How to make Moong Khichdi Risotto -

Indo Italian fusion - this moong khichdi risotto is a sure winner.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Whole green grams (sabut moong) (साबुत मूंग), Arborio rice (आरबोरिओ राइस)

Cuisine : Indo-Italian

Course : Rice

Moong Khichdi Risotto

Moong Khichdi Risotto Recipe Card


The main difference between Italian and Indo Italian dishes is that the dishes which require stuffing, Indian vegetables and masalas replace the authentic Italian ones. 
Authentic Italian foods use the typical Italian herbs to flavour but very little chillies. And since we Indians like our food to be spicier, plenty of chilli flakes do the needful.

Prep Time : 7-8 hour

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Moong Khichdi Risotto Recipe

  • Whole green grams (sabut moong) soaked overnight ½ cup

  • Arborio rice 1 cup

  • Butter 2 tablespoons

  • Olive oil 1 tablespoon

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Green chillies finely chopped 1-2

  • Curry leaves 7-8

  • Garlic chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Parmesan cheese powder 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh coriander sprigs for garnishing


Step 1

Heat butter and olive oil in a deep non-tick pan. Add mustard seeds and let it splutter. Add cumin seeds and sauté for 10 seconds.

Step 2

Add green chillies and mix. Add curry leaves and sauté for 30 seconds. Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Add onion and sauté till translucent.

Step 3

Add Arborio rice and sauté for 1 minute. Add drained green gram, mix and cook for 1 minute.

Step 4

Add salt, mix and cook for 1 minute. Add 3 cups water gradually, mix, cover and cook till rice is done.

Step 5

Add coriander leaves and parmesan cheese, mix and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Step 6

Serve hot garnished with fresh coriander sprigs.

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