How to make Bajre ke Masaledar Pulao - A healthy and tasty pulao made with barja and some masalas.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Pearl Millets, Tomatoes (टमाटर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

Bajre ke Masaledar Pulao Recipe Card

Bajre ke Masaledar Pulao

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.    

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Bajre ke Masaledar Pulao Recipe

  • Pearl Millets soaked in water overnight 2 cups

  • Tomatoes 2 tablespoons

  • Onion 1 large

  • Ginger 1 inch

  • Tomatoes 2 medium

  • Kashmiri red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder a pinch

  • Coriander powder 1 tablespoon

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Heat oil in a pressure pan. Roughly chop onion and add to the pan.

Step 2

Cut ginger into thin long strips and roughly chop tomato. Add both to the pan and sauté for 1-2 minutes.

Step 3

Add Kashmiri red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and salt and sauté for 1-2 minutes.

Step 4

Add pearl millets and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add 4 cups of water. Close the lid and cook on high heat up to 2 whistles. Lower the heat and cook for 10-12 minutes.

Step 5

Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.