Kichdi Recipe

Kichdi is one of the easy and delicious rice recipe prepared with moong dal/ lentils, spices and long grain rice any light based gravies like korma goes well with kichdi. I usally make with basmati rice which is not sticky and yields seperate grains when cooked.

I have shared kichdi Recipe in step by step method with a detailed pictures below.

Soak rice for atleast 30 minutes.

In a pan roast the moong dal on a low flame till it turns golden brown.

In a large wide pan heat oil or ghee add cardamom, cinnamon stick. When you start smelling the aroma of spices add chopped garlic saute till the raw aroma goes away.

Add sliced onions saute till the onions changes transparent.

Add turmeric powder saute for a minute.

Add water when it begin to boil add rice and moong dal .

The quantity of water can be varied depending on the addition of rice. Simmer till the rice is cooked and all the water is absorbed. You can check once or twice while the rice is cooking.If the grains are not cooked and the water looks less, sprinkle a few tablespoons of water all over cover and continue to cook.

Once the grains are cooked, give a standing timeof 5 to 7 minutes. Remove the lid. garnish with a coriander leaves.

Serve moong dal kichdi with korma

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups basmati rice / long grain rice
  • 1/4 cup moong dal/ yellow lentils
  • salt as needed
  • 1 tablespoon ghee or oil
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 cardamom
  • 3 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4  teaspoon turmeric powder

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Soak rice for atleast 30 minutes.
  • In a pan roast the moong dal on a low flame till it turns golden brown.
  • In a large wide pan heat oil or ghee add cardamom, cinnamon stick. When you start smelling the aroma of spices add chopped garlic saute till the raw aroma goes away.
  • Add sliced onions saute till the onions changes transparent.
  • Add turmeric powder saute for a minute.
  • Add water when it begin to boil add rice and moong dal .
  • The quantity of water can be varied depending on the addition of rice. Simmer till the rice is cooked and all the water is absorbed. You can check once or twice while the rice is cooking.If the grains are not cooked and the water looks less, sprinkle a few tablespoons of water all over cover and continue to cook
  • Once the grains are cooked, give a standing timeof 5 to 7 minutes. Remove the lid. garnish with a coriander leaves.
  • Serve moong dal kichdi with korma.

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