Dalia Khichdi

When I am lazy to cook and yet need to have something light, Khichdi always pops up in my mind. Dalia Khichi is prepared with dalia (broken wheat), moong dal dhuli (split & skinned mung beans) and rice. A bit of veggies and spices too. And another thing it is healthy too. Enjoy!!!

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: North Indian

Time: Preparation – 5 Mins, Cooking – 25, Total – 30 Mins

Servings: 3-4


  1. Moong Dal Dhuli (Split & Skinned Mung Beans) – 1/2 cup
  2. Dalia (Broken Wheat) – 1/2 cup (roasted)
  3. Rice – 1/2 cup
  4. Onion – 1 medium (finely chopped)
  5. Tomatoes – 2 medium (finely chopped)
  6. Green Chilli – 1 (finely chopped)
  7. Ginger – 1 inch (finely chopped)
  8. Black Pepper Seeds – 6
  9. Clove – 3
  10. Asafoetida – 1/6 tsp
  11. Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  12. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  13. Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
  14. Turmeric Powder – 1/3 tsp
  15. Garam Masala Powder – 1/3 tsp
  16. Ghee (clarified butter) – 3 tsp (you can use oil as well, but it tastes best in ghee)
  17. Water – 4.5 cups
  18. Salt to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML

How to Make Dalia Khichdi:

  1. Take a bowl. Add dalia, moong dal and rice. Add water and soak it for 15-20 mins
  2. Meanwhile heat ghee in a pressure cooker
  3. Add black pepper seeds and cloves. Saute for a few seconds
  4. Add cumin seeds and let it splutter
  5. Add onions, ginger, green chilli and asafoetida. Saute till onions are translucent
  6. Add tomatoes and spices – turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder
  7. Cook till oil starts to separate
  8. Wash and rinse the soaked dalia, dal and rice. Add it to the pressure cooker
  9. Add garam masala powder, salt and water. Mix well
  10. Close the lid and cook on high flame for 5-6 whistles
  11. Turn off the flame and do not release pressure
  12. Once pressure has settled down open the lid and stir a little
  13. Your Dalia Khichdi is ready
  14. Top it with ghee and serve hot with curd or your favorite pickle.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. mistimaan says:

    Looks good

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Delicious! I make DALIA PULAO…. must try this khichdi

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you!!! I’ll try the pulao 🙂


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