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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Daliya Khichdi-Cracked Wheat Khichdi

Dalia Khichdi/Samba gothumai rava khichdi is delicious, healthy, comforting, easy to prepare and is quite filling. It can be had for lunch or for dinner. I have added vegetables to make it more nutritious. Today let us learn how to make daliya (broken wheat) khichdi using our easy khichdi recipe.

Daliya Khichdi-Cracked Wheat Khichdi

Dalia Khichdi-Samba Gothumai Khichdi

Dalia Khichdi-Samba Gothumai Khichdi

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Serves: 1
 Recipe CategoryLunch-Dinner
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Daliya - 1/2 cup
   Onion -1 finely chopped
   Green chilli - 1 finely chopped
   Ginger-garlic paste -1/2 tsp

   Carrot - 1 finely chopped
   Beans - 5-6 finely chopped
   Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp (optional)
   Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
   Salt to taste

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 1 tbsp
   Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
   Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
   Curry leaves - a sprig

   For Garnishing

   Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp finely chopped
   Ghee/clarified butter - 2 tsp


Chop all the vegetables finely.

Dry roast dalia until a little hot to touch or until you get a slight aroma of roasted dalia.

Soak daliya in 1 1/2 cup of hot water for 10 minutes. (quantity of water differs according to the quality of dalia)


Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and mustard seeds, when it splutters, add finely chopped onions, green chilli, curry leaves and saute till onions turn transparent.

Add ginger-garlic paste (or finely chopped ginger and garlic) and saute for a few more minutes.

roasting dalia

Add carrot, beans, chilli powder, coriander powder and salt needed. Mix well.

samba gothumai rava khichdi with vegetables

Add the soaked dalia along with the water. Taste the water to check for salt. If needed add at this stage.

Then pressure cook for 3 whistles keeping it in a vessel inside the cooker as shown in the picture below.

dalia khichdi recipe

Once the pressure subsides, open the cooker, add 2 tsp of ghee, garnish with coriander leaves, mix well and serve hot.

cracked wheat khichdi recipe

This khichdi should not be like upma but should be mushy.

Note - You can add a fistful of fresh green peas and 2-3 florets of chopped cauliflower also. 

You can prepare this adding moong dal also. Soak 2 tbsp of moong dal along with dalia and pressure cook. If you are cooking directly in pressure cooker, 1-2 whistles is sufficient but take care not to burn it. 

If you are on a diet, you can skip ghee.

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  1. I love this recipe a lot. i used to make it as lunch item when i am single.

  2. mmm.... My favorite. Looks very yummm and healthy.

  3. quick simple n tasty dish...
    looks perfect!!!!!!

  4. my favourite one ,today morning we have this nice clicks

  5. OMG,very tempting recipe dear...

  6. Super healthy and delicious khichdi..

  7. Delicious recipe! And so nice and simple, but so healthy!

  8. very healthy and delicious breakfast...looks very tempting!!

  9. I wonder if the "cracked wheat" here in the U.S.A will give the same delicious result? I am going to give it a try using your method!

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  11. my go to dinner when I feel something quick and healthy. looks so creamy

  12. looks super healthy and tasty. its one of my fav's.

  13. Very healthy and yummy khichdi,looks so tempting.

  14. A simple and healthy dish, thanx for dropping by on my blog, discovered a whole treasure of recipes here .......

  15. A very nutritious and delicious recipe

  16. this looks so good! I think it's been long overdue for me to make this khichdi!

  17. Nice, have always made normal upma using daliya, will try out this khichadi recipe too :) Thanks for sharing this one !

  18. Besh besh.. kitchen na adhu padhu's kitchen dhaan

  19. Very very helpful. I log in once a week to download recipes for the next week. Thank you and a great job!

  20. I tried your dish really very tasty thank you

  21. hi padhu...
    lovely recipe.. have tried oly upma with godhuma rava..this is different and tried for today breakfast.. its so yum and filling too.. thanks for a healthy recipe.. my mom loved this dish..

  22. hi padma,all your dishes are healthy ,simple and tasty.where are u nowdays ,in chennai or singapore,i usually browse your website but commenting after long time.bye take care.please update your current photo,how are your kids,must be they are grown up and studying in higher secondary.


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