Moong Dal Daliya Khichdi is a healthy, one pot meal made using broken wheat, moong dal and spices. Serve this yummy dish with Gujarati Kadhi and Ghee. Here is how to make it.
About This Recipe
Khichdi for me is the best one pot meal that I can prepare whenever I want a comforting and satisfying meal. Piping hot and tender, it is such a pleasure to eat ghee laden Khichdi with luscious Gujarati Kadhi.
Traditionally, it is prepared with lentils and rice, but here are we are making a healthier version of the same using lentils and broken wheat. This Moong Dal Daliya Khichdi, also known as Fada Ni Khichdi in Gujarat is one scrumptious option that is a great twist to your usual Khichdi.
Daliya is basically broken wheat which is considered to be very good and healthy. Combining Daliya and Moong Dal in a one pot meal is good to be consumed when you are facing some stomach problems as well.
To keep the flavours of Daliya and Moong Dal intact, I have used some of the most basic spices like cloves, cinnamon, hing, dry red chilli and turmeric powder. It is pretty simple to make Moong Dal Daliya Khichdi and requires extra time or effort for assembling it.
It is also great to eat during pregnancy or if you are following a weigh loss plan.
Moreover, as its soft, smooth and savoury, Moong Dal Daliya Khichdi, it is easy to become its fan within minutes. So next time you want a comforting meal, fo give this Khichdi recipe a try with your favourite Raita or Khichdi.
This Moong Dal Daliya Khichdi is,
- Quick & Easy
- Perfect for light meals
- Good for Stomach
Wheat Daliya – Wheat Daliya or Broken Wheat is a healthy alternative to rice, and therefore this Khichdi is often prepared at home. It is packed with Vitamin, Minerals and Fibre, therefore you should definitely include it in your meals.
Dhuli Moong Dal – Along with broken wheat, we will add in dhuli moong dal, which adds protein in this healthy dish.
Whole Spices – We will keep it simple and thus add the flavour using whole spices such as cloves, cinnamon, cumin seeds and dry red chilli. You can even add black cardamom, if you like the flavour.
Ghee – Ghee adds a nice flavour in the same. You can even use oil instead of ghee, but I like the rich flavour ghee adds to this simple Khichdi.
Turmeric Powder, Hing and Salt – Add salt to taste and turmeric powder to add a nice yellow colour to this Khichdi. Hing adds a nice flavour too.
Step By Step Recipe
Wash daliya and moong dal in a bowl and keep aside.
Heat ghee in a pressure cooker.
Once the ghee is hot, add cumin seeds and hing and let them crackle for a few seconds.
Add dry red chillies, green chilli an ginger and cook or a minute.
Add the veggies and sauce for a minute.
Add the daily and moong dal, water, turmeric powder and salt.
Pressure the khichdi for one whistle on high heat, then simmer the heat and cook for 2 whites on low heat.
Remove the cooker from heat and let the pressure release automatically.
Open the lid and give khichdi a mix.
Add coriander and lemon juice and mix well.
Frequently asked Questions:
To make it vegan, you can use vegetable oil or olive oil instead of ghee to make this Khichdi. Other ingredients used in this Khichdi are vegan friendly.
Yes, to make it filling and wholesome, you can add vegetables such as tomato, onion, green peas, potatoes, cauliflower, carrot, bottle gourd, cabbage, broccoli, green beans or any other vegetable you prefer. It is also a great way to use up all the leftover vegetables sitting in the fridge.
You can use Chana Dal, Green Moong Dal, Tuvar Dal or even Black dal to make this Khichdi. You can also use a combination of two or three dal to prepare this Khichdi.
I will recommend you to make it fresh and serve, as it tastes the best when served steaming hot. But if you have leftovers, you can store it for about 2 days, in an air tight container.
If you feel it has become a little dry after storing in the fridge, add a little water while reheating and mix properly. Heat until hot and serve.
- 1 tbsp Ghee
- 2-3 Cloves
- 1 inch Cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp Hing
- 1 tsp Cumin seeds
- 2-3 Dry red chilli
- 1/2 cup Wheat Daliya
- 1/2 cup Dhuli Moong Dal
- Salt to taste
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
- 4 cups Water
- Heat ghee in a pressure cooker.
- Once the ghee is hot, add cloves, cinnamon, hing, cumin seeds and dry red chilli and let them crackle for a few seconds.
- Add daliya and moong dal along with water, salt and turmeric powder.
- Pressure cook until dailya and dal are cooked.
- Serve hot with some ghee on top.