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Brown Rice Kitchari Recipe With Coconut And Green Moong Dal

Brown rice kitchari with green moong dal is so easy to make and tastes yummy and filling too.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 461kcal


  • 1 cup brown rice (I used Thai brown rice)
  • ½ cup green mung beans green moong dal
  • ¾ cup grated coconut
  • 4 cups water
  • ¼ teaspoon salt or as required

For seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 5 red chilies optional, avoid the chilies if making for babies or small kids
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil


  • Wash the brown rice and soak in water for about half an hour.
  • After soaking, drain the water, rinse the rice lightly and keep it aside.
  • Wash the green mung beans also and keep it aside along with rice, you can keep rice and mung beans together in a bowl (it is not necessary to soak the green mung beans before cooking)
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add the cumin seeds.
  • As the cumin seeds are fried, add the red chilies and fry for few seconds.
  • Add the brown rice and green mung beans, saute for a few seconds until the rice beans mixture is well coated with the seasoning.
  • Add the coconut and saute for another 1 minute.
  • Add the salt and water, mix everything well. Now the one pot pressure cooker khichdi - kitchari mixture is ready to be cooked.
  • Close the lid of the pressure cooker and cook in medium heat for about 10 minutes or until 3 to 4 whistles come. (make sure you use the safety valve of the cooker and follow all directions in the manual for your safety while using pressure cooker).
  • After 10 minutes of cooking, you can switch off the stove and wait for the pressure cooker to cool down.
  • Once the pressure cooker is cooled, you can open the cooker and see if the rice and beans are cooked well and if the water is absorbed enough (little water is fine as it will get absorbed gradually and many khichdi recipes even call for retaining some water).


The texture of the khichdi or kitchari is quite mushy and sticky but it is delicious and soft! Enjoy the brown rice green mung beans khichdi as it is or with little fresh yogurt or raitha or any vegetable salads or curry or dal or dry coconut chutney as you wish!


Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Sodium: 175mg | Potassium: 734mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 565IU | Vitamin C: 82.3mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 4.1mg