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Of  late in my search of healthy things to eat the standard namkeen daliya and khichdi have met to make a Broken Wheat Khichdi for me…

Its extremely healthy, light and good for kids, adults and dieters too and believe me its yummy… the first time I made it N said na u have this boring food but when he tasted he loved it and all of us at home are now hooked on to it..

Ingredients

  • 1 cup roasted broken wheat
  • 1 cup mixed dals (moong, masoor, tur & channa)
  • 1 cup diced mix veggies
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 1/2 cup minced chicken (optional, I put it when Ojas has not eaten his meat for the day)
  • 1/2 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2-3 dry red chillies
  • 1 green chilli
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala (optional again)
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp oil

Method

  • Soak broken wheat and dal for 2-3 hours (its ok if u dont soak, u just have to boil a little longer)  in 5 cups of water
  • Heat oil in a cooke
  • Add jeera, mustard seeds and dry chillies
  • Add bay leaf and cloves
  • After 2 mins add onions and fry till golden brown
  • Add tomatoes and green chillies and fry for another 3 mins
  • Add veggies and chicken fry for 2-3 mins
  • Add salt to taste
  • Add the soaked broken wheat and dals along with water
  • Pressure cook for about 3-4 whistles
  • Serve hot with curd,pickle and kachumer salad for lunch/dinner and with green chutney for breakfast/snacks

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The other day I was chatting with Tara and discussing the marinates for our grilled chicken and I mentioned to her the green masala and she requested me to put it up here… so here it is dear for u :)

  • 1/2 bunch of mint leaves
  • 1 bunch of coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 6-7 dry red chillies (reduce if u dont like spicy food)
  • 2-3 green chillies (again depends on u)
  • 1-inch cinnamon
  • 4 cloves
  • 2-3 black pepper seeds
  • 1 black cardamom (u can use green also if black is not there)
  • salt to taste

grind the above to a coarse powder, mix with Olive oil and marinate the chicken overnight in the fridge and then grill as usual

PS: I have been running really really really busy will reply to all the comments soon…

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