Fada ni khichdi is one of those wholesome one pot dish that can be served for breakfast, lunch, or any time of the day. This is made with broken wheat and moong dal with vegetables and makes a complete meal.
I adapted this from Tarla Dalal and really loved it when I had made it for our dinner of the weekdays. While I have used broken wheat as Upma, Sakkara Pongal, this is the first time I was making it as a Khichdi.
Khichdi is same as the Ven Pongal that’s made in South India. We refer Khichdi to the dish made with Semolina and Vegetables, while this version of Khichdi is similar to Ven Pongal. Of course, we do not add vegetables to the general Ven pongal version.
Whatever, it’s now agreed on that we all love Khichdis and it’s the dish to make when we want some simple one pot meal for any meal! This one pot meal is a popular Gujarati Dish.
I went shopping for Dalia and now will have to think of other dishes I could make with the rest that is left out. Some of the other dishes made with Broken Wheat or Sambar Godumai are
This Khichdi can be served with just pickle and some curds if you want.
Fada Ni Khichdi the dish for F in the AtoZ Biryani/Pulao/Khichdi Festival that’s happening for the April Mega Marathon, where I have opted to make 26 Rice dishes. If you are interested to know what I am doing for F in C4AS, go ahead check it out!
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Fada Ni Khichdi | Broken Wheat Khichdi
3/4 cup Broken Wheat / Dalia / Samba Godumai Rava
1 cup Split Yellow Moong Dal
3 tbsp Ghee
1 /2 inch Cinnamon
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp Asafoetida
1/2 tsp Black Peppercorns
1 inch Ginger
1 cup Onions
3 nos Green Chilli
1 cup Green Peas
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1 cup Potato
Salt to taste
Handful Coriander Leaves for garnish
How to make Fada Ni Khichdi
Wash and soak the broken wheat and moong dal in enough water for at least 15 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
Make a paste of ginger and green chilies.
Heat the ghee in a pressure cooker and add the cinnamon, cloves, cumin seeds, and hing.
When the seeds crackle, saute the onions, ginger green chili paste.
Next, add all the vegetables and combine well. Cook on high flame.
Now drain the rice and dal, add to the pan, sauté on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes.
Add 4 cups of hot water, mix well and pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles.
Let the pressure fall down before opening the lid.
Mix well using a spoon, adding a little hot water if required, so that the dal and the broken wheat are mixed well.
Garnish with coriander and serve hot with fresh curds.