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Broken Wheat Khichdi

Comfort food at its best! This Broken Wheat Khichdi (or Daliya Khichdi) is the ultimate comfort food. Full of health and delicious to eat, this is a perfect one pot meal!
Course Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine Indian


  • 1 cup wheat roasted broken
  • 1 cup lentils mixed dals (moong, masoor, tur & channa)
  • 1 cup veggies mixed (diced)
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 1/2 cup chicken minced (optional, I put it when Ojas has not eaten his meat for the day)
  • 1/2 tsp jeera
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 - 3 chillies red (dry)
  • 1 green chilli
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala (optional again)
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp oil


  • Soak broken wheat and dal for 2-3 hours (It is okay if you don't soak, just boil it a bit longer then) in 5 cups of water.
  • Heat oil in a cooker.
  • Add jeera, mustard seeds and dry chillies.
  • Add bay leaf and cloves.
  • After 2 mins, add onions and fry till golden brown.
  • Add tomatoes and green chillies and fry for another 3 mins.
  • Add veggies and chicken fry for 2-3 mins.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Add the soaked broken wheat and dals along with water.
  • Pressure cook for about 3-4 whistles.
  • Serve hot with curd,pickle and kachumer salad for lunch/dinner and with green chutney for breakfast/snacks.


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