How to make Nutritious Hariyali Matki Khichdi


Nutritious Hariyali Matki Khichdi is a super healthy, tasty and easy to make recipe which keeps your digestive system in order, it may help detoxify the body. It is advisable in diabetes, Hypothyroidism weight loos. Matki beans also known as moth beans are rich in protein, vitamin, minerals and high in fibre. It improves our health and gut health. Due to using green leafy vegetables and spices contain antioxidants potentially reducing risk of many diseases.

So, let’s begin the recipe…


  1. Matki beans (moth) – 1.5 cup
  2. White rice – 1 cup
  3. Fresh Coriander and mint leaves paste – 1/2 cup
  4. Spinach (Palak) – cup
  5. Vegetables of choice finely chopped – 1 cup (Green beans, carrots, green chilli, green peas)
  6. Onion finely chopped – 1 1/2 cup
  7. Ginger garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  8. Mustard oil or ghee – 2 tbsp
  9. Cumin and mustard seeds – 1/2 tbsp
  10. Pinch of Hing (Asafetida)
  11. Bay leaf, cardamom, clove – 1
  12. Turmeric, red chilli powder – 1/2 tbsp
  13. Water – 500 ml


  • Soak the matki beans overnight.
  • Soak white rice for 30 min before cooking.
  • Make a smooth paste of fresh coriander, mint leaves and green chilli.

Cooking method:-

  • Lets Heat 2 tbsp mustard oil or ghee in a cooker on a low flame. Once the oil is hot a little, crackle cumin and mustard seeds then add and slightly roast some bay leaf, cardamom, clove and pinch of hing.
  • Now add onion and sauté till it become golden. After that add turmeric, red chilli powder and roast a little.
  • Now add all the chopped veggies, soaked matki and rice into the cooker. Add salt and pepper as per your taste. Mix it well for 2 min. Add 500 ml water, cover it and take 3-4 whistles.
  • Once the khichdi is properly boiled, add half a cup of coriander and mint green paste and 1 cup chopped spinach. Stir it well and let it cook for 2-3 min. after that off the flame.

Your Nutritious Hariyali Matki Khichdi is ready. Serve it with raita and chutney.

Nutritional Value of Hariyali Matki Khichdi (per serving):-

Calories – 360kcal

Carbs – 39.7g

Protein – 15g

Fat – 6g

Fiber – 7.5g

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