Bhaidku Masala Khichdi - Savoury Mixed Wholegrain Porridge !

Bhaidku in Gujarati, Daliya in Hindi translates Spicy porridge made with mixed grains or their coarse flour like wheat, millet, barley, rice, and oats, but mum used to prepare with broken grains, so I am used to with that texture and taste.  This dish can be made either plain or savoury, today I am sharing savoury version.

Bhaidku can be served as a breakfast or lunch and if you are having low carb meal at dinner time this is the dish ! An extremely tasty and delicious, packed with health benefits and highly recommend for diabetic people or to prevent, since all the ingredients either has low GI or they have complex carb. It keeps you fuller for longer, so there are no hunger calls for a long time and saves you from attacking some nasty junks, while goodness of colourful vegetables lends you plenty of vitamins and minerals.

You will need :- Bhaidku Mix
  • 1/2 cup Broken wheat or Bulger wheat
  • 1/2 cup Steel cut Oats ( optional ) I order online
  • 1/2 cup Millet ( Bajra )
  • 1/2 cup shorghum ( Jowar )
  • 1/2 cup Pearl Barley
  • 1/2 cup quinoa 
  • 1 cup split green moong daal
  • 1/2 cup moth/muth/matki beans 
Method :-
Mix everything and store in a air tight container.

You will need :- Bhaidku Masala Khichdi
  • 1 cup Bhaidku mix
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp. green chilli, ginger paste
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic chutney or garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp. ghee or oil
  • 1 cup steamed vegetables ( peas, green beans, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli , sweet corn )
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped capsicum
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1/2 tsp. garam masala
  • 2-3 tbsp. fresh chopped coriander
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
Method :-
Place one cup bhaidku mix in a heavy based pan and dry roast for 5-6 minutes or you get slight toasting aroma .
Add 1 cup water and switch off the heat and leave it aside to soak at least 4-5 hours. I leave it overnight.
Place soaked bhaidku mix in a pressure cooker and add 1/2 cup water and salt and cook till 3 whistle goes off.
Let the pressure cooker cool naturally.
Heat ghee or oil in a kadai , add chilli-ginger paste and garlic chutney. sauté for few seconds, add onion and fry till light brown.
Add capsicum and cook for 2 minutes, add tomatoes and cook on a high heat for 2-3 minutes, now add all the other steamed vegetables and mix.
Add salt and garam masala mix well and cook further for one minute.
Add lemon juice and cooked bhaidku and give it a stir.
Switch of the heat, garnish with chopped coriander and serve warm with plain or masala chaas.
Enjoy !

Note :-
Onion and garlic can be omitted , instead use celery or shredded cabbage.
BOILED Potatoes AND any other  can be added too.


  1. healthy one sis super snaps by the way

  2. Is this Bhaidku masala some special one from Gujarat ?

  3. Interesting I have never heard of this recipe will book mark and try.Incidentally I love the pots infact I cant stop drooling over them.

  4. lovely healthy it....!


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