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Whole Wheat and Vegetable Khichdi

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Khichdi is one of the homeliest of dishes, which revives and comforts you after a tough day! It is easy and quick to make, yet satiating, nutritious and tasty too, which is probably what makes it popular with almost everybody.

Whole Wheat and Vegetable Khichdi is a dish that is ideal for those with diabetes and high cholesterol, as rice has been replaced with whole wheat. This khichdi, spiced with a mixture of Indian spices, tastes best when served hot with a bowl of curds.

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Whole Wheat and Vegetable Khichdi recipe - How to make Whole Wheat and Vegetable Khichdi

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients
1/2 cup whole wheat (gehun) , soaked for 6 hours and drained
1/2 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram) , soaked for 15 to 20 minutes and drained
1 tsp oil
2 to 3 peppercorns (kalimirch)
2 cloves (laung / lavang)
25 mm (1”) stick cinnamon (dalchini)
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
a pinch asafoetida (hing)
1/4 cup thinly sliced onions
1 cup mixed vegetables (french beans , carrot and green peas)
salt to taste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 1/2 tsp coriander-cumin seeds (dhania-jeera) powder

For The Garnish
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

For Serving
fresh curd
Method
    Method
  1. Blend the whole wheat in a mixer to a coarse paste using approx. ½ of cup water. Keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker, add the peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon and cumin seeds.
  3. When the cumin seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Add the mixed vegetables and sauté on a medium flame for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Add the ground wheat paste and moong dal, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 1 more minute.
  7. Add the salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander-cumin seeds powder and 3 cups of water, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  8. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  9. Garnish with coriander and serve immediately with fresh curds.

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  2. What is khichdi ? Think comfort food, and khichdi is the first option that comes to mind. Easy to make, a one pot dish dinner, and a one dish meal, the khichdi is the epitome of convenience. Breakfast, brunch, supper or dinner, if you want a simple meal in a hurry, look no further than the humble khichdi.    Khichdi is usually made with a combination of grains and dals, cooked till soft and mushy, just a little thicker than porridge. This makes it comforting to the palate and easy to digest too. Most commonly, khichdi is made of rice and moong dal. This Dal Khichdi is perhaps the homeliest meal that one can think of, the only food you can think of having after a bout of fever or a depressing day! 

what is whole wheat vegetable khichdi made off?

  1. what is whole wheat vegetable khichdi made off? whole wheat dal khichdi  is made from 1/2 cup whole wheat (gehun) , soaked for 6 hours and drained, 1/2 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram) , soaked for 15 to 20 minutes and drained, moxed vegetables and Indian spices.

soaking whole wheat

  1. This is what whole wheat looks like.
  2. Put whole wheat in a deep glass bowl of water and clean the whole wheat with your fingers. There is very little dirt as you can see.
  3. Change the water and now you whole wheat is clean.
  4. Cover and soak for 6 hours or overnight.
  5. This is how the whole wheat looks in the morning.
  6. Drain.
  7. Keep aside. 1/2 cup whole wheat gives 1 cup after soaking and draining,.
  8. Put the soaked whole wheat in a mixer.
  9. Blend the whole wheat in a mixer to a coarse paste using approx. ½ of cup water. 
  10. Keep aside.

soaking yellow moong dal

  1. This is what yellow moong dal looks like. Yellow moong dal refers to moong beans that have been skinned and split, so that they're flat, yellow, and quick-cooking. They're relatively easy to digest. 
  2. Put the yellow moong dal in water and wash it. You can see the dirt. This will require you to change the water 2 to 3 times till you get clean water.  
  3. The yellow moong dal is now clean. Cover with the lid and soak the yellow moong dal for 15 minutes. 
  4. Drain.
  5. Keep aside.

making whole wheat khichdi

  1. To make whole wheat vegetable khichdi recipe | whole wheat dal khichdi | healthy khichdi |  heat 1 tsp oil in a pressure cooker.
  2. Add 2 to 3 peppercorns (kalimirch).
  3. Add cloves (laung / lavang).
  4. Add 25 mm (1”) stick cinnamon (dalchini).
  5. Add 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera).
  6. Let the cumin seeds crackle.
  7. Add a pinch asafoetida (hing).
  8. Sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  9. Add 1/4 cup thinly sliced onions.
  10. Sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  11. Add 1 cup mixed vegetables (french beans , carrot and green peas).
  12. Sauté on a medium flame for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  13. Add the ground wheat paste.
  14. Add 1/2 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram) , soaked for 15 to 20 minutes and drained. 
  15. Mix well.
  16. Sauté on a medium flame for 1 more minute.
  17. Add salt to taste. We used 1/2 tsp salt.
  18. Add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi).
  19. Add 1 tsp chilli powder. You can use 1 1/2 tsp chilli powder.
  20. Add 1 1/2 tsp coriander-cumin seeds (dhania-jeera) powder.
  21. Add 3 cups of water.
  22. Mix well.
  23. Pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  24. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  25. Mix well.
  26. Place in a serving dish. Garnish whole wheat vegetable khichdi | whole wheat dal khichdi | healthy khichdi |  with coriander.
  27. Serve whole wheat vegetable khichdi | whole wheat dal khichdi | healthy khichdi |  immediately with fresh curds.

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    Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
    Energy173 cal
    Protein8.4 g
    Carbohydrates30.6 g
    Fiber3.3 g
    Fat1.9 g
    Cholesterol0 mg
    Sodium16.8 mg

    RECIPE SOURCE : Healthy Heart CookbookBuy this cookbook
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    Reviews

    Whole Wheat and Vegetable Khichdi
    5
     on 18 Dec 19 04:38 PM


    Whole Wheat and Vegetable Khichdi
    5
     on 31 Aug 15 04:45 PM


    Whole wheat and vegetable khichidi.. I never thought of making a khichidi with whole wheat.. its quick healthy and really super tasty.. I make this khichdi very often as my grandmother loves this khichdi.. just too good..
    Whole Wheat and Vegetable Khichdi
    5
     on 22 Jun 14 10:15 PM


    very healthy. and equally tasty!
    Whole Wheat and Vegetable Khichdi
    5
     on 19 Dec 12 09:24 AM


    a quick and tasty healthy recipe
    Whole Wheat and Vegetable Khichdi
    5
     on 06 Nov 12 01:48 PM


    Tasty, healthy khichdi made of whole wheat, moong dal and vegetables cooked in just 1 tsp of oil.