Fada ni khichdi

Fada ni khichdi

Fada ni khichdi is a nutritious and wholesome meal prepared with broken wheat, lentils, vegetables and spices. It can be served as breakfast or lunch.


  • 1/2 cup Broken wheat / Fada, water soaked for 15 minutes
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup Green peas, blanched
  • 2 1/2 cups Potatoes, boiled and cubed
  • 2 teaspoons Pav bhaji masala
  • 1/2 cup Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger and green chillies paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 pinch Asafetida/hing
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup Mung dal, water soaked for 15 minutes
  • 2 tablespoons Ghee


  1. In a pressure cooker, fry along with ghee - cinnamon, cloves, cumin seeds, asafetida, dal, wheat, turmeric powder and salt.
  2. Add sufficient water along with fada/broken wheat and dal. Pressure cook till soft.
  3. Heat ghee. Fry and roast onions, ginger garlic paste till onions are translucent.
  4. Add tomatoes, peas and potatoes and salt. Cook covered for 5 minutes.
  5. Add pressure cooked fada. Adjust taste with salt and pav bhaji masala.
  6. Serve Fada ni khichdi hot with ghee.

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