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One dish meals Khichda

Updated on March 16, 2011

ONE DISH MEAL - KHICHDA

Khichda
Khichda
Garnishing for Khichda
Garnishing for Khichda
Relish this Khichda meal
Relish this Khichda meal

One dish meal

KHICHDA

Ingredients:

Wheat (Broken)-1/4 kg

Water- 1 litre

Red Chilli Pdr- 1 tsp

Oil- 2 tbsp

Ginger paste- 1 tsp

Garlic paste- 1 tsp

Optional:

Chana dal- 2 tbsp

Urad dal- 2 tbsp

For Meat:

Meat- ¼ kg

Ginger garlic paste- 2 tsp

Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp

Red Chilli powder- 1 tsp

Coriander powder- 1 tsp

Cinnamon- 1” pc

Onion- 1 finely chopped

Water- 1 glass

Method:

  1. Soak the wheat, chana dal and urad dal overnight. In the pressure cooker boil water. Add wheat, dals, oil, chilli pdr, ginger and garlic paste and salt. Pressure cook till done. After it is cool grind half of it in a mixer.
  2. Marinate the meat with ginger garlic paste, turmeric, red chilli powder, coriander powder, cinnamon and salt for 2 hrs.
  3. In a cooker fry the onion, add the marinated meat and fry well. When the meat changes colour, add water and pressure cook till over done.
  4. After the cooker is cool, add the gravy of the meat to the wheat. Crush the meat and add to the wheat. Mix well. Add half cup milk and 2 tsp garam masala. If need add water (consistency should be a little thin). Cook on a low flame till done( thick).

Garnish:

Onions-5 cut into slices and deep fried (bilista)

Ginger-3” pc cut into juliennes

Coriander- a bunch, finely cut

Mint- a bunch, finely cut

Ghee

Lime

Remove the khichda in a serving bowl. Pour hot ghee on top. Garnish with bilista, ginger, coriander and mint leaves and a little lime juice. Enjoy with kadhi and par.

The significance of Khichda

Khichda is a meal prepared on the 10th of Moharrum by the followers of Imam Hussain. The main ingredients of khichda are meat and broken wheat.

To prepare broken wheat :

Sprinkle some water on regular wheat to make it damp. Lightly break it in a mixer. Dry it in the sun. Rub it with both hands and blow away the outer covering of the wheat. You have broken wheat for the khichda.

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      Dr.Kulsum Mehmood 3 years ago from Nagpur, India

      @Vacation Trip, thank you for visiting and your comment.

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      Susan 3 years ago from India

      I love Khichda and this is an awesome recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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      Sanket Arjun Patole 4 years ago

      I saw some khichda dishes ! in some of them they use rice & in some of them they grind dals ! well your recipe was awesome ! my mom tried it !

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      Dr.Kulsum Mehmood 5 years ago from Nagpur, India

      @zikril thank you for your comment.

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      zikril 5 years ago

      hey!i made ur receipe it was too delicious...everyone likes at home..becoz its taste like a restaurant...thank.u.for posting such a nice receipe..

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      Dr.Kulsum Mehmood 5 years ago from Nagpur, India

      @zikril Hi, We use white urad dal and chana dal here. DO NOT GRIND DALS. Cook them with broken wheat in a pressure cooker. ADD A STICK OF CINNAMON FOR MARINATION. okay.

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      zikril 5 years ago

      can u tell me which urad dal have to take black or white? and for the meat marination have to put cinnamon powder or stick? n have to grind a dals to a fine paste or little thick.reply...i want to make this dish..n post more non veg receipes

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      Dr.Kulsum Mehmood 5 years ago from Nagpur, India

      @Dr Lalit Pawar, thank U for such encouraging comment.

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      Dr Lalit Pawar 5 years ago

      Thanx 4 d recipe. We tried it. it was X'cellent

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      Dr.Kulsum Mehmood 5 years ago from Nagpur, India

      @Siddique Sayed, thanks for your visit and the comment.

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      Siddique Sayed 5 years ago

      Thanks u so much for posting such traditional receipes...i almost forgot about the recepie and today me and my wife decided to make.....

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      ferial khadaroo 7 years ago

      it looks tasty ,thanks for the receipe

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      Dr.Kulsum Mehmood 8 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Well, hotdorkage, if you cannot eat meat due to your recent surgery, you may try jackfruit instead. Use it as you would use meat. I pray for your fast recovery from the illness.

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      Dr.Kulsum Mehmood 8 years ago from Nagpur, India

      We had Khichda for lunch and Aaloo kanda bhajias with tomato ketchup for dinner yesterday.

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      laringo 8 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      I love to try new dishes and this one sounds really good. I will copy this recipe to try it . Thanks.

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      Dr.Kulsum Mehmood 8 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Thank you DarleneMarie and hot dorkage. You folks have touched my heart. Hubpages has given me a caring family.

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      DarleneMarie 8 years ago from USA

      I like that picture of you much better :)

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      Dr.Kulsum Mehmood 8 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Thanks for the nice comments folks. And, also thank you for visiting. The broken wheat hot dorkage, is available in India as "khichde ke gehu". I doubt its availability at your place. But, it is very easy to make some at home. Do try it as I have suggested in this hub. Use less meat if it does not agree with your constitution. Best wishes.

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      DarleneMarie 8 years ago from USA

      Thanks for sharing how to prepare a dish that I had never heard of before. It looks great and sounds delicious!

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      hot dorkage 8 years ago from Oregon, USA

      Can you buy wheat pre broken? I still can't eat meat yet after my operation and I usually only use meat in small amounts for flavoring anyway when I do eat it. All your recipes look wonderful. But you should put a picture with a smile in it. I bet you are very beautiful when you smile. :)

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      BkCreative 8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Looks good and sounds good.

      Will try it! Thanks!

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