Fada ni khichdi

Posted on June 24, 2009. Filed under: Chawal/rice/pulao/biryani, Pregnancy recipes | Tags: , , , |

A nutritious khichdi made with broken wheat and yellow moong dal, simmered with vegetables and spices.

Cooking Time : 40 min.
Preparation Time : 15 min.

Serves 4.

1 cup split yellow gram (yellow moong dal)
3/4 cup broken wheat (gehun ka fada/dalia)
1 cup potatoes, diced
1 cup green peas
1 cup cauliflower florests
1 cup onions, diced
1 tablespoon green chilliginger paste
1/2 teaspoon whole peppercorns
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
1 teaspoon chilli powder
salt to taste
For the tempering
1 stick cinnamon
3 cloves
1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 teaspoon asafoetida (hing)
3 tablespoons ghee
1. Wash and soak the moong dal and broken wheat for at least 15 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
2. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil and keep aside.
3. Prepare the tempering by heating the ghee in a pressure cooker, adding the cinnamon, cloves, cumin seeds and asafoetida and stirring for 30 seconds.
4. Add the dal and broken wheat together with all the other ingredients and stir for 4 to 5 minutes.
5. Add the hot water and pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles.
6. Allow the steam to escape and open the pressure cooker.
7. Stir the khichdi vigorously, adding a little hot water if required so that the dal and the broken wheat mix well.
8. Serve hot.
Serve with raita and methia keri sambhaar.

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