Thursday, July 1, 2010

Tridoshic recipe - Moong dal Khichdi

Ayurvedic diets are based on doshas (vata, pitta, kapha). One has to consume food which is suitable for their nature (prakruthi). A tridoshic recipe is suitable for all the 3 doshas. Moong dal khichdi is a tridoshic recipe, which gives a grounding, calming and warming effect. This is also served after a panchakarma treatment since this helps in flushing out toxins from the body. This can be consumed on the 2nd day of a women's menstrual cycle (1st day feed on papaya and other fruits) and will prove to be very beneficial specially if chilly and salt is avoided. A simple moong dal khichdi will give all the benefits. But, I have also included many vegetables in my recipe. This one is a one pot meal, easy to digest and very filling and healthy. Here it goes....

Basmati rice - 2 cup
Moong dal - 1/2 cup
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Black peppercorns - 10nos
Chilly powder (optional) - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Cinnamon and cardamom powder (optional) -1/4 tsp
Grated ginger - 1/4 tsp
Onion - 1 nos
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Salt for taste
veggies of choice chopped - 1 cup
(I used veggies like carrot, beans, green flageolets, green peas)
water for cooking - 5-6 cups

In a pressure cooker, add ghee, when hot, add cumin seeds, black peppercorns and splutter. Add onions and saute for a min. Add other veggies and stir well. Add turmeric powder, chilly powder, Cinnamon and cardamom powder along with grated ginger and stir well again. Wash rice and dal together and add it into the pressure cooker. Add water for cooking, salt for taste, cover and cook till its done. Serve hot

Can add more water depending on how you like the consistency of the khichdi to be.


  1. very comfort food ...its my favorite ..very easy n tasty dish ....ur's khichdi looks wonderful n yummy ...thanks for giving valuable info about khichi in ayurvedic point of view ...

  2. like the way you explained things..great..moong dal khichdi looks delicious..looking forward to see great recipes from you which are suitable for dosha's.

  3. Hey moong dal khichdi??? thats a nice one....very simple and for vegtarains this is one of the good option i feel....nice one...

  4. Nice explanation abt Ayurvedic diets and your recipe looks simple and delicious.

  5. really getting good idea bt the ayurvedic diets.. the moong dal kitchadi looks so delicious rach..

  6. interesting blog - specially the last couple of posts! enjoyed reading it..

    khichdi is definitely on top of my comfort foods list!

  7. That is nice to know about tridoshic recipe :)

  8. Khichdi looks wholesome and comforting..

  9. hi,
    came to your blog cause my eyes caught the word "ayurvedic diets".Interesting and informative topic.Keep those healthy recipes coming.i will visit ur blog regularly

  10. Excellent recipe full of flavor and the information about the tridoshic recipe - always learning!



  11. Really a filling meal. Very informative too. Keep up the good work Rach. After my one week diet I must try my level best not to increase my weight. I am now browsing many sites to see how to do that.

  12. Khichdi is a great one pot meal, yumm!!

  13. Perfect one pot dish, very fulfilling

  14. Hey this is one staple dish....n trust me...I love it from the bottom of my heart...can eat anytime...anyday.....tastes yummy with a tsp. of Desi Ghee...

  15. Simple and delicious comfort food...liked the way you explained things..valuable information.

  16. Thanks Chaitrali :) Even I like it soo much!

  17. Healthy & delicious one rach, have a lovely weekend, take care, sorry was not online this week as was busy with will catch you next week...

  18. Wonderful tridoshic recipe..It looks tasty so wouldnt mind trying this healthy recipe :). Great job, rach :)


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