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One Dish Meal Khichda

I am an Eye Consultant and I write medical and non medical articles. Today I share a recipe for khichda which in itself is a one dish meal.

One Dish Meal - Khichda

Khichda ..... one dish meal

Khichda ..... one dish meal

Garnishing for khichda

Garnishing for Khichda ..... birista, chillies, green coriander, ginger, lime

Garnishing for Khichda ..... birista, chillies, green coriander, ginger, lime

One dish meal - Khichda


Khichda


Ingredients: serves 4


Wheat (Broken)-1/4 kg

Water- 1 litre

Red Chilli Pdr- 1 tsp

Oil- 2 tbsp

Ginger paste- 1 tsp

Garlic paste- 1 tsp


Optional:

Chana dal- 2 tbsp

Urad dal- 2 tbsp


For Meat:

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Meat- ¼ kg

Ginger garlic paste- 2 tsp

Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp

Red Chilli powder- 1 tsp

Coriander powder- 1 tsp

Cinnamon- 1” pc

Onion- 1 finely chopped

Water- 1 glass



Khichda meal served and ready to relish

Relish this Khichda meal .... roti, khichda, karhi, lime

Relish this Khichda meal .... roti, khichda, karhi, lime

Method

Method:

  1. Soak the broken wheat, chana dal and urad dal overnight. In the pressure cooker boil water. Add wheat, dals, oil, chilli pdr, ginger and garlic paste and salt. Pressure cook till done. After it is cool grind half of it in a mixer.
  2. Marinate the meat with ginger garlic paste, turmeric, red chilli powder, coriander powder, cinnamon and salt for 2 hrs.
  3. In a cooker fry the onion, add the marinated meat and fry well. When the meat changes colour, add water and pressure cook till over done.
  4. After the cooker is cool, add the gravy of the meat to the wheat. Crush the meat and add to the wheat. Mix well. Add half cup milk and 2 tsp garam masala. If need add water (consistency should be a little thin). Cook on a low flame till done( thick).


Garnish:

Onions-5 cut into slices and deep fried until brown (birista)

Ginger-3” pc, finely cut

Coriander- a bunch, finely cut

Finely cut green chillies

Mint- a bunch, finely cut

Ghee ( clarified butter )

Lime

Remove the khichda in a serving bowl. Pour hot ghee on top. Garnish with birista, ginger, coriander and mint leaves and a little lime juice. Enjoy with kadhi mango pickle and par.




To prepare broken wheat .....

To prepare broken wheat :

Sprinkle some water on regular wheat to make it damp. Lightly break it in a mixer. Dry it in the sun. Rub it with both hands and blow away the outer covering of the wheat. You have broken wheat for the khichda.

© 2009 Dr Kulsum Mehmood

Comments

Dr Kulsum Mehmood (author) from Nagpur, India on April 05, 2013:

@Vacation Trip, thank you for visiting and your comment.

Susan from India on April 04, 2013:

I love Khichda and this is an awesome recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Sanket Arjun Patole on March 31, 2012:

I saw some khichda dishes ! in some of them they use rice & in some of them they grind dals ! well your recipe was awesome ! my mom tried it !

Dr Kulsum Mehmood (author) from Nagpur, India on January 29, 2012:

@zikril thank you for your comment.

zikril on January 29, 2012:

hey!i made ur receipe it was too delicious...everyone likes at home..becoz its taste like a restaurant...thank.u.for posting such a nice receipe..

Dr Kulsum Mehmood (author) from Nagpur, India on January 26, 2012:

@zikril Hi, We use white urad dal and chana dal here. DO NOT GRIND DALS. Cook them with broken wheat in a pressure cooker. ADD A STICK OF CINNAMON FOR MARINATION. okay.

zikril on January 26, 2012:

can u tell me which urad dal have to take black or white? and for the meat marination have to put cinnamon powder or stick? n have to grind a dals to a fine paste or little thick.reply...i want to make this dish..n post more non veg receipes

Dr Kulsum Mehmood (author) from Nagpur, India on January 14, 2012:

@Dr Lalit Pawar, thank U for such encouraging comment.

Dr Lalit Pawar on January 13, 2012:

Thanx 4 d recipe. We tried it. it was X'cellent

Dr Kulsum Mehmood (author) from Nagpur, India on December 28, 2011:

@Siddique Sayed, thanks for your visit and the comment.

Siddique Sayed on December 27, 2011:

Thanks u so much for posting such traditional receipes...i almost forgot about the recepie and today me and my wife decided to make.....

ferial khadaroo on July 29, 2009:

it looks tasty ,thanks for the receipe

Dr Kulsum Mehmood (author) from Nagpur, India on March 23, 2009:

Well, hotdorkage, if you cannot eat meat due to your recent surgery, you may try jackfruit instead. Use it as you would use meat. I pray for your fast recovery from the illness.

Dr Kulsum Mehmood (author) from Nagpur, India on March 15, 2009:

We had Khichda for lunch and Aaloo kanda bhajias with tomato ketchup for dinner yesterday.

laringo from From Berkeley, California. on March 15, 2009:

I love to try new dishes and this one sounds really good. I will copy this recipe to try it . Thanks.

Dr Kulsum Mehmood (author) from Nagpur, India on March 15, 2009:

Thank you DarleneMarie and hot dorkage. You folks have touched my heart. Hubpages has given me a caring family.

DarleneMarie from USA on March 15, 2009:

I like that picture of you much better :)

Dr Kulsum Mehmood (author) from Nagpur, India on March 15, 2009:

Thanks for the nice comments folks. And, also thank you for visiting. The broken wheat hot dorkage, is available in India as "khichde ke gehu". I doubt its availability at your place. But, it is very easy to make some at home. Do try it as I have suggested in this hub. Use less meat if it does not agree with your constitution. Best wishes.

DarleneMarie from USA on March 15, 2009:

Thanks for sharing how to prepare a dish that I had never heard of before. It looks great and sounds delicious!

hot dorkage from Oregon, USA on March 15, 2009:

Can you buy wheat pre broken? I still can't eat meat yet after my operation and I usually only use meat in small amounts for flavoring anyway when I do eat it. All your recipes look wonderful. But you should put a picture with a smile in it. I bet you are very beautiful when you smile. :)

BkCreative from Brooklyn, New York City on March 15, 2009:

Looks good and sounds good.

Will try it! Thanks!

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