Broken wheat and moong dal porridge / Fada ni Khichadi

Fada ni Khichadi

Fada ni Khichadi


  • 1 cup split yellow gram (yellow moong dal)
  • 1 cup broken wheat (gehun ka fada/dalia)
  • 1 cup potatoes, diced
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 1 cup cauliflower florests
  • 1 cup onions, diced
  • 1 tablespoon green chili-ginger paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole peppercorns
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • salt to taste

For the tempering

  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 6 cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1/2 teaspoon asafoetida (hing)
  • 2 tablespoons ghee


  1. Wash and soak the moong dal and broken wheat for at least 15 minutes. Drain and keep aside in a large vessel that can accommodate all the ingredients and will fit in your pressure cooker
  2. Prepare the tempering in a small pan by heating the ghee and adding the cinnamon, cloves, cumin seeds and asafetida and stirring for 30 seconds
  3. Add tempering to the dal and broken wheat along with all the vegetables and other ingredients and stir for 4 to 5 minutes
  4. Add 4 cups of water to it and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles
  5. Allow the steam to escape and open the pressure cooker
  6. Stir the khichdi vigorously, adding a little hot water if required so that the dal and the broken wheat mix well
  7. Serve hot with raita or plain yogurt by the side

Serves: 2

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