Gehun ki Bikaneri Khichdi


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Gehun ki Bikaneri Khichdi, a wholesome and nutritious wheat and moong dal khichdi is a meal in itself. Serve it with curds, ghee and a spicy mango pickle to thoroughly enjoy it!

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Rice is not native to Rajasthan as a result of which wheat, bajra and jowar are the preferred cereals even for making rice like dishes like khichdi, raab etc. Rajasthanis have invented novel and interesting ways wherein they prepare khichdis out of wheat and bajra instead of from rice. This recipe probably originated in Bikaner and is therefore named after the city. A wholesome and nutritious wheat and moong dal khichdi is a meal in itself. Serve it with curds, ghee and a spicy mango pickle to thoroughly enjoy it!

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  1. Clean, wash and soak the wheat overnight. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Clean, wash and soak the moong dal for 2 to 3 hours. Drain and keep aside.
  3. Grind the wheat to a coarse paste in a blender without using any water.
  4. Heat the ghee in a pressure cooker and add the cumin seeds, green chillies and asafoetida.
  5. When the seeds crackle, add the ground wheat and moong dal and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes.
  6. Add salt and 3½ cups of hot water and pressure cook for 6 to 7 whistles or until the wheat is cooked.
  7. Serve hot.
RECIPE SOURCE : Rajasthani CookbookBuy this cookbook
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Foodie #618511October 14, 2014

Its a khichdi without using rice..! Surprising yet amazing.. It is not spicy at all.. but the wheat and the yellow moong dal combinatioon is just awesome.. It is one of the best type of khichdi i have had.. thanks for such a wonderful and healthy recipe..!!

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Reviewed October 14, 2014by Foodie #618511

Its a khichdi without using rice..! Surprising yet amazing.. It is not spicy at all.. but the wheat and the yellow moong dal combinatioon is just awesome.. It is one of the best type of khichdi i have had.. thanks for such a wonderful and healthy recipe..!!

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