Moong dal Khichdi

August 7, 2020


-1/2 moong dal                            

-1/2 brown rice                              

-1 small onion                                      

-1 medium tomato                                  

-1/2 inch piece ginger                                   

-1 green chillies                          

-1 tsp cumin powder                       

-1/4 tsp turmeric powder                      

-1 pinch asafoetida (hing)                     

-3 and 1/2 cups water                                     

-Salt to taste


Step 1

In a thick bottomed steel pressure cooker dry roast jeera add onions and caramelize slightly. Then add green chillies, ginger, turmeric powder, asafoetida,and tomatoes cook till tomatoes soften.

Step 2

Add rice, moong dal, water and salt close the lid and allow to pressure for 5- 6 whistles .

Step 3

Check the consistency of khichadi, add water and boil if needed.

Health Benefits

Moong dal is packed with proteins and it is also high in fiber. It is gut friendly as it is easy to digest. Brown rice is a good source of riboflavin, potassium, calcium and manganese. It also contains phenols and flavonoids that act as antioxidants and help to protect the body against oxidative stress. Both together reduce the risk of heart disease, lower cholesterol, regulate blood sugar.


Recipe Created By
Ria Jain

Shalini is a leadership and life skills coach. Her main objective of coming to ThriveFNC was to get a healthy lifestyle which would help her get positive mentally and physically. The biggest challenge she faced was definitly letting go of some of her favorite foods which contained gluten and soya as she had eaten them since a very young age. She started researching a lot of alternatives and also started baking which helped her come up with amazing recipes. She says, "The most important thing I learnt through iThrive is knowing how to cook daily foods in a more healthy way and also that following a healthy lifestyle will make your life better and happier."

Ria Jain
Functional Nutritionist

Ria has a Master’s in Nutrition and Dietetics and is in a permanent research mode and keeps the rest of us at iThrive (Previously ThriveFNC) updated with her latest findings in the field of Nutrition. Her articles on iThrive's blog are an expression of her research findings. We really don’t know what we’d do without her support and her focus.