How to make Moong Matar ki Khichdi -

This khichdi is as delicious as it looks and nutritious too

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Whole green grams (sabut moong) (साबुत मूंग), Green peas (हरे मटर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

Moong Matar ki Khichdi

Moong Matar ki Khichdi Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 7-8 hour

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Moong Matar ki Khichdi Recipe

  • Whole green grams (sabut moong) , soaked overnight 3/4 cup

  • Green peas , shelled 3/4 cup

  • Rice , soaked for ½ hour 1 1/2 cups

  • Pure ghee 3 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cinnamon 1 inch

  • Black peppercorns 10-12

  • Cloves 10-12

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Green chillies 2

  • Ginger 1 inch

  • Garlic cloves 5-6


Step 1

Heat a rice cooker on cook mode and add 3 tbsps ghee. When it gets heated, add cumin seeds, cinnamon, black peppercorns, cloves and carom seeds, mix and saute till fragrant.

Step 2

Add green grams, 1 cup water, salt and green chillies.

Step 3

Coarsely crush together ginger, garlic and green peas in a hand blender and add to the cooker.

Step 4

Drain and add rice and mix well. Add 6 cups water, cover and cook till done.

Step 5

Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.

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