Dalia Khichdi Recipe

Vegetable Dalia Khichdi Recipe – This one is healthy yet delicious one pot meal. It is made from broken wheat (aka bulgur) and split yellow moong dal along with veggies and few spices.

Dalia Khichdi Recipe (Masala Vegetable Dalia Khichdi Recipe)

Dalia is north indian term and Fada (lapsi) is the Gujarati term. It is also called by names broken wheat, cracked wheat or bulgur. At home, we call it fada khichdi.

Broken wheat is high in fiber, low in calorie and full of nutrients. It is light on stomach and very easy to digest. If you are sick or have upset stomach, this should be in your menu. If making on such cases, reduce the spices or skip.

Because dalia is little bland in taste and many people do not like it. So here I have added few spices and veggies to make it flavorful and tasty.

I have used tomatoes, capsicum, carrot and peas as a mixture of vegetables. But you can use any mix e.g. cauliflower, broccoli, bottle gourd, zucchini, spinach, cabbage, green beans etc.

In this dalia recipe have skipped using onions and garlic. So this is no onion no garlic recipe. This is also vegan and gluten free recipe.

The consistency of this vegetable dalia khichdi is little runny compared to regular moong dal khichdi. It is like porridge. This is how we prefer at home. But if you like little thick than reduce the water amount.

Other than savory dish, this is used in making sweet dishes like lapsi, sweet dalia.

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How to make Vegetable Dalia Khichdi Recipe (Step by Step Photos):

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1) Take dalia and moong dal in a bowl.

2) Rinse them 2-3 times or till water is not more cloudy. Or wash them under running cold water.
Dalia Khichdi Recipe (Masala Vegetable Dalia Khichdi Recipe)

3) Heat the oil in a pressure cooker on medium heat. Once hot add mustard seeds and let them crackle. Then add cumin seeds and let them sizzle a bit.

4) Now add chopped green chili and ginger. Saute for 30 seconds or till the raw smell of ginger goes away.
Dalia Khichdi Recipe (Masala Vegetable Dalia Khichdi Recipe)

5) Add tomatoes, carrot, peas and capsicum.

6) Mix well and cook for a minute.
Dalia Khichdi Recipe (Masala Vegetable Dalia Khichdi Recipe)

7) Add salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder and garam masala.

8) Mix well and cook for a minute.
Dalia Khichdi Recipe (Masala Vegetable Dalia Khichdi Recipe)

9) Add washed dalia and moong dal.

10) Mix well.
Dalia Khichdi Recipe (Masala Vegetable Dalia Khichdi Recipe)

11) Add water. Cover the cooker with lid and put the weight on.

12) Cook for 4 whistles on medium heat. Then let the pressure go down by itself, open the lid. Mix using spatula.
Dalia Khichdi Recipe (Masala Vegetable Dalia Khichdi Recipe)

13) Lastly add chopped coriander leaves.

14) Mix and it is ready to serve.
Dalia Khichdi Recipe (Masala Vegetable Dalia Khichdi Recipe)

Serving suggestion: This vegetable dalia recipe can be served as it is. A warm bowl of dalia khichdi is very comforting meal. But it can be served with yogurt or kadhi.

Dalia Khichdi Recipe (Masala Vegetable Dalia Khichdi Recipe)

Dalia Khichdi Recipe (Masala Vegetable Dalia Khichdi Recipe)
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Dalia Khichdi Recipe (Masala Vegetable Dalia Khichdi Recipe)

Vegetable dalia khichdi recipe - very healthy, easy to digest, one pot meal made from broken wheat, moong dal, mix of veggies and few basic spices.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 2 servings
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

  • cup Dalia (Fada or Broken wheat or Cracked wheat or Bulgur)
  • cup Moong dal
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 Green chili chopped finely
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger chopped finely (Or use ginger paste)
  • ½ cup Tomato chopped
  • ½ cup Green peas
  • ½ cup Capsicum (green bell pepper) chopped
  • ½ cup Carrot chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon Garam masala
  • 2 ½ cups Water
  • 2 tablespoons Cilantro or coriander leaves chopped finely

Instructions

Making dalia khichdi recipe:

  1. Wash or rinse the broken wheat and moong dal together.
  2. Heath oil in a pressure cooker on medium heat. Once hot add mustard seeds and cumin seeds, let them crackle.
  3. Now saute in green chili and ginger for 30-40 seconds.
  4. Mix in veggies (tomato, peas, capsicum, carrot) and cook for a minute.
  5. Add salt and spice powders (turmeric, red chili, coriander powder and garam masala), mix very well.
  6. Add water and stir.
  7. Cover the cooker with lid, put the weight on and cook for 4 whistles on medium heat.
  8. Once pressure releases, open the lid.
  9. Add cilantro, mix and serve.

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