Oats and Moong Dal Khichdi

Healthy Oats and Moong Dal Khichdi.. Combination of fibrous oats and protein rich Split Yellow Moong Lentils for a simple,healthy and comforting meal.

Healthy Oats Khichdi

Oats Khichdi is ideal for those on who are on low cholesterol  and low sugar diets. Easy and no fuss khichdi recipe for the times when we want to have something light, filling and healthy too!! Add vegetables like carrots, peas and tomatoes to it and make it more nutritious.

Benefits of Oats and Moong Lentils

Oats and Moong are rich in fibre and is an incredibly nutritious grain that is rich in carbs and vitamins. A rich of proteins. The grain is rich in antioxidants, cholesterol reducing fibres. Oats are filling,  helps to reduce weight and lower the blood sugar levels.  Moong Lentils are easy to digest  and can be consumed in stomach related ailments.

How to cook Oats and Moong Khichdi

Easy and no fuss Oats Khichdi can be cooked in Pressure Cooker or in Instant Pot. It can is a dump all ingredients and cook kind of dish. Gets ready under 30 minutes from start to finish. I got the recipe from here, and adapted the recipe as my requirements. The original recipe uses garlic and onions, I have skipped these. I also used carrots and peas. It can be a no-onion no-garlic recipe and can be consumed while on detox or weight losing diets.

Oats Khichdi is gluten-free. I cooked it in desi ghee, for the vegan version you can use oil.

Let’s see how I made this fibre rich and delicious healthy Oats and Moong Dal Khichdi

Oats and Moong Dal Khichdi

Oats Moong Dal Khichdi

Healthy Oats Khichdi.. A combination of fibrous oats and protein rich Split Yellow Moong Lentils for a simple and comforting meal.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2


  • 1/2 Cup Quick Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 Cup Split Yellow Moong Dal
  • Ginger(small piece)
  • 1/4 Cup Carrots and Peas or Mixed Vegetables
  • 1 tsp Cumin See1ds/Jeera
  • 1 Green chilli
  • 1 tsp Desi Ghee
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Salt as per taste


  • Wash and soak Moong Dal for 10 minutes.
  • In pressure cooker, add ghee/oil when the oil is hot, add cumin seeds.
  • Once seeds crackle, add turmeric powder and green chillies and ginger. 
  • Drain water from dal and add to the cooker with oats. Saute for 2 minutes, till it gives aroma, 
  • Add 1.5 cups of water and salt. Mix and close the lid. Cook Khichdi till two whistles.
  • Let the pressure from cooker release naturally. Check for the doneness of Khichdi. Adjust the quantity of water of the khichdi is too thick . Cook on medium flame, till the water dries off to the desired consistency, 
  • You can add desi ghee before having it. Serve it hot as this khichdi gets can get thick after keeping for a few hours.
  • This can be served with any raita, buttermilk or even plain yogurt.
Keyword Healthy Khichdi, No Rice Khichdi

Oats Moong Dal Khichdi

Do try this healthy Oats and Moong Dal Khichdi. It is and easy lunch or dinner recipe that is ready within 30 minutes.

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This is 15th in my series of A-Z Biryani/Pulao/Khichdi dishes, that I am taking to Mega Blogging Marathon April’19.

Day 15. O. Oats and Moong Dal Khichdi

This is an event where I along with a group of fellow bloggers are blogging everyday about Biryani/Pulao/Khichdi dishes this whole April, with Sundays off.

My earlier posts for the event..

Day 1. A.. Aloo Matar Ki Tehri

Day 2.  B..Broccoli Mushroom Pulao

Day 3 . C..Chana Dal Khichdi

Day 4. D..Dhaniya Pulao

Day 5. E.. Easy Steamed Rice in Instant Pot with Pot in Pot Method

Day 6. F.. Fresh Mint and Peas Pulao

Day 7. G.. Gatte Ka Pulao

Day 8. H.. Hari Moong Dal Khichdi

Day 9. I.. Iyengar Puliyogare(Instant)

Day 10. J.. Jeera Rice

Day 11. K.. Kashmiri Pulao

Day 12. L.. Lucknowi Veg. Dum Biryani

Day 13. M..Mixed Veg Pulao

Day 14. N.. No-Onion No-Garlic Kadhai Paneer Pulao


Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#99



Author: Swati

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15 thoughts

  1. I never thought of adding oats to khichdi and this looks like a very healthy and a must try recipe.

  2. Such a lovely presentation Swati and the dish is very easy to make. So surely makes a fuss free dinner option!

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