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Yellow Moong Dal Khichdi

Yellow Moong Dal Khichdi a one pot simple meal with split yellow moong beans and rice. Creamy, soft, light on stomach with detoxifying properties!!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • 1/2 Cup Yellow Moong Dal/Split Yellow Moong Lentils
  • 1/2 Cup Rice
  • 1 tbsp Desi Ghee/Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds/Jeera
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Salt as per taste.


  • Wash rice and lentils together 2-3 times in water.Soak for 15-30 minutes.

Instant Pot Method

  • Set the SAUTE MODE of Instant Pot on on high for 5 mins.
  • Add ghee to it. Once the display shows HOT, add cumin seeds. Once the seeds crackle, add turmeric powder.
  • Drain water from rice and lentil mix, add add to the inner pot, mix and saute for a minute.
  • Add water around 3 cups and Cancel the SAUTE Mode.
  • Cover and seal the lid, and set the PRESSURE COOKER Mode on High for 8 minutes. 
  • Once the timer goes off, let it go on warm mode, if your are planning to have it after some time. Else, release Pressure using QRP after 2-3 minutes. Check for the doneness of grains and have it warm with a spoonful of ghee!!

Pressure Cook Method

  • In Pressure Cooker, add ghee, keep it on medium flame, add cumin seeds once ghee is hot.
  • When seeds crackle, add turmeric , rice and lentil mix, saute for a minute then add water(3 cups), cover and cook on medium flame for 3-4 whistles. Let the pressure go naturally.
  • Serve hot!!


  • I use Basmati Rice for Cooking. You can use any rice(Broken , Jasmine, Sona Masoori).
  • Use oil for the vegan friendly version.
  • Skip Hing or Asafoetida for Gluten-free version.
Keyword Ayurvedic Khichdi, Detox recipe, Healthy meal, Low Fat Recipe, Weightloss Recipe
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