Bajra and Moong Dal Khichdi

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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 raita or a kadhi and you have a completely balanced meal ready.

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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
2 tsp ghee
salt to taste
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)

For The Garnish
onion rings
a sprig of coriander (dhania)

  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. For the tempering, heat the ghee in a small non-stick 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 tempering to the khichdi, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve immediately.

Curds (Chaat) 
Dahi Chane ki Kadhi 
Fresh Curds ( Low Calorie Healthy Cooking ) 
Gujarati Kadhi 
Low Fat Curds 
Soya Curds 

Nutrient values per serving
EnergyProteinCarbohydrateFatIronFibreFolic Acid
323 calories 12.0 gm 38.1 gm 6.5 gm 4.7 mg 7.7 gm 71.6 mcg

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 on 09 Sep 15 05:24 PM

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10 Sep 15 02:50 PM
 on 05 Jun 14 03:39 PM

A very diff combination of khichdi but was loved by all family members to my surprise. Tarla Dalal recipes always makes me a winner of my kitchen.
 on 29 Oct 10 04:44 PM

so simple recipe...very tasty never tasted bajra in form of a khichadi. i added a few chopped veggies and garlic but it tastes better the way it is.