Bajre ki Khichdi

Khichdi is an easy to digest healthy Indian food preparation made from rice and lentils.
It is a very popular dish across India and other countries. The dish is widely prepared in many Indian states like Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Bengal. Vegetables such as cauliflower, potato, and green peas are commonly added. A popular variant in coastal Maharashtra is made with prawns.

"Bajre ki Khichdi" - A Winter Dish of Rajasthan

Bajre ki Khichdi of Rajasthan made of Bajra - group of small-seeded species of cereal crops or grains. They are an excellent source of protein, iron, folic acid and fibre.
Bajre ki Khichdi  
Bajre ki Kichdi, a dish usually prepared in winters, helps keeping your body warm. Its creamy consistency and mild flavors make it a good recipe to have especially in the preconception period and first trimester.
You can add some spices, throw in some vegetables and serve it with curd it will taste delicious.

Ingredients of Bajre ki Khichdi

  • 1/3 cup bajra (black millet), washed
  • 3 tablespoons yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1/2 teaspoon asafetida (hing)
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • salt to taste

How To Make Bajre Ki Khichdi

You can cook it in the pressure cooker for about 4-5 whistles and then serve with a dollop of ghee.

Also, before adding bajra to the pressure cooker, wash and drain and keep them aside for about 1 hour.

Make it wet a little and put in a clean cloth. Tie a knot and crush it just with hands to take out the outer peel if you are interested in removing the peel.