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Bajra Ki Khichdi

Bajra khichdi is a nutritious recipe and easy to prepare. Ghee or sesame oil, pickles, curds, papad and gur accompany this khichdi. Bajra khichdi is eaten in Rajasthan during winter season.

Ingredients:

Black Millet (bajra) – 200 gms.Bajara-Khichdi 2
Moong dal – 150 gms
Green chilli – 2 (chopped)
Ginger – 1 inch long piece (chopped)
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tbsp.
Green peas – 1 small bowl (optional)
Pure ghee 2 tbsp.
Cumin seeds 1 tbsp.
Asafoetida – 1/2 tbsp.bajra

Salt as taste

Method:

Clean and grind the bajra to a course in a blender. Keep aside. Heat ghee in a cooker and tamper the hing and cumin seeds into it. Once the cumin seeds turn brown put green chilli, ginger, turmeric powder and peas to it. Roast it for 2 minutes.

Combine the bajra and moong dal mixture. Pour the mixture in the cooker. Add salt and two and a half cups of water. Cook under pressure for three to four whistles.

After the whistle cook the khichdi for another 5 minutes. Turn off the flame.

Open the lid of the cooker. Your Bajra Khichdi is ready. Serve hot with ghee, kadhi or curds.

Tips:

Adjust the consistency of the khichdi at the time of serving by adding ½ cup of hot water if necessary.

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