Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Broken wheat Khichidi with the goodness of Sambar

Broken wheat has always been my easy breezy dinner idea when it comes to lack of time. Its healthy, easy to make and you can incorporate as much veggies as you can. Rather than less time, it is tiredness that is coming over me these days and hence most of the dinners has some form of upma. He was bored, I was bored. So finally overcame my laziness, dragged myself to the kitchen and was standing by the counter, pondering on wat to make for dinner, gradually eying all the ingredients in the pantry, when the Sambar powder jar stood out of the whole lot.

Suddenly I wanted something sambar-y, but definitely not rice. So finally it was broken wheat that came to the rescue again. I made sambar saadam only that the saadam was replaced by broken wheat. The flavor of sambar stood out well and it was a healthy and satisfying dinner.

~*What U Need*~
Broken wheat - 1 cup
Toor dhal - 1/2 cup

Pearl Onions - 7-8
Tomato(small) - 1
Carrot, beans, green peas - 1 cup
Tamarind extract - 3 tbsp
Sambar Powder - 2 1/2 tsp

Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dhal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Green chilli - 1

Water - as needed (approx 4 cups)
Salt - to taste
Oil - 2 tsp

How I Made it:
Pressure cook the toor dhal with enough water(approx 2 cups) for 3-4 whistles. Heat oil in a non stick pan, add mustard seeds, urad dhal, curry leaves and allow to splutter. Add slit green chilli and fry. Add sliced pearl onions and saute till brown. Once done, add the cubed tomatoes, and fry till done. Now add in the cut veggies and fry for 3 mins.

Add water till the veggies are immersed and cook till half done. Now add the tamarind extract followed by the sambar powder and mix well.

Next goes in the toor dhal. Allow to boil well. Then add the broken wheat and mix well. Adjust water as needed. Close with lid till cooked well giving a stir occasionally. Remove from flame once the wheat has cooked properly adjusting salt to taste.

My Notes:
> Since I had cooked peas, I threw it in at the end, but when using fresh or frozen peas, add it along with other veggies.
> Add water as per required consistency. If you want it to be more runny, then add another cup of water.

Serve hot as such or with some coconut chutney!!!

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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  1. Such a healthy dish.. Looks delicious too..

  2. delicious one pot meal...good idea for dinner....

  3. Nutrituous filled recipe !! Wonderful idea :)

  4. Delicious khichdi with all veggies,yummy comfort food:-)

    Erivum Puliyum

  5. delicious broken wheat flavourful.

  6. yum kichidi..n pics r just fabulous......

  7. Even I do this, healthy sambar saadam..

  8. Lovely presentation

  9. I make this often! Except that I dont add tamarind extract...will try next time.

  10. very delicious khichdi..healthy way to indulge it

  11. great recipe...i have broken wheat at home...dint know wat to do with it!!!

  12. Love to have this anytime. simple and healthy recipe

  13. such a healthy recipe looks faboulous!!

  14. this is a healthy alternative to mundane rice..great recipe!

  15. A very healthy recipe....must've tated yum as well

  16. Never tried khichidi with sambar, looks like a really delicious combo!

  17. Wat a super healthy khichdi, looks wonderful and wholesome..

  18. Very healthy and delicious khichidi. I used to make a mild version of this for my daughter when she was a toddler. Your post refreshed my memory :)

  19. looks fab this is an all time fav dinner for me n my SH.. looks too good n its always awesome with sambhar!!

  20. a very healthy and filling kichidi ..super and yummy

  21. delicious and filling kichdi.... looks fabulous...

  22. Delicious and Yummy veggie Khichdi, Its healthy good for dinner. thanks for share..

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