Daliya Khichdi - Savory Bulgur Porridge
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 2 servings
  • Daliya (Broken Wheat) – 1 and ½ cup
  • Green peas – ½ cup
  • Potato – 1, medium sized
  • Green chilli – 1 or 2
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece, finely chopped
  • Bay leaf – 1
  • Green cardamom – 2 or 3
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Red chilli powder – ¼ tsp
  • Sugar – ½ tsp
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves – 1 cup, chopped
  • Lemon juice – 2 tbsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
  1. Wash daliya carefully and soak in water for half an hour.
  2. Cut the potato in small cubes.
  3. Heat oil in a pressure cooker.
  4. Temper the oil with bay leaf, green cardamom and cumin seeds.
  5. Add the chopped ginger.
  6. Saute them for a minute and then add the potato cubes and green chillies.
  7. Fry the potatoes for 5 mins and when they are browned lightly, add turmeric powder and red chilli powder.
  8. Saute the masala for a minute.
  9. Now drain the daliya carefully and add it to the pressure cooker.
  10. Stir well so that the masala is mixed with the daliya well.
  11. If you are using fresh green peas, then add them now and in case of frozen peas, soak them in water and keep aside, they will be added later.
  12. Now add water, approx 2 cups. Add salt and sugar.
  13. Cover the cooker with lid and cook on medium heat under pressure till one whistle is released.
  14. Switch off the heat and wait till pressure is dropped. Uncover the cooker and give a good stir.
  15. If using frozen peas, add them now.
  16. If the water is not fully absorbed, put the cooker on medium heat and stir the daliya.
  17. If the daliya seems to be very dry add a little water and stir thoroughly.
  18. Add the fresh coriander leaves, garam masala and lemon juice. Mix well.
  19. Serve hot.
Recipe by Flavor Quotient at http://www.flavorquotient.com/?p=149