Masala Fada Khichdi
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 2
Masala Fada Khichdi (Daliya Khichdi): A healthy Indian khichdi recipe of broken wheat (fada/daliya) cooked in vegetables and Indian spices.
  • Ground wheat (Fada / Daliya): 1/2 cup
  • Moong dal: 1/4 cup
  • Carrot:1/4 cup, diced
  • Potato:1/2 cup, peeled & diced
  • Onion:1/2 cup, diced
  • Green peas:1/4 cup
  • Water:1 1/2 cup
  • Oil: 1 tbsp
  • Ginger:1 tsp chopped
  • Garlic:1 tsp chopped
  • Green chili:1 tsp chopped
  • Cloves (laung):2 piece
  • Cinnamon stick (dal chini): 1/2 inch piece
  • Bay leaf (kadi patta):1 leaf
  • Mustard (rai):1 tsp
  • Cumin (jeera): 1 tsp
  • Red chili powder: 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder (haldi):1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala:1 tsp
  • Coriander powder (dhaniya):1 tbsp
  • Salt: to taste
  1. Rinse ground wheat (fada) and moong daal in running water until the starch runs out.
  2. Wash, peel off the potato skin and cut them into dices. Similarly chop the onions, carrot, ginger, garlic and green chilies.
  3. In a pressure cooker heat a tablespoon of oil and add mustard (rai), cumin seeds (jeera), cinnamon stick (dal chini), bay leaf (tej patta) and cloves (laung).
  4. Once the spices gets tempered throw in chopped garlic, green chili and ginger.
  5. Let the ginger get saute for some time till its raw flavor goes away.
  6. Add chopped onions and cook until they become translucent.
  7. Throw in chopped vegetables; carrot, potato and green peas.
  8. Add in Indian spices turmeric powder (haldi), red chili powder, garam masala powder and coriander powder (dhaniya). Mix the ingredients and cook for a minute.
  9. Now add water to and stir well. Also add fada (ground wheat) and yellow moong dal.
  10. Close the lid of pressure cooker and cook for 7 to 8 minutes on medium flame.
  11. Once cooked, turn off the gas and let the pressure cooker rest for another 4-5 minutes.
  12. Fada Khichdi (Daliya Khichdi) is ready to serve.
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