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Moong Daal Khichri Recipe


  • 450 g rice
  • 250 g yellow moong / lentil
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3-4 tbsp oil
  • salt to taste


  • Soak rice and lentil separately in water for 10 minutes. Heat oil, fry sliced onion until brown. Remove and keep aside. In the same oil fry chopped garlic for a few seconds until pale brown, add turmeric and strained rice and moong.
  • Fry for a few minutes. Add water, (it should be 1 inch above the rice), salt and the fried onion. Stir gently when the water boils. When all water has been absorbed, lower heat and cover pan with a tight fitting lid.
  • Place an iron griddle/tava underneath the pan and leave khichri on very low heat for 10-15 minutes.
  • Serve with fish curry.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Serves: 8

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