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Broken wheat khichadi

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • 100 gm broken wheat rinsed
  • 40 gm split mung dal rinsed
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • ¼ tsp mustard seeds
  • ¼ tsp cumin seeds
  • 5-6 curry leaves
  • hing a pinch
  • ½ tsp minced ginger
  • 2 dried red chili slit into halves
  • 2 cloves garlic optional
  • 1 small red onion chopped
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 150 gm green peas frozen or fresh
  • 1 small potato skin-peeled & diced
  • 200 gm diced carrot
  • 400 ml water
  • salt to taste
  • cilantro chopped
  • ghee optional


  • Rinse broken wheat and split moong dal thoroughly in cold running water 2-3 times and keep aside.
    broken wheat and split moong dal
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker on low heat.
    2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • Add mustard and cumin seeds, and allow them to pop & sizzle.
    ¼ tsp mustard seeds, ¼ tsp cumin seeds
  • Add onion and sauté until translucent.
    1 small red onion
    saute onion
  • Add turmeric and red chili powder, and sauté on low heat for 10 seconds.
    ¼ tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp red chili powder
  • Add all the vegetables - green peas, potato, and carrot, plus salt and sauté for a minute.
    150 gm green peas, 1 small potato, 200 gm diced carrot, salt to taste
    vegetables and spices
  • Transfer rinsed broken wheat and moong dal into the cooker, sauté for 30 seconds, and pour water.
    100 gm broken wheat, 40 gm split mung dal, 400 ml water
    transfer broken wheat and moong
  • Lastly, add cilantro and allow the water to come to a boil.
  • Close the cooker lid and pressure cook until 3 whistles on medium heat.
  • Turn off and allow the pressure to release naturally. Then give the khichadi a good mix. Check the consistency and adjust if necessary. And taste for salt and adjust that too if necessary.
    salt to taste
  • Serve warm and delicious khichadi with a tbsp of ghee on top. Enjoy!
    Broken wheat khichadi