Thursday 3 February 2022

Moong Dal Kichadi Recipe/Dal Kichadi Recipe – Restaurant Style Dal Kichadi - Moong Dal Kichadi Video in both English & Tamil

 Moong Dal Kichadi is delicious, healthy and protein packed one pot meal made with rice and moong dal. Dal Kichadi is traditionally made with moong dal but can be replaced with masoor dal or thoor dal. If you run out of vegetables then this Dal Kichadi is one healthy and delectable one pot meal that can be done in just 30 minutes. Do try out this delicious and tempting Moong Dal Kichadi and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Vegetarian Rice Varieties/Pulavs/Biryanis here and Non-Vegetarian Biryanis/Pulavs here. Check out the link for video recipe of Dal Kichadi in both English & Tamil

Here’s how to make Moong Dal Kichadi with step by step photos…



Rice [Raw Rice/Boiled Rice/Basmati Rice]

1 cup [200 g]

Moong Dal

1 cup [200 g]


2 finely chopped

Green Chilli



3 finely chopped

Garlic Cloves

5-6 finely chopped


2 inch piece finely chopped

Red Chilli Powder

1.5 tsp

Turmeric Powder

½ tsp


¼ tsp


As needed


2 tbsp


1 tsp

Cumin Seeds

1 tsp

Curry Leaves


Cilantro/Coriander Leaves

4 tbsp finely chopped

 For Tempering


2 tsp

Cumin Seeds

½ tsp

Dry Red Chillies


Red Chilli Powder

 ¼ tsp

Preparation Time: 8-10 minutes                    Recipe Category: Main Course

Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes                         Recipe Cuisine: North Indian

Author: Priya Anandakumar

Here's a short video of how to make Moong Dal Kichadi in both English & Tamil...


Cooking Dal and Rice

In a bowl add rice and moong dal together, add water and wash it at least 2-3 times and drain the water.

Now add the washed rice and dal together to a pressure cooker.

Add about 5 cups of water to it.[Adjust the amount of water according to the rice variety, if you are using parboiled rice you can add 6 cups of water. Now add turmeric powder, required salt and asafoetida/hing to it.

Close the lid and pressure cook the rice and dal for 3-4 whistles and switch off the stove.

After the steam releases, open the lid and mash the rice well. 

Add 1 to 1.5 cups of water to the cooked rice mix well and keep it ready.

Making Dal Kichadi

Heat about 2 tbsp of oil/ghee in a kadai or heavy bottomed vessel. Splutter mustard seeds and cumin seeds together.

Now add curry leaves, followed by chopped ginger and chopped garlic. Saute them really well for about 10-15 seconds.

At this stage add the finely chopped onions, green chillies and little salt.

Saute the onions really well until they turn translucent.

Now add the finely chopped tomatoes and saute well until they turn mushy.

Add 1.5 tsp of red chilli powder and mix everything really well for about 20 seconds.

Add the cooked rice & dal to the prepared masala and mix everything really well until thoroughly combined.

If needed add little water and adjust the consistency accordingly. 

Let everything cook together on very low flame for about 3-4 minutes. Mix in between really well.

Now add chopped cilantro mix really well and switch off the stove.


Heat 2 tsp of oil/ghee in a small kadai, splutter cumin seeds, then add ¼ tsp of red chilli powder mix well and switch off the stove.

Finally add the tempering on top of the Dal Kichadi.

Delicious, healthy, protein packed Dal Kichadi is ready to be enjoyed. Drizzle some ghee and serve it hot along with pappad or simple Potato Fry.

Here's short video of how to make Moong Dal Kichadi in English & Tamil...

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