Sprouted green moong khichdi recipe – How to make sprout green moong khichdi recipe – healthy recipes

Sprouted green moong khichdi is a delicious and healthy one pot meal with the goodness of protein in it.  It is made with sprouted green moong and rice and cooked in mild spices.  Green moong is full of nutritional benefits. This khichdi is very simple and easy to make as it can be easily done in a pressure cooker.  Sprouted green moong gives a good taste and flavour to the khichdi.  It can be had as a lunch time meal or as a breakfast dish.  Green moong khichdi is best served with curd, raita, papads, pickles or as it is plain.

Other khichdi recipes :

Masala dal khichdi

Barley khichdi

Moong dal khichdi

Oats khichdi


Prep Time :  15 mins

Cook Time : 15  mins

Servings : 4 persons

Indian cuisine


Sprouted green gram/moong – 1 cup

Rice – 1 cup

Ghee or oil – 2 tablespoons

Mustard seeds or rai – 1/2 teaspoon

Cumin seeds or jeera  – 1/2 teaspoon

Ginger-garlic paste – 1 teaspoon

Green chillies – 4 (slit vertically into 2)

Onion – 1 (chopped finely)

Tomatoes – 2 (chopped finely)

Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon

Red chilli powder  – 1/4 teaspoon

Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon

Garam masala – 1/2 teaspoon

Water – 4 cups

Salt to taste


Soak the rice in sufficient water for half an hour.   Then drain the water and keep the rice aside.

Heat oil or ghee in a small pressure cooker.  Add mustards seeds and cumin seeds and allow them to crackle.

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Add onions, ginger-garlic paste and green chillies and stir-fry for a while till the onions become translucent.  Add chopped tomatoes and cook on a low flame till the tomatoes become little soft.

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Then add sprouted green moong and the rice.  Add 4 cups of water and mix well.  Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala.  Mix well again.

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Lastly add ghee and salt.  Mix well.  Close the cooker with its lid and pressure cook for upto 4 whistles.

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Once the pressure has gone, open the lid and give a quick stir.  Delicious and healthy sprouted green moung khichdi is ready to be served.  Serve the khichdi hot with papads, pickles, raita or with plain curd.



You can also cook the khichdi in an open pan.  In that case, bring the water to a nice boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes till the rice is well cooked.

Khichdi tends to become thick once cooled down.  So add water accordingly when preparing khichdi.

You can add your own choice of vegetables like french beans, green peas, carrots to make it even more healthier.


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