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Vegetarian Recipes : Moong Dal Khichari

Serves 2 to 4

For this Moong Dal Khichari recipe you need

½ cup split moong beans with skins, cleaned and rinsed
½ cup cracked wheat ( dalia )
1 tablespoon ghee
1 ½ teaspoons white cumin seeds, cleaned
1 whole dried red chili pepper ( optional )
¼ teaspoon asafoetida powder
3 cups water
¾ teaspoon salt
½ cup cashews, almonds ( soaked overnight and peeled ),
or pine nuts, soaked in water overnight and finely ground

6 whole black peppercorns
3 whole cloves
seeds of 1 black cardamom pod
2 tablespoons white or black poppy seeds soaked overnight and finely
ground ( Optional )

Moong Dal Khichari Recipe

Mix the moong beans with the cracked wheat and soak in water to cover for 1 hour.

Drain and discard the soaking water.

In a large, heavy pan, heat the ghee over medium heat.

Add the cumin seeds, chili pepper, and asafoetida and sauté until toasted.

Mix in the beans and cracked wheat along with the 3 cups of water and bring to a boil.

Add the salt, nuts, and masala.

Cover and simmer over low heat for 30 to 45 minutes, or until the beans are soft.

Background information on this Moong Dal Khichari recipe

Ideal for health-oriented people or bodybuilders, this dish can also be eaten by sick people, if the nuts and poppy seeds are omitted.

It is beneficial for mucus-dominated individuals ( Kaphas ).

Dalia Khichari can be taken by those suffering from a cold, in which case white poppy seeds should be used.

Serve with pappadam, chutney, and any pickle.

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Moong Dal Khichari Recipe extracted from the vegetarian recipes of the "Healing Cuisine" book, which contains over 200 tasty ayurvedic, vegetarian indian recipes (see full list of vegetarian recipes)

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