Moong Kichdi

Cook-curry Nook completed one month today! The response from everyone around me and other fellow bloggers has been overwhelming and really encouraging! Thanks everyone :-D

This morning, I dished up some healthy, protein-packed and easy-to-make breakfast. Thought I’ll put it up for you all to try out.

Ingredients:

  • Moong lentils – 2 cups (soak overnight; pressure cook till soft next morning)
  • Green Chillies – 3 nos (slit into half)
  • Grated coconut – 3 tbsps
  • Lime juice – 2 tbsps
  • Water – as required
  • Urad Dal – 1 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Cooking Oil – 1/2 tsp

Serves: 2 persons.

Procedure:

  • In a wok, heat the oil and make a tempering with the asafoetida, mustard seeds and urad dal.
  • Once the mustard seeds have popped and the urad dal has turned golden brown, add the slit green chillies and fry for half a minute.
  • Add the cooked moong lentils.
  • Add some water to adjust the consistency. Cook on a medium flame for 5 minutes till it has the consistency of Pongal/Kichdi.
  • Remove from flame, add the dash of lime juice. Stir well.
  • Garnish with grated coconut and serve hot!

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11 responses to “Moong Kichdi

  1. Congrats!!! Im really happy trying out the recipes from here, the reason being that the items are easily available in the near by shops n we need not have to hunt for it n most of them are there at home itself sometimes ..Thx again Madhuri..Keep posting up new new recipes..

  2. For a variation, add a little dalia (broken wheat – roasted) along with the soaked moong before popping in the pressure cooker … makes for a wholesome meal !! Tastes yumm with pickle and curd and any salad of your choice !!

  3. Sure, I’ll try this variation next time. Dalia is my all-time fave! ;)

  4. Tip: Also you could add soaked poha after cooking the lentils to make it poha pongal !!You could make poha pongal with mung dhal as well !!

  5. Already a month old!!! congrats Cook :)
    I too make this with Dalia and sometimes with rice ofcourse…but moong dal alone sound interesting!

  6. Hey Rashmi, thanks so much! :D
    I must try the kichdi with dalia next time. So many people are telling me about it. Just a little note here: My version is not made with moong dal, but the green coloured, whole moong lentil :)

  7. I love this kichidi and make it very often :-)

  8. Try adding 3 to 4 tbspoonfuls chopped onion after udad dal has turned golden brown. Allow the onion also to turn golden brown, then add the steam-cooked moong.
    Try and get the moong to start germinating for a few hours.Germinated moong is one of the best sources of vitamins.This will taste a little different too.
    Thank you

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