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Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Multigrain Khichadi / Pushtahar Dalia / Healthy One-Pot Meal / Nutritious Onion Garlic free Breakfast Recipe/

At times after packing lunch boxes early  morning, i fall short of time to prepare individual breakfast items like Parathas or Chillas. This is the time when One-pot meals come to my rescue. One such nutritious breakfast item is Multigrain Khichadi. Just dump multi grain daliya and available veggies together and pressure cook with some spices and you are done !

This Multigrain khichadi serves as a wholesome meal to the new mothers and is ideal for diabetic and cholesterol patients. Multigrain foods are high in complex carbohydrates and protein. The complex carbs break down slowly so can provide energy over a long period of time. Protein aid the body in tissue repair and production of  antibodies that help fight sickness or infection. In addition they also contain nutrients , fiber and essential minerals like magnesium , copper and iron. The added veggies to the Multigrain food makes it all the more healthier.

One can get ready made Multigrain daliya in supermarkets. If you do not find one, just coarsely grind 4-5 raw whole grains of your choice together in a blender and use this in the recipe. i have used Pushthar dalia  from Patanjali which is made from raw , broken coarse grains like Wheat , Rice , Pearl Millet (Bajra) , Split Green Gram, White Sesame Seeds( Til) and Carom seeds (Ajwain).

  • 1 Cup Multigrain Dalia
  • 1 Cup chopped veggies of your choice ( i have used Carrots, Bottle gourd, French beans, Green peas , Sweet corn , and mixed Sprouts )
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Pinch of Asafoetida( Hing )
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1- 2 Tbsp Ghee
  • Scrapped fresh Coconut for garnishing( Optional )
  • Mint or Coriander leaves for garnishing

  1. In a pressure cooker , heat 1- 2 tbsp of ghee and add Cumin seeds, once they splutter add all the veggies and saute nicely for 1-2 minutes. This is an Onion garlic free recipe. 

   2.  Add the spices, Turmeric powder , red Chili powder and garam masala powder followed by the Multigrain daliya. Mix well and stir fry for 1 minute or so. You may add fresh green chilies instead of spices. 

   3.  Add 2 1/2 cups of hot water to this and add Salt and black Pepper powder and pressure cook for 2 whistles.

   4.  Garnish with scrapped fresh coconut and mint or coriander leaves and serve hot with salad or Curd.

If you are looking for more such nutritious recipes, do check my posts on Masala Oats , Nutritious Soya and Veggie Burgers , Soyabean Chunk fried rice , Baked veggie florets


  1. Here's one tip to make this even better - just soak up the multigrain dalia for half an hour or so.. This will make the khichdi all the more digestible, not to to mention tastier! :)

  2. Poonam, such a healthy khichadi. Using a multigrain dalia is a good way to get the family to include all grains in their diet.

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