Moong dal aur chawal ki khichri

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By Madhur Jaffrey

Published 2023

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You might call khichri one of India’s soul foods. It dates from antiquity, from before the birth of Christ or Buddha. At its simplest, it is a porridge of rice and moong dal, which even babies on solid food can eat as moong dal is, of all dals, the easiest to digest. (I give you that baby/child recipe below right.) But khichri can get expansive, grand and more modern to include all manner of spices, seasonings and vegetables. You may serve this expansive version on any festive day. I used t