Gahun ka kheech

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BM#6 DAY 4

Gahun ka kheech/wheat porridge is healthy and nutritious meal eaten by Rajasthani in North western India, also known as kheechda .It is often eaten during winter but it is also a festive dish to make on akshya tritya. Do not confuse Kheech with the dalia which is  a simple porridge made out of cracked wheat, which is cooked in milk or water .The kheech is made from hulled wheat,the husk removed wheat.
Nowadays you can enjoy the rajasthani delicacy in the Dhanis (rajasthani resorts) which are mushrooming in every city. Back home in the winter, we prepare this kheech once a week along with other types of kheech like bajri (millet) ka kheech and khaat (corn porridge).


  • 2 cups hulled broken wheat
  • 1 tablespoon whole moong dal (green gram lentil)
  • 1 tablespoon chana dal (split bengal gram lentil)
  • 1/4th teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoon ghee/clarified butter
  • 1 cup milk (optional)
  • salt to taste


  • In a pressure cooker add ghee and slightly roast the wheat for 2 minutes.
  • Add the dals/lentil, turmeric powder,salt and 4-5 cups water.
  • Pressure cook it on low for 25-30 minutes.
    *Take one whistle on medium heat and then lower down the temperature to low/sim and let it cook for 25 minutes.
  • When the pressure of the pressure cooker cools down open the cooker.
  • Add milk or water and stir it with spatula for 3-4 minutes
  • Serve hot with a dollop of ghee on it.
  • You can eat it just like porridge or with kadhi, badiyon ki sabji(lentil dumpling curry) and if you have sweet tooth with jaggery or galvani (jaggery soup).
How to remove the husk of the wheat?


  • Spread the whole wheat on a big tray.
  • Sprinkle the water over it.
  • Let it soak for 1/2 hour.
  • Then slightly crush it in the big mortar and a pastel or in food processor
  • Rub it between your hands and remove its outer layer.
  • Let it dry for sometime and then grind it coarsely like dalia / broken wheat.
Have a look what my fellow Blogging Marathoner's are doing.
Sending it to "Flavours of Rajasthan" event, guest hosted by Sonu, started by Nayna.

Comments (18)

surely a healthy one! I remember tasting a similar one with bajri in 'Dhola Re Dhani' in Hyderabad. It was just too good!!

perfect dish during cold winter season

Another interesting dish from Rajasthan...I'm enjoying your series and learning new dishes.

Wow..yet another delicacy from Rajasthan..I will ask for Kheechi when I eat out at a Rajasthani Rest next time...Lovely.Thank you.

Such a traditional dish. Looks awesome. Love the first pic.

What a healthy dish .. love the ghee in the first picture :)

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Yes Manisha I have had this at a friends place..Has a awsum taste..n the way u have put it up ...lots of ghee...my...its totally mindblowing:)

Wat a complete and filling dish, looks super delicious..

Looks so tasty. At this rate I will have to bookmark all the recipes in your blog :)

Havent heard of this earlier. looks nutritious.

That is one healthy dish!

Yum, another perfect Rajasthani dish, loving all of them here dear :)

Good one!
I had received this entry while hosting an event related to wheat. From that time, this has been on my bookmarked list. :)

Very nutritious indeed! The names are quite a mouthful!

Very healthy recipe looks delicious

Pictures are so yum!..

I am Rajasthani and in love of it and almost eat it every other day during winter season.

We have this in our breakfast. During cold days, sit in terrace in direct sunlight (Dhoop) and eat it with bare hands (no spoon) by dipping kheech in ghee/oil (as per taste).

Just love it. I am in US now a days and miss it. I asked my wife (from Pune) if she can cook it. She took the receipie from my mother and cooked. Though it was not as authentic as I eat but yes it was delicious and good.

Hi. Nice blog.
Please can you also post a recipe of Bajre ka kheech, the sweet one.

I have looked everywhere for the recipe but maybe because it's easy nobody's posted it. Is it made with jaggery?
Sorry for so many questions.:)