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Wheat-Moong Khichdi Recipe

Wheat-Moong Khichdi is a popular Indian Side-Dish
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On :
Friday, 21 July, 2017
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side-Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Pressure-Cook Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 1 cup whole soft Wheat
  • 1 cup whole moong
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • Salt to taste
  • How to Make Wheat-Moong Khichdi:

    1. Soak whole wheat and moong separately for 1 hour.
    2. Drain wheat and moong in separate colanders till all water is removed.
    3. Keep moong aside till required.
    4. Pound wheat with a mortar and pestle or run in a small mixie in very short spurts till it is broken coarsely.
    5. Take care not to make it too fine or the khichdi will be pasty.
    6. Put a pressure cooker without a lid on the flame.
    7. Add ghee, melt and add moong beans.
    8. Stir and fry for 2 minutes.
    9. Add 5 cups boiling hot water.
    10. When boiling resumes, add broken wheat.
    11. Add salt and stir again till boiling resumes.
    12. Cover pressure cooker lid and allow to cook for 3 whistles.
    13. Cool and remove lid.
    14. Stir and resume cooking further for 5-7 minutes.
    15. The grains should be mashed easily when pressed with thumb and finger.
    16. Cook further till the texture of the khichdi is like a thick porridge.
    17. Cover and keep aside for 10 minutes for flavours to blend.
    18. If desired, drizzle 1 tbsp of ghee to add a delightful aroma.
    19. Serve piping hot with curds, sugar, milk or as it is.


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