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One Dish Meal Khichda

Updated on June 23, 2019
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Kulsum Mehmood is an Eye Consultant. She is single mother. She is an Eye Consultant in a Private Eye Institute.

One Dish Meal - Khichda

Khichda ..... one dish meal
Khichda ..... one dish meal

Garnishing for khichda

Garnishing for Khichda ..... birista, chillies, green coriander, ginger, lime
Garnishing for Khichda ..... birista, chillies, green coriander, ginger, lime

One dish meal - Khichda


Ingredients: serves 4

Wheat (Broken)-1/4 kg

Water- 1 litre

Red Chilli Pdr- 1 tsp

Oil- 2 tbsp

Ginger paste- 1 tsp

Garlic paste- 1 tsp


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

Khichda meal served and ready to relish

Relish this Khichda meal .... roti, khichda, karhi, lime
Relish this Khichda meal .... roti, khichda, karhi, lime



  1. Soak the broken 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).


Onions-5 cut into slices and deep fried until brown (birista)

Ginger-3” pc, finely cut

Coriander- a bunch, finely cut

Finely cut green chillies

Mint- a bunch, finely cut

Ghee ( clarified butter )


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

To prepare 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.

© 2009 Dr Kulsum Mehmood


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