Dalia Khichdi

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

Also try: Moong Dal.

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 – a large pinch
  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 asafoetida. Let it splutter
  5. Add onions, ginger and green chilli. 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. Rinse the soaked dalia, dal and rice 4-5 times. 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.

7 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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