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Makar Sankranti 2022 | Make moong dal ‘masala khichdi’ on the day of Makar Sankranti, know the recipe. NTOI


-Seema Kumari

The holy festival of Hindus ‘Makar Sankranti’ is on 14-15 January. This festival is celebrated when the Sun planet enters Capricorn. Like every year, this year also this festival will be celebrated on 14th January. This festival is also known as ‘Khichdi’.

According to the belief, eating khichdi is considered very important on this day. On this day people not only make khichdi at their home but also distribute it as prasad. In such a situation, if you are also looking for a new recipe to make Khichdi this year, then let’s know how to make healthy and special Moong Dal Masala Khichdi.


  • 1 cup washed moong dal
  • a cup of rice
  • 1/2 cup chopped beans
  • 1 small potato
  • 1 cup Cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup carrots
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1 green chili chopped
  • 1/2 tsp ginger paste
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 2 dry red chilies
  • 1 teaspoon ground spices
  • 3 tbsp ghee
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds

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To make Moong Dal Ki Masala Khichdi, first wash and keep the moong dal and rice well. Now put ghee in a cooker and after heating it, add vegetables with spices and fry them. After this, put rice, moong dal and water in the cooker and whistle.

After this, heat ghee in a pan, add cumin and asafetida, then add tomato, green chili, turmeric powder, salt, red chili powder and ginger paste, garam masala and cook for some more time, then add the prepared khichdi to it and cook for about 10 minutes.

In a pan prepare the tempering of ghee, mustard seeds and dry red chillies. After removing the khichdi from the gas, garnish it with tempering and garnish with green coriander. Now serve this khichdi hot with curd, papad, ghee and pickle.



  1. amazing! You have shared a very informative article, Thanks a lot for the post makar sankranthi we loved it a lot..thank you and keep posting….


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