Kodo millet moong dal kichadi

Millet khichdi is a comforting and nourishing one pot meal made of broken moong dal and millet, flavoured with Indian spices. A complete gluten free meal for your hunger with all the nutrients and fiber in it. Millets are good for diabetic people and weight loss.

Millets are ancient coarse grains packed with nutrients and fibre. Millets are complex carbohydrate that release glucose slowly whereas rice is a simple carb which releases glucose immediately after we eat.. which results in sudden sugar spikes. Hence millets are highly recommend for diabetic people.

It is necessary to wash and soak millets for half an hour before cooking. Millets generally tend to become dry after cooking. You can use any millet of your choice for this khichdi. My family likes  soft and slightly flowy kind kichadi  so, if you want it to be grainy you may minus 1 cup water.


Kodo millet – 1 cup

Moong dal – 3/4 cup

Water – 5 & 1/2 cups

Green chillies – 4 no. (Slit )

Sprigs of curry leaves

Big onion  – 1 chopped

Country tomato (big)- 1 chopped

Ginger – 1/2 inch (chopped)

Garlic. – 4 no. (chopped)

Carrot  (small) – 1( chopped)

Beans – 1/4 cup (chopped)

Fresh peas – 1/4 cup

Mustard seeds  – 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Sesame oil – 2tbsp

Ghee – 1 tsp

Coriander leaves for garnish


Wash and soak millets and broken moong dal together for half an hour.

Later, heat sesame oil in  a pressure cooker. Temper mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves.

Saute chopped onions, green chillies, chopped ginger, garlic and tomatoes.

Then add the chopped carrot, beans, peas and turmeric powder saute for a minute.

Now add  water and salt. Let it boil.

Meanwhile drain the millets and moong dal carefully without letting the millets  run off.

When the water is boiling, add the Millets and moong dal. Allow it to boil.

Close the pressure cooker  and give it 4 whistles.

Finally when the pressure is released, open the pressure cooker. Add a tsp of ghee and chopped coriander leaves. Mix well.

Serve the delicious aromatic  hot millet moong dal kichadi in a plate.

Note :

Coconut chutney goes well with this khichdi.

You can use any millet of your choice for this recipe.

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