Daliya Khichdi

Daliya Khichdi

Sometimes it’s all about simple and satisfying meals. Our definition of comfort food is anything to do with variety of lentils. This daliya (broken wheat) is sautéed in ghee, pressure cooked with lentils to a desired consistency and then mixed with sautéed vegetables. Topped up with homemade curd and loads of chopped coriander leaves. Added papad for the crunch and it was indeed a perfect lunch. Am I rhyming there? Huh! Combine this with variety and choice of pickles. Add a generous dollop of ghee on top while serving. 

My go to veggies for this recipe is onions, tomatoes, bottle gourd, green peas, grated carrots, spinach, fenugreek leaves and more. Just use anything in hand and this satisfying wholesome meal is ready in a jiffy. After a long tiring day, this definitely doesn’t take too much time to come together. Serve with the mentioned accompaniments for a complete meal. Most definitely, this is my reliable weekday dinner option when I am looking for quick cooking options.

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Daliya Khichdi

Daliya Khichdi (Broken wheat & lentils porridge)

Arpita Darooka
Indian healthy meal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 People


  • 1/4 Cup Yellow moong dal
  • 1/4 Cup Daliya
  • 1 Tbsp Ghee
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 1/4 Tsp Asafoetida
  • 1 Tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 Tsp Mustard seeds
  • 7-8 Pcs Curry leaves
  • 2 Pcs Green chillies Chopped
  • 1 Tsp Ginger Chopped
  • 1 Pc Onion Chopped
  • 1 Pc Tomato Chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Green peas
  • 1/4 Cup Green beans and carrots Chopped
  • 1 Tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Garam masala
  • 1.5 Tsp Pav bhaji masala Optional
  • 1/2 Tsp Sugar
  • Salt To taste
  • 1/4 Cup Coriander leaves
  • 1 Tsp Lemon juice


  • Curd
  • Coriander leaves
  • Ghee


  • Wash and drain yellow moong dal.
  • In a pressure cooker, heat ghee and sauté daliya for a min. Add the dal and saute for another 30 secs. Add water and pressure cook to upto 3 whistles. Let the steam release by itself.
  • In a pan, heat oil and add asafoetida, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, curry leaves, green chillies and ginger. Sauté for a min.
  • Sauté onion until translucent and add tomato. Let it cook until it turns mushy. Add all other veggies and let it cook until the vegetables are tender.
  • Add all the powdered spices, salt and sugar.
  • Add the chopped coriander leaves and then mix in the cooked daliya dal. Mix everything well and add more warm water if it looks dry. Cook covered on sim for 5-7 mins.
  • Check and adjust seasonings. Finish off with lemon juice and mix well.
  • Garnish and enjoy!!!
Keyword Daliya Khichdi, Broken wheat and lentils porridge, savoury porridge


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