How to make Green Moong and Matar ki Khichdi -

This delicious khichdi with specs of green is very nutritious and easily digestible

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Mummy Ka Magic.

Main Ingredients : Whole green gram (sabut moong), Green peas (hare matar)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

Green Moong and Matar ki Khichdi

Green Moong and 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 : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Green Moong and Matar ki Khichdi Recipe

  • Whole green gram (sabut moong) , soaked for 6-8 hours and drained 1/2 cup

  • Green peas (hare matar) , shelled 1/4 cup

  • Rice , soaked for 20 minutes and drained 3/4 cup

  • Ghee 1 tbsp + for drizzling

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1/4 teaspoon

  • Cloves 2-4

  • Black peppercorns 6-8

  • Cinnamon 1 inch

  • Garlic , finely chopped 2 teaspoons

  • Ginger , finely chopped 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Roasted mini papads to garnish

  • Sweetcorn kernels , boiled to garnish

  • Carrot flowers , boiled to garnish

  • Red cherry tomatoes , quartered to garnish


Step 1

Heat ghee in a pressure cooker, add cumin seeds, carom seeds, cloves, black peppercorns and cinnamon, mix and sauté till fragrant. Add garlic and ginger, mix and sauté for a few seconds.

Step 2

Add whole green gram, mix and cook for 1 minute. Add rice and mix well. Add green peas and mix. Add turmeric powder, mix and sauté for a few seconds.

Step 3

Add salt and mix till well combined. Add 4 cups water, mix well, cover and cook till 3-4 whistles are released.

Step 4

Open the cooker once the pressure has reduced completely.

Step 5

Transfer the khichdi into a serving bowl, drizzle ghee and garnish with mini papads, boiled sweet corn kernels, boiled carrot flowers and red cherry tomato quarters and serve warm.

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