Dalia Khichdi (Broken Wheat Khichdi)


  • 1/4 cup Dalia (broken wheat)
  • 1/4 cup moong dal (skinned yellow lentils)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 green chilli slit
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 – 1 cup mixed vegetables chopped (carrots, peas, beans, cauliflowers)
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt (adjust according to taste)
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 2 cups water

Method –

  1. Wash and soak Dalia and moong dal together for 30 minutes
  2. Chop tomatoes, onions and vegetables and set aside
  3. Grate ginger and set aside
  4. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker
  5. Sauté cumin till it sizzles
  6. Add onions and fry till golden brown
  7. Fry ginger till aromatic
  8. Add tomatoes, salt, turmeric powder
  9. Cook until mushy
  10. Add chilli powder and sauté for 1 minute
  11. Add vegetables and sauté for 2-3 minutes
  12. Drain water completely from soaked dal and Dalia
  13. Add to the cooker and sauté for 2-3 minutes on medium high flame
  14. Pour 2 cups of water and mix well
  15. Pressure cook for 2 whistles
  16. Once the pressure releases, open the lid and check the consistency
  17. If it is too thick, pour a little boiling water and mix

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