Monday, March 21, 2011

Daliya (Bulgar wheat) Khichdi

This is one of the easiest and fast foods to make. Good for those days when you are back from work and want to just eat something simple, tasty and healthy.  It uses only 5 ingredients and takes about 15 minutes to cook once you close the cooker.  Also, no prep time.

  • Moong Dal (Yellow split Mung bean) - 2 cups
  • Daliya (Bulgar or cracked wheat) - 3/4th of a cup
  • Salt - 2 teaspoons (add per taste)
  • Crushed black pepper - 2 teaspoons (add per taste)
  • Ghee (Clarified butter) - 2 tea spoons - For health conscious, please replace this with extra virgin Olive oil

Place the pressure cooker on a medium high flame.  Add the ghee and let it heat for 1 min.  Then, add the crushed black pepper and Moong dal to the heated ghee.  Saute for 2 mins.  Then add the Daliya and saute for 1 more minute.  Add salt to taste and 5 cups of water to this and close the cooker and cook until 3 whistles.  Khichdi is ready to eat. I like the khichdi a little runny.  Please adjust the water if you do not like it this way.
Serve with Mango pickle and plain yogurt.

Where to find a pressure Cooker: In USA, Bed bath and beyond has a good selection.


  1. tried it for lunch .... it was yummy. keep them coming $ush.

  2. Cool!! Thanks for letting me know Neethu. Do try out other recipes on the blog too.

  3. I am so ur fan for this. Me and Shekar both love wheat items, we used to make only upma with cracked wheat, but this is a great idea. I wasn't sure how many people this will serve with the quantities u have mentioned so i doubled the whole thing and guess what that was our lunch the next day.. but it was very good with chillie chicken. I am your fan for this..