A traditional khichdi made easier using the microwave and tastier by adding crunchy veggies. A basket of assorted veggies adds a riot of colours and flavours to the khichdi while a selection of spices and everyday ingredients like ginger and green chillies used in the right proportions impart immense flavour to it. Serve the Fada ni Khichadi hot with a bowlful of fresh curds. Try to serve it immediately on cooking, as reheating might dry it a little.
Clean, wash and soak the broken wheat with enough water in a deep bowl for 1 hour. Drain well and keep aside.
Combine the oil, cumin seeds, asafoetida, cloves and cinnamon in a deep microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute.
Add the broken wheat and all the vegetables, mix well and cover with a microwave safe lid and microwave on high for 1 minute, stirring once after 30 seconds.
Add the ginger-green chilli paste, chilli powder, turmeric powder, garlic paste, salt and 2½ cups of water, mix well and again cover with a microwave safe lid and microwave on high for 13 minutes, stirring once after every 4 minutes.