Saturday, June 6, 2015

Fada ni Khichdi/Broken Wheat and Yellow Split Moon Dal ni Khichdi

This dish is a one pot meal with nutritious broken wheat, yellow split moong dal and your choice of vegetables. It is very satisfying and filling meal that provides healthy properties needed to stay fit.

Soaking time: 30 minutes
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 to 20 minutes
Serving: 4

  • 1 cup broken wheat/ gau na fada
  • 3/4 cup yellow split moong dal
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 1 cup diced potatoes
  • 3/4 cup green peas
  • 3/4 cup diced carrots
  • 4 green chillies (slit)
  • 5 to 6 curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger 
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 3 to 4 red dried chillies (boria)
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 cloves
  • 4 whole black peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida/hing
  • 2 tablespoon chopped green coriander leaves
  • 1 teaspoon shredded carrots for garnishing 
  • 3 tablespoon ghee or oil (I prefer ghee)
  • 4 cups of water
  • salt to taste

  1. Wash and soak the broken wheat and yellow moong dal in water for at least 30 minutes. Drain and keep it aside
  2. Heat the ghee in a pressure cooker on a medium flame. Add the cinnamon, cloves, cumin seeds, black peppercorns and hing
  3. When the cumin crackles, add all the ingredients including the dal and broken wheat
  4. Saute for 3 to 4 minutes
  5. Add 4 cups of hot water, mix well and cook on medium heat up to 4 whistles
  6. Allow the steam to escape before the opening the lid
  7. Toss and fluff the khichdi 
  8. Garnish with green coriander leaves and shredded carrots
  9. Serve hot with Yogurt/dahi, pickle and papad

- You can make this dish in rice cooker.
- You can use any vegetable of your choice.
- I like this khichdi little bit like a thick stew. You can make this khichdi according to your liking - thick or little runny. 
- For Jains use green peas, corn, cabbage, long beans and tuver dana/ lilva na dana.

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