Bajra Khichdi ( Protein and Iron Rich Recipe)

Bajra Khichdi ( Protein and Iron Rich 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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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
  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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Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy337 cal
Protein14 g
Carbohydrates50.1 g
Fiber7.7 g
Fat9 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium14.8 mg

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Bajra Khichdi ( Protein and Iron Rich Recipe)
 on 19 Apr 19 11:07 AM

This recipe is very delicious
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Anjali, Glad you liked it! Do try out more recipes from our collection and share your experience with us. Happy cooking!
20 Apr 19 08:58 AM
Bajra Khichdi ( Protein and Iron Rich Recipe)
 on 13 Jan 17 08:26 PM

Excellent Recipe!!
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Deepa, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
14 Jan 17 12:25 PM
Bajra Khichdi ( Protein and Iron Rich Recipe)
 on 21 Jul 16 04:09 PM

This tasty and healthy khichdi is excellent for athletes as it keeps your glycemic index low and hence promotes fat burning.