How to make Bajra Khichdi - Mildly flavoured khichdi bajra and chilkewali moong dal.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Bajra (बाजरा), Split Green Gram

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

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Bajra Khichdi

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

For more recipes related to Bajra Khichdi checkout Bajra Khichdi, Bajra Pongal. You can also find more Rice recipes like Bahala Bhath, Tawa Pulao, Orange Risotto, Rice Vermicelli Pulao.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Bajra Khichdi Recipe

  • Bajra soaked 1 cup

  • Split Green Gram soaked 1/2 cup

  • Pure ghee 1 cup + to serve

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Cloves 7-8

  • Ginger grated 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Green chilli broken 1

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Drain and put bajra in a chopper jar and crush. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker, add cumin seeds, cloves, ginger and sauté till fragrant.

Step 2

Add bajra and chilkewali moong dal and mix well and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Add green chilli, turmeric powder and salt. Sauté for 2 minutes. Add 4 cups water and mix.

Step 3

Put the lid on and cook under pressure till 4-5 whistles are given out. Let it stand till pressure reduces completely. Serve hot with ghee or yogurt.