Sunday, 20 November 2016

dal khichdi recipe hotel style - moong dal khichdi with tadka recipe

Dal Khichdi Recipe hotel style, I have made this one pot meal dal khichdi with tadka recipe using moong dal. Tempering is called tadka in hindikhichdi or khichri is one of the healthy whole meal recipes where rice and lentils are cooked together

Vegetables of your choice can also be added to make it even more healthier and this version is called as Vegetable Masala Khichdi. It ill be warm and gooey, a perfect and comforting recipe for winter and rainy seasons. 

dal khichdi recipe hotel style

Dal Khichdi is commonly taken as a medicinal meal i.e. people with cold, cough or fever prefer dal Khichdi. Rice and dal used should be perfectly mashed. 

Usually Dal Khichdi will be prepared using Moong Dal(Yellow Gram) but Toor Dal Khichdi recipe(Red Gram), Urad Dal(Black Gram) Khichdi and Channa Dal(Bengal Gram) Khichdi are also quite popular Dal Khichdi variations. Along with dals you can add some leafy veggies such as Palak(Spinach) to make it even more healthier.

Brown Rice can also be used instead of regular white rice for Khichdis. Instead of Rice, Dhaliya(Wheat Rava) can be used. Oats can also be added along with rice, if using 3/4th rice then use 1/4 oats. These days Rice is replaced with millets. Foxtail Millet Khichdi, Quinoa Khichdi are top on the list.

Dal khichdi with tadka recipe or Veg Khichdi should be done using Ghee so that you can get the real taste and aroma of a Khichdi recipe. Pickle and Papad are perfect sides for any kind of Khichdi recipe. You can serve it with raitha or any chutney of your choice also. I served it with Peanut Chutney.

moong dal khichdi recipe

Ingredients for Dal khichdi recipe hotel style

1. Rice - 1 cup
2. Yellow Gram (Moong Dal) - 1/2 cup
3. Salt - To Taste
4. Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp
5. Water - 3 n 1/2 cups

For Tempering (Tadka):

1. Bay Leaf - 1
2. Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
3. Cinnamon Stick - 1 inch stick
4. Pepper Corns - 7 to 8
5. Cloves - 5 to 6
6. Green Chillies - 4
7. Onions - 1 small (Optional)
8. Curry Leaves - 1 sprig
11. Tomatoes - 2
12. Coriander Leaves - 3 to 4 sprigs
13. Salt - To Taste
14. Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
15. Oil / Ghee - 2 tsps

Other moong dal recipes:

lauki moong dal sabzi

Methi Moong Dal 

Radish Moong Dal 


How to make Dal khichdi restaurant style with tadka recipe

1. Wash and soak rice and moong dal for about 15 to 20 minutes
2. After 20 minutes of soaking, cook rice and dal along with salt and garam masala powder by adding water as per the above mentioned quantity

3. Once rice and dal are cooked, heat a small pan for tempering
4. Add ghee or oil and when it is hot add bay leaf, cumin seeds, cinnamon stick, pepper corns and cloves
5. Once they splutter add green chillies, onions, curry leaves and tomatoes
6. Cook till tomatoes are mashed up, now add red chilli powder, salt and coriander leaves
7. Switch off the flame and pour tempering on the cooked rice and dal mixture

tadka for dal khichdi recipe

8. Mix nicely and serve with any chutney of your choice
9. I served it with Peanut Chutney, you can serve it with any pickle and papads as well or
you can just sprinkle some boondhi mixture on top of khichdi while serving
10. Yummy yellow moong dal khichdi recipe hotel style with tadka is ready to serve. You can add vegetables and leaves also to make this recipe even more tastier and healthier.

Moong dal khichdi with tadka recipe