Daliya khichdi | Fada Khichdi | Cracked wheat khichdi

  • Cracked wheat (dalia)(fada): 1cup
  • Mix Dal (pulses) (Yellow moong dal , Chilka moong dal and toor dal) – total 1cup
  • Oil or Ghee- 1tbsp
  • Cumin seeds (jeera) – ½ tsp
  • Asafetida (hing) ½ tsp
  • Mustard seed (Rai) – 1 tsp
  • Ginger-green chili paste- 1tbsp
  • Chopped onions – 2 medium size
  • Cauliflower – half cup
  • Chopped Carrot – 1cup
  • Chili powder – ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder (haldi) – ½ tsp
  • Coriander-cumin powder (dhaniya-jeera powder) – ½ tsp
  • Garam masala- ½ tsp
  • Peanuts- 1tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • For the garnish 2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
  • For serving Fresh curd.


  1. Wash and soak the cracked wheat and mix dal in water. Drain after 10-15 mins.
  2. Heat the oil or ghee in a pressure cooker.
  3. Add Mustard seeds, when the seeds crackle, add cumin seeds (jeera), Asafetida (hing) and ginger green chili paste. Sauté for few seconds.
  4. Add all the Vegetables and sauté for a min.( you can use any vegetable of your choice)
  5. Add all the masalas and mix well.
  6. Now add soaked cracked wheat (daliya) and mix dal and mix.
  7. Add 4cups of water. Mix well
  8. Pressure cook for 4-5 whistle.
  9. Before opening the lid, allow the steam to escape.
  10. Stir the khichdi gently.
  11. Garnish with coriander and serve hot with curd (yogurt / dahi)


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