Bajra Khichdi ( Rajasthani)
by Tarla Dalal
- हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Bajra Khichdi ( Rajasthani) in Hindi)
- ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Bajra Khichdi ( Rajasthani) in Gujarati)
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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 curd 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.
Enjoy how to make Bajra Khichdi recipe with detailed step by step photos below.
- To make bajra khichdi , combine the bajra, moong dal, salt and 2 cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 4 whistles.
- Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside.
- Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
- When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and turmeric powder and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
- 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.
- Serve the bajra khichdi immediately.
Bajra Khichdi ( Rajasthani) recipe with step by step photos
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To make Bajra Khichdi (Rajasthani Bajra Khichdi), first in a deep bowl take bajra and rinse it with water 2-3 times.
Add enough water to submerge the black millet.
Cover with a lid and keep aside to soak for 8 hours. If you do not have 8 hours then soak for around 4 hours and then pulse in the mixer few times to loosen out the husk and make a coarse powder.
The soaked bajra looks like this after 8 hours. Millets like bajra and nachni keep our system warm and are good to consume during winters as they help in absorbing the nutrients and build muscle tissue.
Drain it using a strainer. Keep aside.
Take yellow moong dal in a strainer. Wash it 2-3 times under running water.
Drain it using a strainer. Keep aside.
In a pressure cooker add the soaked bajra.
Add the yellow moong dal.
Add the salt.
To add 2 cups of water.
Mix well using a spoon.
Shut the lid of the pressure cooker and pressure cook for 4 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Open the pressure cooker.
Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick pan.
Once the ghee is hot, add the cumin seeds.
When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and turmeric powder.
Sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
Add the cooked bajra- yellow moong dal mixture.
Add little salt to Bajra Khichdi
Mix the mixture thoroughly and cook over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Serve the Bajra Khichdi with curd and garnish with ghee.
Khichdis normally feature rice or other grains in a mushy or mashed form, along with dals, spices and/ or veggies. There are Khichdi recipes aplenty. They can be a soothing comfort food, or a spicy delicacy, depending on how you choose to make it. However, in most cases, Khichdis are very convenient to make as all the ingredients can be quickly pressure-cooked together. We have a large collection of healthy khichdi's which are not made with rice. A good start is to try this jowar moong dal khichdi recipe.
Rajasthani Style Bajra Khichdi – Soft Food for Senior Citizen. This khichdi is a great source of energy, protein, fats and iron… all the nutrients required by senior citizens. The additional advantage of this delicacy is that it’s a one dish meal which treasures all these nutrients in one go. Moreover it is easy to chew as compared to rotis and parathas. If you wish to have an extra soft Bajra khichdi, pressure cook for 2 more whistles. Serve Rajasthani Style Bajra Khichdi for dinner with curd and add on 11.3 g of protein and 3.5 g of iron to your diet.
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