Bajra Khichdi ( Rajasthani Recipe)


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This is a traditional Rajasthani recipe that we discovered is an excellent source of protein, iron, folic acid and fibre. Its creamy consistency and mild flavours make it a good recipe to have especially in the preconception period and first trimester. But i'm sure you will enjoy it all through your pregnancy. You can even perk up this khichdi by adding some spices to it and maybe even throw in some vegetables. Serve it with curds or a raita and you have a completely balanced meal ready.

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Makes 2 servings
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Ingredients

1/2 cup bajra (black millet) , soaked or 8 hours and drained
1/2 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram) , washed and drained
1 tbsp ghee
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 tsp asafoetida (hing)
salt to taste

Method
  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 pan and add the cumin seeds.
  4. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida, turmeric powder and sauté for a few seconds.
  5. Add the cooked bajra and moong dal and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve immediately.
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Leena_DhootJanuary 01, 2011

This khichdi is awesome! Its rajhasthan on a plate! Reaaly robust bajra and delicately spiced makes this a delicious dish!
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Reviewed January 01, 2011by Leena_Dhoot

This khichdi is awesome! Its rajhasthan on a plate! Reaaly robust bajra and delicately spiced makes this a delicious dish!

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