Moongdal-Rice Baath

There are many varities of rice dishes we can make by combining dal with rice.

Moongdal(split) rice is the easiest to make since moongdal and rice cooks at the same time. Everyone has different recipes with this combo, kichadi/rice usali is famous among them.

Growing up this was my favorite rice item. It tastes good when warm. I think it tastes even better after few hours.

These are the things we need for making.


Split Moongdal                1 cup

Rice                               1 ½ cup

For Grinding:

Onion                                1 small

Tomato                              1 big

Cumin                               1 tea spoon

Red chillies                        2 -3

Turmeric                            ½ teaspoon

Cilantro  leaves                  handful

For Tadka:

Oil                                   1 tablespoon

Mustard seed                     ½ tea spoon

Red Chilli                          1

Turmeric                            pinch

For garnishing:

Cashews                              8-10

Cilantro                                few leaves

Salt  for seasoning.



1. Wash and cook, dal and rice together in pressure cooker.

2. Grind onion, tomato, cumin seeds, red chilles, turmeric, cilantro into smooth paste

3. Heat a big pan, do the tadka add the grind paste and let it cook for about 5 minutes or till the raw smell is gone.            

4. Add cooked dal rice mixture, stir add more water to make it bit thin. Cook on medium heat, stir in between to mix well. Add salt to taste.          

5. Finally heat a teaspoon of ghee and fry cashews till light brown, add to the rice. Garnish with few coriander leaves.              


  Its ready to eat. Enjoy !

This is my entry for Paz’s ‘For the love of Rice’ event.


15 Responses to “Moongdal-Rice Baath”

  1. Krithika Says:

    Nice recipe. Is this a Karnataka speciality reason I ask is it is very similar to a recipe that I have for masala khichdi.

    Hi Kritika,

           This is not a karnataka speciality. May be maharastrian i am not sure. My mom used to make this, i learned from her.  Thanks …..

  2. Priya Says:

    Nice recipe Madhu ! i love this kind of comfort food.

    I have tagged u for a MEME, reply whenever possible.

  3. sudha vinodh Says:

    Nice one madhu, simple but yet tasty..will try soon.  

    Try it and let me know how u liked it.

  4. Paz Says:

    This looks very delicious! Thanks for participating in the FMR event and thanks for sharing the recipe with us!


  5. The Cooking Adventures of Chef Paz » From My Rasoi #6: For the Love of Rice (Part II) Says:

    […] continuation of the FMR contributions: Moongdal – Rice Baath from Ruchi Madhu shows us how she makes this flavorful-sounding rice […]

  6. The Cooking Adventures of Chef Paz » From My Rasoi #6: For the Love of Rice (Part II) Says:

    […] continuation of the FMR contributions: Moongdal – Rice Baath from RuchiMadhu shows us how she makes this flavorful-sounding rice […]

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    Even though this is the first time I am leaving a comment,I am regular visitor of your site and tried many items.My favourite is set dosa.It came out very well.Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    As this is the place where I can find many karnataka recipes,I couldn’t find the recipe of Bisibele bath.Can you pl. post the recipe if possible.
    saritha 🙂

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