February 25, 2012

Moong Sprouts Khichdi | Easy Lunchbox recipes | Quick Meals for Bachelors

Khichdi = comfort food. With the mercury soaring and me feeling all listless this week, this one pot meal – Moong Sprouts Khichdi – was not only super quick to make, but healthy and filling too. Accompanied by roasted papad and a dollop of freshly made ghee, I was good to go for the rest of the day. You may add any of the veggies to this yummy dish, and I added bell peppers, carrots, a handful of peas and onions too. 

If packing this meal for lunchboxes, add(like I did) a dash of garam masala and a cinnamon stick, and the wonderful aroma makes afternoon meals worthwhile.  For kids, you may also pack a bowl of yoghurt (curd) or raitha along with some pickle (older kids, esp) and there you have a complete meal by itself. Also, a super easy and hearty meal for Bachelors

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Prep time : 10 mins
Cook time : 10 mins
Serves : 3

  • Short grained rice – ½ cup
  • Mixed veggies – 1 cup
  • Moong Dal Sprouts – ½ cup
  • Boiled Toor Dal – 4 to 5 TBSP
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 1 TBSP
  • Ghee  - 1 TBSP
  • Garam Masala powder – ½ TBSP
  • Seasoning : Cinnamon (1/2 inch stick), Cumin (1/2 tsp – optional)

1) In a pressure cooker / cooking utensil, heat oil. Add cinnamon stick , cumin and onions and fry for a minute. Then add rice and fry again for a minute. Now add veggies, cooked toor dal, salt, moong sprouts and mix well. Add 2 ½ to 3 cups of water and bring to a boil
2) Pressure cook for 2 whistles. Mix well. Add garam masala powder and ghee.
3) Mix well and serve with papad and raitha. Even plain curd works wonderfully well.


  1. yummy kichdi kal :) good to eat on a cold night

  2. Well this never came to my mind!..looks good..

  3. awesome khichdi
    like it. simple with not much masalas and ghee

    and super quick

  4. Healthy khichdi wid a dollop of ghee tastes awesome ...yummm

  5. healthy khichdi, lovely recipe

  6. Super comfort and healthy khichdi !!

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  7. Love khichidis, you have made it healthier with the sprouts..

  8. Kalyani..this is my Sunday dinner.looks yum!!

  9. This is such an interesting dish.I can make it for my whole family.

  10. Good and nutritious! I usually make this kind of khichdi for the ittle one with varying combinations of dals and grains :)

  11. simple and delicious!...comforting too!

  12. Yummy looking khichdi, lovely click.

  13. Awesome....

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  14. You were absolutely spot on.. Khichadi is ultimate comfort food..
    This one is easy, healthy and nutritious too.. Thanks for sharing

  15. Sprouts make it all the more healthy...


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