Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Broken-Wheat Pilaf-Dalia Khichdi

Broken wheat also called dalia is a product of wheat and has all the benefits of wheat  in addition to the nutrient rich outer bran and the germ of wheat.It is also rich in calcium, iron and phosphorous.This recipe is ideal for growing children as their little bodies need lots of carbohydrate,vitamins and minerals.It is also high in fiber.

Broken wheat-1 cup
Split Moong Dal(yellow)-1/4 cup
Carrot-1/2,finely chopped
Green peas-1/2 cup
Cauliflower-3-4 florets,chopped
Onion-1/2,finely chopped
Turmeric powder-1/2 teaspoon
Green chilli-1,finely chopped
Cumin seeds-1/4 teaspoon
Green coriander leaves-2 teaspoons,finely chopped
Salt to taste
Oil-1 teaspoon
Water-3 cups

-Dry roast the dalia on medium flame till you get a nice aroma.
-Take a pressure cooker and heat 1 teaspoon of oil in it.
-Add the cumin seeds and let it crackle.
-Add onions and green chillies and saute till it becomes translucent.
-Now add the moong dal and fry it for another 2 minutes.
-Add all the chopped vegetables and mix well.
-Cook the vegetables for 3-4 minutes and then add the roasted dalia and mix well again.
-Add3 cups of water and pressure cook it for 3-4 whistles.
-Garnish it with some freshly chopped coriander and serve hot.
Put the salt turmeric

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