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Fada Khichdi

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Fada khichdi is a cooked lentil and bulger wheat preparation that is made with vegetables and can be served as a full meal. Pressure cooked and flavored with cumin, chilies, ginger, cinnamon , cloves and asafoetida, the fada khichdi is heavy and filling.This is a special low sugar recipe great for diabetics as well as for people on low carb diet. Adapted from the Lantus book of recipes.
  Moong dal 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Bulgur wheat 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (Dalia)
  Diced potatoes 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Green peas 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cauliflower florets 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Diced onions 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Ginger green chili paste 1 Tablespoon
  Whole peppercorns 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Haldi)
  Chili powder 1 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Cinnamon stick 1 (Dalchini)
  Cloves 3 (Laung)
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon (Jeera)
  Asafoetida 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Hing)
  Oil 2 Teaspoon

Wash and soak moong dal and dalia for at least 15 minutes.
Drain and keep aside.
Bring 4 cups of water to a boil and keep aside.
To prepare the tempering, heat oil in a pressure cooker, add cinnamon, cloves, cumin seeds and asafoetida and stir for 30 seconds.
Add moong dal and dalia together with all the other ingredients and stir for 4 to 5 minutes.
Add hot water and pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles.
Allow steam to escape and open the pressure cooker.
Stir the khichdi vigorously, adding a little hot water if required so that moong dal and dalia mix well.
Serve hot with raita or low-fat curd.

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Fada Khichdi Recipe