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A chronicle of my kitchen experiments, a little healthy a little indulgent

Broken Wheat Khichdi

Of  late in my search of healthy things to eat the standard namkeen daliya and khichdi have met to make a Broken Wheat Khichdi for me…

Its extremely healthy, light and good for kids, adults and dieters too and believe me its yummy… the first time I made it N said na u have this boring food but when he tasted he loved it and all of us at home are now hooked on to it..

Ingredients

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

Method

  • Soak broken wheat and dal for 2-3 hours (its ok if u dont soak, u just have to boil a little longer)  in 5 cups of water
  • Heat oil in a cooke
  • 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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The other day I was chatting with Tara and discussing the marinates for our grilled chicken and I mentioned to her the green masala and she requested me to put it up here… so here it is dear for u :)

  • 1/2 bunch of mint leaves
  • 1 bunch of coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 6-7 dry red chillies (reduce if u dont like spicy food)
  • 2-3 green chillies (again depends on u)
  • 1-inch cinnamon
  • 4 cloves
  • 2-3 black pepper seeds
  • 1 black cardamom (u can use green also if black is not there)
  • salt to taste

grind the above to a coarse powder, mix with Olive oil and marinate the chicken overnight in the fridge and then grill as usual

PS: I have been running really really really busy will reply to all the comments soon…

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12 comments on “Broken Wheat Khichdi

  1. Tara
    September 19, 2009

    is broken wheat and daliya different?

    I make daliya khichadi like u have mentioned and we like it with curd.

    and thankoooo for the marinade details.. will try after navratris

  2. Pixie
    September 19, 2009

    The recipes look yum!
    Will use the marinate recipe on potaotes and grill ‘em!! hehehe
    :D :D

    Happy weekend Monu! hugs!! :)

  3. umsreflections
    September 19, 2009

    Oh !!! yeah !!! I too make broken wheat khichdi, when I am totally lost ideas for cooking and everytime it had been a great saviour as there are many takers for it, at my home.

    Thats a nice marinade, will note it down and try it, for sure. :)

  4. INDY
    September 19, 2009

    Wow! I wish I had read this earlier would have used it for my iftar snack! Oh sounds divine! will try it soon!!thank u for sharing! :) :)

  5. hitchwriter
    September 19, 2009

    interesting.. recipe printed.. lets see what wife has to say about this..

  6. supmm
    September 19, 2009

    oh the green masala sounds nice…shall have to ry tht sooon :)

  7. Reema
    September 19, 2009

    I love khichdi!

  8. Solilo
    September 21, 2009

    Yum again. Love Khichdi.

  9. Meira
    September 21, 2009

    :) wil ltry after a month. right now the in laws are here they want nothing healthy (read without a kilo of ghee) for their sons.

  10. Aathira
    September 21, 2009

    Wow…

    I have been looking for a khichdi recipe for ages… which is tried and tested and I know is good :)

    That marinate is gonna come so handy when I am gonna do a barbeque (I am planning one next month at my place)

  11. Just call me 'A'
    September 23, 2009

    hmmm i’ve eaten wheat khichdi a couple of times but I’ve always develop boils in my mouth….no idea why….i’m not allergic to wheat for sure….maybe it was something else in the Khichdi.

    I use a similar green paste for cooking coriander chicken :), minus the mint and adding garlic. i love green paste for dry frying and grilling. slurppp…i’m hungry with all this food talk..

  12. maald
    February 1, 2010

    Forwarding this recipe to the women folk in my khandan (with gratitude to Monika); regarding JcmA’s comment above, here is some information about grains that we all should know:

    Grains contain phytic acid: an antinutrient
    The phytic acid in plant foods (grains, nuts, beans etc.) binds with minerals (notably iron and zinc), so that the body cannot absorb these nutrients as well. This means that even though 100% whole wheat bread has more iron than white bread, your body actually gets more iron from white bread than from whole wheat bread, if eaten in isolation.

    Absorption of minerals can be enhanced by soaking grains, leavening them (such as in normal breads) fermenting them (such as in sourdough bread — fermenting is more effective than leavening with yeast), sprouting them (such as in traditional Northern European rye bread and in sprouted wheat bread) and by eating vitamin C rich products at the same time.

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