How to make Bajra Khichdi -

A nutritious and easy to prepare rice preparation.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Bajra (बाजरा), Green Gram

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

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Bajra Khichdi

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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 : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Bajra Khichdi Recipe

  • Bajra soaked 1/3 cup

  • Green Gram 3 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Pure ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida 1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

Grind the bajra and moong dal coarsely in a mixer. Combine the bajra-moong dal mixture with salt and two and a half cups of water in a pressure cooker and cook under pressure for three to four whistles.

Step 2

Heat ghee in a pan. Add cumin seeds and asafoetida. When the seeds change colour pour it over the cooked bajra khichdi and mix well.

Step 3

Serve hot with kadhi or yogurt.

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