Tuesday 26 July 2016

Khichdo - Gujarati Cracked Wheat Sweet

My love for Gujarati cuisine, pulled me again to make a lipsmacking cracked wheat based sweet from this cuisine. Khichdo, an excellent delicious Gujarati sweet dish i have prepared recently for an occasion at home. This fabulous kheer like sweet is prepared in Gujarat during festivals like Makar Sankranti (Uttarayan-a kite festival).  This sweet is prepared specially for this festival which is eaten later and shared with the loved ones and relatives. Its quite a traditional dish and this dish calls for cracked wheat, milk with dryfruits. Some add channadal or toordal or else a combination of these two dals along with cracked wheat. Since i want to give a try with both dals, i went with both channa dal and toor dal. This sweet is a nutritious dish which is served along with peanut chikki and brinjal sabji for Uttarayan special.

Khichdo, Gujarati Cracked Wheat Sweet

I have bookmarked this recipe from here as i was searching something different to cook with cracked wheat just to finish a packet of cracked wheat sitting in my pantry for a while. Trust me, if you prepare this dish through pressure cooker, you can finish preparing this sweet within 20 minutes. Flavoured with a mixture of spice powders, this sweet will definitey satisfy anyone's sweet tooth. With loads of nuts and raisins, this Khichdo is definitely a must try if you are planning to prepare a quick sweet dish as neivedayams for a festival or pooja. Am running this week's blogging marathon with Bookmarked theme,hence am posting this delicious Khichdo.

Gujarati Cracked Wheat Sweet, Khichdo

1/4cup Cracked wheat/Wheat rava
2tbsp Channa adal
1tbsp Toordal
1/2cup Milk
1tbsp Ghee
1/4cup Sugar
1/4tsp Cardamom powder
A pinch Nutmeg powder
A pinch Clove powder
few Raisins
Chopped cashewnuts
Chopped Almonds

Wask and soak the cracked wheat, toor dal, channa dal for an hour.

Take the soaked cracked wheat, dal in a pressure cooker add a cup of water and cook for three whistles.

Once the pressure gets released, add the milk,sugar and cook in medium flame until the mixture turns thick.

Add the ghee, cardamom powder, nutmeg powder, clove powder, raisins, chopped cashewnuts, chopped almonds, cook again for few minutes.

Put off the flame and serve hot or chilled.

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vaishali sabnani said...

My gujju friends make this khichdo and it tastes awesome , they even make a savoury version of this . Lovely !

Yasmeen said...

Nutritious drink

Srividhya said...

Interesting sweet kichdo.. looks like the payasam. :-)

Smruti Ashar said...

Such a wonderful dish you made there!! I love it and your version is lip smacking!

Pavani said...

Very interesting and delicious looking dish with cracked wheat.

Usha said...

Addition of dals is interesting. Khichdo looks creamy and delicious