Bajra Khichdi ( Rajasthani)


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Bajra Khichdi (  Rajasthani)

બાજરાની ખીચડી - 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. In winters, Rajasthani bajra khichdi is ideal to combat the cold weather.

The procedure of making bajra khichdi is very very easy, so simple that even a amatuer cant go wrong with it. To make bajra khichdi, rinse and soak bajra for 8 hours. Bajra keeps the body warm and are good to consume during winters as they help in absorbing the nutrients and build muscle tissue. Further, 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 healthy black millet Indian khichdi immediately. Though, the recipe uses basic ingredients the outcome and taste is luscious.

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 in Rajasthani bajra khichdi, 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.

healthy black millet Indian khichdi is good for you as bajra is high in protein and is a complete protein for vegetarians when combined with dal. So as a Vegetarian, include bajra in your diet. Bajra is a great option for those on a gluten-free diet.

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Bajra Khichdi ( Rajasthani) recipe - How to make Bajra Khichdi ( Rajasthani)

Soaking Time:  8 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     3Makes 3 servings
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Ingredients

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

    For bajra khichdi
  1. 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.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  4. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and turmeric powder and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  5. 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.
  6. Serve the bajra khichdi immediately.

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  1. Like bajra khichdi recipe | Rajasthani bajra khichdi | healthy black millet Indian khichdi | then check our collection of khichdi recipes. The humble collection of khichdi recipes is perhaps the homeliest dish one can think of. 

For preparing the pearl millet khichdi :

  1. To make Bajra Khichdi (Rajasthani Bajra Khichdi), first in a deep bowl take bajra and rinse it with water 2-3 times.
  2. Add enough water to submerge the black millet.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Drain it using a strainer. Keep aside.
  6. Take yellow moong dal in a strainer. Wash it 2-3 times under running water.
  7. Drain it using a strainer. Keep aside.

For the Bajra Khichdi :

  1. In a pressure cooker add the soaked bajra.
  2. Add the yellow moong dal.
  3. Add the salt.
  4. To add 2 cups of water. 
  5. Mix well using a spoon.
  6. 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.

For the tadka of Bajra Khichdi :

  1. For the tadka for bajra khichdi | Rajasthani bajra khichdi | healthy black millet Indian khichdi | heat the ghee in a deep non-stick pan.
  2. Once the ghee is hot, add the cumin seeds.
  3. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and turmeric powder.
  4. Sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  5. Add the cooked bajra- yellow moong dal mixture.
  6. Add little salt to Bajra Khichdi
  7. Mix the mixture thoroughly and cook over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. Serve the bajra khichdi | Rajasthani bajra khichdi | healthy black millet Indian khichdi | with curd and garnish with ghee.

Notes on Khichdi

  1. 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

Bajra Khichdi for Senior Citizens

  1. 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.
Accompaniments

Aam Aur Chane ka Achaar ( Rajasthani) 
Aam ki Launji 
Papad ki Churi ( Rajasthani) 
Rajasthani Pakoda Kadhi 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy252 cal
Protein11.3 g
Carbohydrates38.2 g
Fiber5.8 g
Fat6.1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium12 mg

RECIPE SOURCE : Rajasthani CookbookBuy this cookbook

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