Vegetable Dalia Khichdi is an Indian khichdi with broken wheat (dalia), moong, and vegetables in a pressure cooker. It is a comforting, wholesome one-pot meal with good nutrients. Be sure to watch the video!
Usually, the Indian dal khichdi is made with rice and lentil. I have got for you a delicious khichdi recipe that has zero rice.
The key ingredient of this khichdi is broken wheat or dalia (as we call it in Hindi). In Gujarati Cuisine, this khichdi is known as fada ni khichdi.
Reasons To LOVE This Dalia Khichdi
- protein, fibre-packed healthy meal
- wholesome, fulfilling, and nourishing
- easy to make in a pressure cooker or instant pot
- pure vegetarian and possibly vegan (skip ghee)
About Broken Wheat (Dalia)
Dalia is a cracked or broken wheat (bulgur wheat) prepared by coarsely milling whole wheat grains. It is derived from the fibrous husk of the wheat grain and is considered highly nutritious because:
- It has five times more fibre than other processed grains
- It is beneficial for those on a high protein and low carb diet.
- It is a rich source of magnesium and iron
- It keeps you full for a longer duration.
Broken Wheat is not a gluten-free grain. But it is vegetarian and a plant-based vegan ingredient used to make upma or sweet porridge (meetha dalia).
Moong Dal: The yellow moong dal gives the perfect texture and taste to the khichdi.
Vegetables: From carrots, beans, broccoli, potato, and green peas, to mushrooms and green leafy vegetables, you can add a variety of veggies to this dalia khichdi.
Ghee: I have used ghee (clarified butter) to cook this khichdi. You can use coconut, vegetable, or olive oil to make a vegan and dairy-free khichdi.
Seasoning: Salt, red chili powder, turmeric, and fresh coriander.
Dalia Khichdi is best enjoyed fresh and piping hot with a flavoursome bowl of mint raita, kachumber salad, papad, and homemade mango pickle.
My favourite side dishes with khichdi are masala potato fry and Gujarati Kadhi.
Store the leftover khichdi in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1 – 2 days. Add ⅛ to ¼ cup of water to the khichdi while reheating to get the desired consistency. You can reheat dalia khichdi on a stovetop or microwave.
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Vegetable Dalia Khichdi Recipe
- 1 cup broken wheat (dalia)
- ¼ cup yellow moong dal
- ghee (clarified butter)
- ½ tablespoon cumin seeds (jeera)
- 1 tablespoon grated ginger
- ¼ teaspoon hing (asafoetida)
- ½ cup chopped onion
- ½ cup chopped tomato
- Salt to taste
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon red chili powder
- ¼ cup carrot, diced
- ¼ cup potato, diced
- ¼ cup broccoli florets
- ¼ cup green peas (fresh or frozen) (see recipe)
- 4 cup water
- ¼ cup chopped fresh coriander
- Rinse, and wash moong dal with water. Soak it in 1 cup water for 10 minutes.
- Heat ghee in a pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds, ginger, asafoetida, and fry for 10 – 20 seconds to release the aroma of spices.
- Add chopped onion and fry till onion become light golden in color. Next, add chopped tomato, salt, and spices. Stir to combine and fry the masala till the tomatoes are mushy.
- Add broken wheat, soaked dal (drain the water), and mix nicely.
- Add all the vegetables, and combine all the ingredients together.
- Add water, mix, and seal the lid of the pressure cooker. Cook dalia khichdi over medium heat for 1 – 2 whistles. The cooking time on the stovetop is 15 minutes. Let the steam release naturally from the pressure cooker. Open the lid and check khichdi for doneness.
- Garnish dalia khichdi with a lot of fresh coriander.
- Serve Vegetable Dalia Khichdi warm with raita and pickle.
- You can use bulgur wheat or quinoa as well for this khichdi recipe.
- Use the saute mode and pressure cooker mode of the instant pot to make this dalia khichdi. The pressure cook time is 5 minutes.
- To make a vegan dalia khichdi use coconut oil or vegetable oil for cooking rather than ghee.
This recipe helped me a lot for recovery appetite during Corona. Thank you mam
Hina Gujral says
I am so happy to know that I could help you in some way. Get well soon!
Shruthi Reddy says
Wow so healthy this is! Surely going to try
Hina Gujral says