Millet is mostly consumed during winters. It gives you enough energy and stamina to bear the winter. You might have tasted various recipes such as Bajra roti, Bajra halwa. It is time you try Bajra khichdi. Traditionally veggies are not added to Bajra Khichdi still you can add peas, tomato, potato and cauliflower etc if desired.
Here is an easy recipe with step by step pictures to make yummy and nutritious Pearl Millet Khichdi . Serve it steaming hot and enjoy the warmth in a bowl full of Bajra Khichdi anytime.
Take millet clean,wash and soak in water for 8 to 9 hours.After 8 to 9 hours, Remove excess water.Keep the millet in a sieve for 10 to 15 minutes for extra water drains out. Keep it in a bowl.
Put the soaked bajra in a jar.Run it on slow speed. Grind the millet 3 times for 1/2 minutes each. Millet is churned,Take it out in a plate.
Heat a cooker for making Khichdi. Add 1 tbsp ghee to the cooker and let it heat. When hot, add cumin seeds, 1/2 pinch asafoetida,green chili, ginger paste, turmeric powder. Slightly stir the spices.
Add millet, moong dal,stir and roast it for 1 minute.Add 3 cups water.add salt and stir it.Close the lid of the cooker and cook until 1 whistle.
After a whistle, Reduce flame to minimum.Cook the khichdi on low flame for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, Turn off flame.Keep the khichdi in cooker till pressure escapes from it. Pressure is released from cooker.Open the lid of the cooker,keep it in a bowl.
For tempering, heat a tadka pan.Add 1 tsp ghee,add cumin seeds, let it roast. Pour the tadka over the khichadi. Slightly mix it.
Delicious and mouth drooling Bajra Khichadi is ready.You can serve this Khichdi with curd, pickle , papad and chutney.
- We have added asafoetida for tempering. You can also add garlic and onion if desired.
- Traditionally veggies are not added to Bajra Khichdi still you can add peas, tomato, potato and cauliflower etc if desired.You can adjust the quantity of ghee as desired.