Daliya and Split Green Moong Dal Khichdi | Broken Wheat & Split Green Lentils Khichdi

Daliya and Split Green Moong Dal khichdi is an easy, quick and healthy one-pot meal that can be made in a jiffy. It is a filling and protein-rich one-pot meal that can be enjoyed by babies, toddlers, kids and adults.

Daliya & Split Green Moong Dal Khichdi presented along with Homemade Aloo Papad and Yogurt

As a kid I use to hate Daliya and yes I mean it. I use to run away by the name of it. But things changed after the birth of my son. My mom made it sure that I had this almost every alternate day after the birth of my son.


What is Daliya or Broken Wheat?

Daliya or broken wheat has been a part of Indian cuisine for ages. Rich in iron, fiber and protein and can be used for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is also a good alternative if you are looking for a different flavor than instant rice or couscous dishes. It is considered effective in weight loss and even good for diabetes, etc (Source net)

Daliya or broken wheat is said to be very good for lactating mothers. My mother makes the sweet and savory version. The sweet version is made like a porridge with milk and the savory is either on its own or mixed with Dal and a few Vegetables.

Still I do not like the sweet version but love the savory one. I make it in 2 different types as mentioned earlier, with and without Dal. This Daliya and Split Green Moong Dal Khichdi is also an easy, nutritious, protein-rich and a filling one-pot meal.

Closer look of Khichdi with peas, carrot and tomatoes

Since the beginning, My son is a very fussy eater. But somehow he likes khichdi and daliya. Hence such one-pot meals loaded with Vegetables was easier for me to make and feed.

Secondly, when you are alone with a small baby, you need dishes which are easy to make, done in the least possible time and at the same time healthy and nutritious. You just need to do the tadka with the vegetables and you are sorted. A total of 5-10 minutes of your time and you have one nutritious meal ready.


Storing and Using Daliya

I always keep broken wheat or daliya in my pantry and to make things easier, I always roast it in a generous amount of ghee and store it in an airtight container. So whenever I need it, I can use it directly. The other benefit of doing this is that it stays good for longer.


Split Green Moong Dal

The other main ingredient used in this recipe is Split green moong dal. Another rich source of proteins and fiber. Widely used in Indian cuisine and is cooked faster. Since it has a slightly different texture and taste to the yellow lentils it is best to be combined with something. For example, I like to cook this Split Green Moong Dal No Rice Idli and this nutritious and one-pot Bajra and Split Green Moong Dal Khichdi


I have earlier shared this recipe in my series for, 26 Vegetarian Grain recipes. Do check out the selection if you are looking for some easy, quick meals or an elaborate feast.

Closer look of Daliya and Split Green Moong Dal Khichdi garnished with coriander.




Ingredients

  • 0.5 Cup Daliya (Broken Wheat)
  • 0.5 Cup Green Moong Dal
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee (More for topping up if required)
  • 1 tsp Jeera (Cumin seeds)
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida
  • 1/4 Cup Green Peas
  • 1/4 Cup Carrots
  • 1-2 Tomatoes chopped or pureed
  • 1/4 inch chopped or grated ginger
  • 3 Cups Water (If you want it more liquid add 1 cup more water)
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Wash and soak the Green Moong Dal for 15-30 minutes.
  • In a pressure cooker , add in the Ghee.
  • Once hot add in the asafoetida and Jeera. Once the Jeera crackles add the vegetables, ginger and turmeric. Give it a quick stir.
  • If using green chilies add it.
  • Add in the Daliya and Green Dal, salt to taste and 3 cups of water.
  • Let it cook for 3-4 whistles.
  • Once the pressure settles, Serve hot with yogurt, pickle or papad.

Notes

  • 1 teaspoon = 5 ml, 1 tablespoon=15 ml, 1 Cup=235 ml
  • Any combination of vegetables can be used of they can be skipped
  • The daliya takes a minimum of 3 times of water so do not add less water.



Recipes shared in this series:

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Daliya & Split Green Moong Dal Khichdi presented along with Homemade Aloo Papad and Yogurt

Daliya and Split Green Moong Dal Khichdi | Broken Wheat & Split Green Lentils Khichdi

Daliya and Split Green Moong Dal Khichdi is a delicious, healthy and a protein rich one pot meal , loaded with vegetables and with the goodness of lentils.
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Course: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Indian, North Indian
Keyword: Broken Wheat, Kids, Lactation Food, Lentils, Moong Dal, One Pot Meal, Toddler Food
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Soaking Time: 15 minutes
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Ingredients

  • 0.5 Cup Daliya (Broken Wheat)
  • 0.5 Cup Split Green Moong Dal
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee More for topping up if required
  • 1 tsp Jeera Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida
  • 1/4 Cup Green Peas
  • 1/4 Cup Carrots
  • 1-2 Tomatoes chopped or pureed
  • 1/4 inch chopped or grated ginger
  • 3 Cups Water If you want it more liquid add 1 cup more water
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Wash and soak the Green Moong Dal for 15-30 minutes.
  • In a pressure cooker , add in the Ghee.
  • Once hot add in the asafoetida and Jeera. Once the Jeera crackles add the vegetables, ginger and turmeric. Give it a quick stir.
  • If using green chilies add it.
  • Add in the Daliya and Green Dal, salt to taste and 3 cups of water.
  • Let it cook for 3-4 whistles.
  • Once the pressure settles, Serve hot with yogurt, pickle or papad.

Notes

  • 1 teaspoon = 5 ml, 1 tablespoon=15 ml, 1 Cup=235 ml
  • Any combination of vegetables can be used of they can be skipped
  • The daliya takes a minimum of 3 times of water so do not add less water.
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