Fada Ni Khichadi/Daliya Khichadi/Broken wheat porridge

Khichadi is a comfort meal. We all know it as a comfort meal.

Khichadi is known to be made in different ways in different parts of the country.

Broken wheat has been a favorite meal, when mom would cook it with a warm peas curry and serve, on a winter evening. This khichadi is an extension of the same.

Fada in Gujarati comes from the word broken, here we are using broken wheat ( a.k.a daliya). This recipe can be easily adapted with broken millets and other grains.

Fada ni khichadi is a complete meal, with grains, pulses, and vegetables and served with curd, salad, or the sweet mango pickle (chunda) , which makes a great meal.

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Fada ni Khichadi /Daliya Khichadi/Gujrati Khichadi
Broken wheat or daliya, fortified with moong dal( yellow split gram) and vegetables. A simple hearty dish popular in Gujrati households, as a complete meal, or sometimes eaten with Kadhi ( Curry) or Chunda ( sweet mango pickle)
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 30 Minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 30 Minutes
  1. In a bowl wash together the dal, rice and daliya and soak for 30 minutes
  2. Take a pressure cooker and add 1 tbsp ghee
  3. Add cumin , and allow to splutter. Then add ginger garlic and chilies and roast them till fragrant.
  4. Now add onion slices and allow them to get translucent.
  5. Add tomatoes , and chopped vegetables .
  6. Add all the powdered spices, turmeric, coriander, chili powder and allow to cook till the liquid from tomatoes is a bit soaked up.
  7. Now add the soaked and drained grain mix and garam masala. Add salt to taste.
  8. Add 2 and 1/2 cups of water ( about little more than three times the grain mix) and allow to cook for 8-10 min on medium .(2-3 whistles )
  9. Now serve hot after the pressure releases itself . Garnish with another spoon of ghee U can use coriander leaves for garnish.
  10. Serve with chunda (the sweet gujrati mango pickle ) to balance the heat.
Recipe Notes
  1. One can skip the rice and accordingly reduce the quantity of water 
  2. Vegetables choice can vary 
  3. Instead of broken wheat or in addition , one may use broken  millets (to be soaked separately and for longer )
  4. Use of ghee is completely on to Ur discretion.

Another simple recipe which u can book mark is that of Achari Khichadi.

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