How to make Dalia Khichdi | Broken Wheat Khichdi | Cracked Wheat Khichdi


how to make dalia khichdi


If you know how to make dalia khichdi, you can hit two fruits with one stone: make a vegetarian dish that is tasty and healthy. The two of the outstanding ingredients in this food that gives it an healthy dimension are the cracked wheat and moong dal.

Get to know how to make dalia khichdi and prepare it for breakfast, lunch or dinner.


This khichdi is also one of the dishes that diabetic patients may eat. Such patients should use only the vegetables advised by their physicians to make this khichdi.

The dalia khichdi also known as broken wheat khichdi or cracked wheat khichdi is easily digestible.

Dalia is in the class of whole grains. Such grains are said to offer a number of health benefits. For instance, cracked wheat has, among others, magnesium. It is said to reduce the risk of or help in the management of type 2 diabetes. These reasons should further increase your interest to learn how to make dalia khichdi.

Food Fact
A healthy diet should have a dish, among others, made from a whole grain, such as broken wheat, and that dish should occupy one-quarter of your plate.1

You can use the plain or sprouted moong to make the broken wheat khichdi. However, the sprouted moong is said to offer more health benefits. Find out how to sprout mung beans.

Food Fact
Moong dal or mung dal is said to reduce the risk of cardio vascular diseases.2

Peptides, which are protein fragments, in this dal are said to reduce hypertension.3

Curd and or an instant mango pickle, as side dishes, with the dalia khichdi can give you a greater feeling of satisfaction.

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Servings: 2-3

Ingredients:

1. Dalia / broken wheat / cracked wheat / godi nuchchu 1/2 cup
2. Moong dal / mung dal / hesaru bele / pesara pappu / paasi paruppu 1/2 cup
3. Ghee / Oil 1 tablespoon
4. Mustard 1/2 teaspoon
5. Cinnamon 1 small piece
6. Cumin / Jeera 1 teaspoon
7. Hing / asafoetida 2 pinches
8. Green chilies 3-4 or to taste, chopped
9. Ginger, chopped 1/2 teaspoon
10. Turmeric 1/4 teaspoon
11. Water 3-and-1/2 cups
12. Mixed vegetables: Beans, carrot, potato, capsicum and peas 1 cup
13. Salt to taste
14. Coriander leaves 1 teaspoon
15. Lemon juice to taste

How to make Dalia Khichdi?


1. Heat ghee/ oil in a pressure cooker pan.

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2. Add mustard when the ghee is hot.

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3. Add cinnamon, jeera and hing.

Fry till the jeera becomes golden brown.

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4. Add ginger.

Fry till the ginger turns to golden brown.

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5. Add green chilies.

Fry.

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6. Add dalia / broken wheat / cracked wheat.

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Fry for a minute.

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7. Wash the moong dal.

Add it to the dalia.

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Mix.
8. Add vegetables, turmeric, salt and water.

Mix.

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Cover the pressure cooker lid.
9. Cook till the cooker whistles once.

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Switch-off the stove.
10. Remove the lid after the pressure subsides.

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Add lemon juice.

Mix.

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11. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Dalia khichdi / broken wheat khichdi / cracked wheat khichdi is ready.

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TIPS How to make Dalia Khichdi?
1. When you remove the lid in Step 10, you will find the khichdi to be watery. The khichdi, however, becomes thick gradually when it begins to cool.
2. For extra taste, add a teaspoon of ghee in Step 10 and mix.
3. Using vegetables is not mandatory. Use only the vegetables advised by your physician for the khichdi for diabetic patients.