Monday 24 August 2015

Bajra Khichdi

Warm, comforting, one pot meal made with black millets and split yellow gram.
Bajra is also referred to as high energy food, it helps in lowering cholesterol levels and hepls healthy digestion.


  • 1/2 cup black/pearl millet (bajra)
  • 1/4 cup split yellow gram (moong chilka)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cups Water 
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp. ghee
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • A pinch of asafoetida


  • Clean bajra and soak overnight or at least for 6-7 hours and drain.
  • Clean and soak moong dal for 30 minutes and drain.
  • Combine bajra and moong dal in a pressure cooker, add 2 cups of water, salt mix well and pressure cook for 4 whistles.
  • Open the lid, once the steam is released.
  • In a frying pan, heat ghee, add cumin seeds, when the seeds start to splutter add asafoetida and turmeric powder.
  • Add this ghee/tadka to the cooked khichdi mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes on medium flame.
  • Serve hot with a dollop of ghee and powdered jaggery:)

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