Whole Wheat and Vegetable Khichdi

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

Whole Wheat and Vegetable Khichdi
 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
 on 22 Jun 14 10:15 PM

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

a quick and tasty healthy recipe
Whole Wheat and Vegetable Khichdi
 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.