Bajra Khichdi ( Rajasthani)

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When one thinks of homely food, khichdi is the first option that comes to mind. A wholesome khichdi can warm your heart and make you comfortable after a long and busy day, and this sumptuous Bajra Khichdi is sure to live up to your expectations. Rajasthanis use more of millets like bajra than rice, and therefore recipes like khichdi that are typically made with rice in other parts of the country are made differently in Rajasthan. Bajra Khichdi, with its creamy consistency and mild flavours, is both comforting and satiating and makes a lovely meal when served with a cup of curds or raita. If you are looking for something more elaborate, feel free to add some spices to the tempering, or maybe even throw in some chopped veggies into the cooker along with the bajra and moong dal.

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Soaking time:  8 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 2 servings
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1/2 cup bajra (black millet) , soaked for 8 hours and drained
1/2 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram) , washed and drained
salt to taste
1 tbsp ghee
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)

  1. Combine the bajra, moong dal, salt and 2 cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 4 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  4. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and turmeric powder and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  5. Add the cooked bajra-moong dal mixture and little salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve immediately.

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Bajra Khichdi ( Rajasthani)
 on 06 Feb 16 01:46 PM

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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Stonesphinx. We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
06 Feb 16 01:58 PM
Bajra Khichdi ( Rajasthani)
 on 29 Jan 16 06:17 PM

I love the khicda and I love this recipe add some bharbadi recipe also I love it.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Harshita. We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
30 Jan 16 09:50 AM
Bajra Khichdi ( Rajasthani)
 on 08 Apr 15 03:28 PM

I really love this recipe , apart from the soaking it is such a quick recipe , it taste great with curds or just like that...
Bajra Khichdi ( Rajasthani)
 on 08 Apr 15 10:05 AM

Extremely healthy and tasty for endurance athletes as bajra will not up your insulin levels and hence let the fat burning happen. Also very good for a healthy diet for anyone wanting to eat clean. Far better than having rice which will spike your insulin and decrease fat burning.