Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi


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Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi

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You must have heard of Bajra Khichdi, a famous Rajasthani delicacy. While that is a wholesome dish, here is something even more nourishing, fortified with more healthy stuff like whole moong, green peas and tomatoes. These not only add more crunch and tang to the khichdi, but also add more fibre, iron and protein, making the Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi a complete meal in its own right.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients
1/4 cup bajra (black millet) , soaked for 5 hours and drained
1/4 cup moong (whole green gram)
1/2 cup green peas
2 tsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1 tsp garlic (lehsun) paste
1/2 tsp ginger (adrak) paste
1/2 tsp green chilli paste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp chilli powder
salt to taste
Method
  1. Soak the bajra and moong separately in enough watwer in a deep bowl for 5 hours and drain well.
  2. Combine the bajra, moong, green peas, salt and 1 cup of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 5 whistles.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  5. When the seeds crackle, add and the asafoetida onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  6. Add the tomatoes, garlic paste, ginger paste, green chilli paste, turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, mash using a potato masher, white stirring occasionally.
  7. Add the cooked bajra-moong dal- green pea mixture and ¼ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  8. Serve hot.
Accompaniments

Cooling Cucumber Raita 
Mint Raita 
Spinach Raita ( Low Calorie Healthy Cooking) 

Nutrient values per serving
Energy 124 kcal
Protein 5.4 gm
Carbohydrates 18.4 gm
Fat 3.2 gm
Fibre 1.6 gm
Iron 1.9 mg
Vitamin C 13.9 mg
Folic acid 18.8 mcg

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Reviews

Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi
5
 on 18 Feb 16 03:22 PM


Very healthy recipe.. my husband is very choosy bt he also liked this khichdi
Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi
5
 on 30 Dec 15 04:25 PM


very healthy and rich recipe. my husband and i enjoyed eating it served hot with curds. very filling.
Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi
4
 on 22 Jul 15 09:14 AM


This is a very healthy recipe- bursting with flavours. A hit with my kids!
Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi
5
 on 15 Sep 14 03:27 PM


A great combo of perfect taste and texture in a healthy bowl. Just soak the bajra and moong for a few hours and your nourishing one dish meal is ready on your table.