort food at its best!!

  6. Jayashree says:

    That’s a hearty and comforting meal.

  7. Priya Kumar says:

    Thats staple food at my home. if nothing to cook, or not feeling like cooking then this khichdi comes to rescue with pickle and curd.

  8. Vaishali says:

    Khichdi is such a comfort this one and can eat anytime.

  9. Khicidi is comfort food that tastes great any which way it is cooked. This is standard in my place.

  10. Suja Ram says:

    Rich and delicious Comfort food and this Khichdi is my fav. A coincidence is that I had prepared this Khichdi for kids today.

  11. That is so comforting and this is what I make when I have nothing else to make at home. My boy love it as well.

  12. Such a comforting thali sapana, feels so warm and serene looking at that plate!!! perfect!!

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