July 12, 2008

Broken wheat kichadi

I had two packets of broken wheat to be used. I remembered reading a pongal recipe using the same. I tried making pongal with some veggies added. It was very bland. So next time decided to make it in the lines of Pongal's counterpart ie. Kichadi. This is a spicier version of Ven-pongal - (rice+ moong dal+cumin+pepper)

broken wheat - 2 cup
moong daal - 1/2 cup
water - 5 cups
turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
chili powder - 1 tspn
cumin powder - 1 tspn
black peppercorn - 5nos
cumin seeds - 1 tspn
cinnamon - 1 "
crushed cloves - 3 nos
green chili chopped - 2 nos
Finely chopped veggies - 1 cup
I used onion,carrot and bell pepper. You can use any available veggie.
salt to taste
ghee -1 tblspn

Wash broken wheat and dal together. Take a pressure cooker. Heat a tablespoon of ghee. Add cumin seeds, peppercorn,cinnamon, crushed cloves and green chilli. When cumin seeds splutters, add the chopped veggies. Saute for 3 minutes till onion turns translucent. Add rest of the ingredients - broken wheat, moong dal, turmeric powder, chilli powder, cumin powder. Stir in water. Add salt to taste. Mix well.
Pressure cook for 3 whistles and cook for 5 minutes lowering the flame. Open the cooker, when the pressure is released. Mash with a spatula.
While serving add a dollop of ghee and serve with papad or raita.

Note: Next time, I will increase the turmeric quantity to get a better visual appeal. But for that, it was very tasty and filling.

This complete meal is heading to One Dish Meal Event hosted by Archana


  1. I made broken wheat kesari this morning for a quick breakfas! I am rather fond of dalia as it used to be a staple breakfast for us as kids when we left at 6:30 in the morning! Never had it as khichdi - Very good breakfast! You're right about adding haldi for visual appeal, but I am big on haldi just because it has a nice flavor too!


  3. I make broken wheat khichdi too. I love broken wheat. Yours looks delicious.

  4. Great idea to use broken wheat and make kichadi. Nice one! :)

  5. i love khichdi...and this one is def healthy i beleive ....a must try

  6. Very nutritious and filling... i add some chopped spinach too - Yummy! :) Love the taste and texture of broken wheat.

  7. Looks delicious and yummy .I also make broken wheat khicidi in breakfast..

  8. Very nice - looks delicious!

  9. Looks good ur Kichadi...Great idea!

  10. pongal with broken wheat is a good idea..nice one jayasree!!!

  11. broken wheat khichdi looks very delicious & healthy


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