bajra khichdi

How to make bajra khichdi at home

Bajra is one of the most commonly available millet in India. It is also one of the staples of Rajasthan and Haryana. You might have heard about bajra khichdi when you visit these states. Hence, Bajra Khichdi can be easy at home recipe for you.

In winters, bajra khichdi provides not only warmth but also nutrition. Do you know that bajra is a millet that is rich in many nutrients? It is really healthy and is loaded with nutrients as well.

Bajra is a good source of magnesium and potassium. It is said to be heart healthy. Furthermore, it is suggested by studies that bajra may have a cholesterol lowering effect. That is, it might be helpful in reducing LDL and increasing HDL. Moreover, it might help in reducing the overall cholesterol and help in managing lipid profile.

With such great benefits of bajra, it is really wise to include it in your daily diet. And the best news is, that it can be easily incorporated in you diet. You must have heard about bajra chapatis, soups and more.

This recipe is easy to make and really very comforting during cold weather. You can serve it with some curry or as I prefer to have it with kadhi. Also, can add your favorite vegetables to it.

Let’s start with the recipe.

Soaking time: 7-8 hours

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Total time: 8 hours 5 minutes

Serving: 3-4

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Ingredients to make Bajra Khichdi:

Bajra: ½ cup (Soaked for 7-8 hours)

Moong dal (yellow): ½ cup (wash and drained)

Salt: as required

Ghee: 1 tbsp

Cumin seeds: 1 tsp

Hing (asafetida): ½ tsp

Turmeric powder: ½ tsp

Method of preparation:

  • Firstly, take a pressure cooker and place it on medium flame. To it add soaked bajra and drained moong dal. Add salt and around 1.5-2 cups of water.
  • Secondly, mix all the ingredients well, and cover the lid of the cooker and cook it till 4 whistles.
  • Now, to make tadka, in a pan add ghee, cumin seeds and hing. Let the seeds crackle and change their color to dark brown. (You can add tomato and onions too in this tadka).
  • Then, add this tadka to the bajra-moong khichdi. Stir continuously and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

Your bajra khichdi is ready to serve.

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