Monday, 20 July 2015

Dalia Khichudi (Broken / cracked wheat)

         
Dalia Khichudi



 
Dalia khichudi with moong dal, is a perfect one-dish meal. Addition of carrots and green peas gives this khichudi a great flavor and makes it nutritious and very tempting and tasty dish to eat.

Since cracked wheat is made from whole wheat it has fiber and nutrient of the wheat. If you love khichdi then Moong dal and Dalia khichudi will be one of the good options. Dalia and Moong dal are full of taste and flavor. It is easy to prepare.

Ingredients

½ Cup Dalia (Cracked wheat or
bulgur wheat)...
½ Cup split Moong split or skinned
yellow moong dal)
¼ Cup chopped carrots
½ Cup green peas
¼ Cup chopped potatoes
1 Green chili chopped
½ Tablespoon grated ginger
1 Medium ripe tomato- Chopped (optional)
1 Teaspoon panch foron / cumin seeds (Jeera)
1 Pinch of asafetida (Hing)
1 Whole dry red chilies – Break Chile in
half (optional)
1 bay leaf
2 Tablespoon vegetable oil and 1 Tablespoon Ghee
salt and sugar to your taste


                                                                 
Directions

1. In a bowl add dalia (cracked wheat) and dal and wash changing water several
times until the water appears clear, and then soak them in 2 cups water for 10
to 15 minutes.
2. Once dalia and dal are soaked, carefully pour out the soaking water and wash
the dalia and dal in several changes of water until water runs clear. Keep them
aside.
3. Chop the vegetables. Keep them aside.
4. In a pressure cooker heat the oil, add panch foron/ cumin seeds and fry them
for 1 minute or until they become light brown
5. Add red chili pieces, bay leaf and fry them for 1 minute or until chilies become
light brown. Add chopped tomatoes and mix with sautéed onions(optional).
7. Add chopped vegetables and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes, then add grated ginger and chopped green chilies and mix.
8. Now add soaked dalia and moong dal and stir it for few minutes, add salt, turmeric powder and 2½ cups of water, and mix. Now Close the lid of the cooker and cook on medium heat. (I made this khichdi like pullao . If you want can add more (3½ cup) water)
9. In about 8 to 10 minutes pressure cooker starts steaming, turn the heat
down and let it cook for 4 to 5 minutes and turn the heat off
10. Once the steam of pressure cooker goes down open the cooker, with the
cooking spoon mix Khichdi so that there are no lumps, turn the stove on
medium heat.
12. Once dal and dalia are cooked and they blend well with each other and you have the desired consistency turn the stove off.
13. When serving khichdi if you like garnish it with butter or ghee
14. Serve it with choice of pickle and yogurt.
Tips:
1. If cooking in sauce pan it will require more water and will take longer to
cook.
2. In khichidi Dalia and dal are generally over cooked and gooey in texture.
3. For making Moong dal dalia khicdi either use yellow dal or Split green dal.

Tips


1. If cooking in sauce pan it will require more water and will take longer to
cook.
2. In khichidi Dalia and dal are generally over cooked and gooey in texture.
3. For making Moong dal dalia khicdi either use yellow dal or Split green dal.

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