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Moong dal Khichdi

Posted by 
Ria Jain
August 7, 2020


-1/2 moong dal                            

-1/2 brown rice                              

-1 small onion                                      

-1 medium tomato                                  

-1/2 inch piece ginger                                   

-1 green chillies                          

-1 tsp cumin powder                       

-1/4 tsp turmeric powder                      

-1 pinch asafoetida (hing)                     

-3 and 1/2 cups water                                     

-Salt to taste


Step 1

In a thick bottomed steel pressure cooker dry roast jeera add onions and caramelize slightly. Then add green chillies, ginger, turmeric powder, asafoetida,and tomatoes cook till tomatoes soften.

Step 2

Add rice, moong dal, water and salt close the lid and allow to pressure for 5- 6 whistles .

Step 3

Check the consistency of khichadi, add water and boil if needed.

Health Benefits:

Moong dal is packed with proteins and it is also high in fiber. It is gut friendly as it is easy to digest. Brown rice is a good source of riboflavin, potassium, calcium and manganese. It also contains phenols and flavonoids that act as antioxidants and help to protect the body against oxidative stress. Both together reduce the risk of heart disease, lower cholesterol, regulate blood sugar.


Recipe Created By Shalini

Shalini is a leadership and life skills coach. Her main objective of coming to ThriveFNC was to get a healthy lifestyle which would help her get positive mentally and physically. The biggest challenge she faced was definitly letting go of some of her favorite foods which contained gluten and soya as she had eaten them since a very young age. She started researching a lot of alternatives and also started baking which helped her come up with amazing recipes. She says, "The most important thing I learnt thru Thrive is knowing how to cook daily foods in a more healthy way and also that following a healthy lifestyle will make your life better and happier."

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