Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Vegetable Dalia(Cracked Wheat) Khichdi/ Indian Healthy Baby Food Recipe

  • Dalia/broken wheat/bulgar wheat/lapsi-  1/2 cup
  • Moong dal or any lentils-1/4 cup
  • Sprouted moong beans or any sprouted beans-1/4 cup
  • Carrot chopped-1
  • Turiya/Turai chopped-1
  • Spinach chopped-50 gm
  • Onion chopped-1
  • Tomato chopped-1
  • Garlic chopped-4
  • Fresh or frozen peas-50 gm
  • Asafoetida (hing)-2 pinch
  • Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Ghee or cooking oil-2 tbsp
  •  Water

  • Turn on the heat and put pressure cooker on it, let the cooker heat.
  • Add ghee into the cooker and let it heat. Add hing, cumin seeds and chopped garlic and fry it for few seconds.
  • Add chopped onion and fry it till it turns light brown, add chopped carrot and chopped turiya into the pan and cook it for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add chopped spinach and green peas and cook it for another 3-4 minutes (cover the cooker without whistle and cook).
  • Add chopped tomato and sprouted moong beans and mix it in fried vegetables.
  • Add washed moong dal, washed dalia into the pan and mix it.
  • Add turmeric powder, add salt to taste and mix it with vegetables.
  • Add 1 and 1/2 glass of water and stir, Cover the cooker and boil it till 3-4 whistle on high heat.
  • After four whistle, simmer the heat and cook it for another five minutes on low heat.
  • Turn off the heat and wait till pressure cooker's temperature cools down.
  • Ready to serve(Blend the dalia for young child).

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