Bajra Khichdi with Green Moong Dal


Bajra Khichdi with Green Moong Dal

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Millets are wonder foods – our very own, local super foods! Apart from being treasure troves of nutrition, they all have some exclusive benefits too.

If you take millets like bajra and nachni, they keep our system warm in the winters and help absorb nutrients and build muscle tissue. Here is a wonderfully tasty and equally easy way to consume bajra.

The Bajra Khichdi with Green Moong Dal is a comforting one-dish meal, which you can serve for lunch or dinner. It has a great mouth-feel, and the combo of bajra with green moong dal also has a very good taste.

Although the tempering is extremely simple, the ghee and jeera give it a very appetizing aroma and homely flavour. It tastes so nice that you can just serve it with curd.

If you wish to add some excitement to the healthy meal, serve it with papad and pickle along with curds.

Enjoy how to make Bajra Khichdi with Green Moong Dal recipe with detailed step by step photos below.

Bajra Khichdi with Green Moong Dal recipe - How to make Bajra Khichdi with Green Moong Dal

Soaking Time:  8 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 3 servings
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Ingredients


For Bajra Khichdi With Green Moong Dal
1/2 cup bajra (black millet)
1/2 cup green moong dal (split green gram)
salt to taste
2 tsp ghee
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)

For Serving With Bajra Khichdi With Green Moong Dal
curd

Method
For bajra khichdi with green moong dal

    For bajra khichdi with green moong dal
  1. Soak the bajra in enough water for 8 hours. Drain.
  2. Wash it 2-3 times under running water and keep aside.
  3. In a pressure cooker add the soaked bajra, green moong dal, salt and 2 cups of water, mix well and pressure cook for 4 whistles.
  4. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  5. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds.
  6. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and turmeric powder and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  7. Add the cooked bajra- green moong dal mixture and little salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  8. Serve the bajra khichdi with green moong dal hot with curd.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy253 cal
Protein12 g
Carbohydrates39.8 g
Fiber6 g
Fat5.1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium12.7 mg
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Method for Bajra Khichdi with Green Moong Dal

  1. For preparing the pearl millet khichdi, in a deep bowl take bajra and rinse it with water 2-3 times.
  2. Add enough water to submerge the black millet.
  3. Cover with a lid and keep aside to soak for 8 hours. If you do not have 8 hours then soak for around 4 hours and then pulse in the mixer few times to loosen out the husk and make a coarse powder.
  4. The soaked bajra looks like this after 8 hours. Millets like bajra and nachni keep our system warm and are good to consume during winters as they help in absorbing the nutrients and build muscle tissue.
  5. Drain it using a strainer. Keep aside.
  6. Take green moong dal in a strainer. Wash it 2-3 times under running water. Drain it using a strainer. Keep aside.

For the Bajra Khichdi with Green Moong Dal :

  1. In a pressure cooker add the soaked bajra.
  2. Add the green moong dal.
  3. Add the salt.
  4. Add 2 cups of water in the pressure cooker.
  5. Mix well using a spoon.
  6. Shut the lid of the pressure cooker and pressure cook for 4 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Open the pressure cooker.

Tadka for Bajra Khichdi with green moong dal

  1. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick pan.
  2. Once the ghee is hot, add the cumin seeds.
  3. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and turmeric powder.
  4. Sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  5. Add the cooked bajra- green moong dal mixture.
  6. Add little salt.
  7. Add 1 cup of water, mix well and cook Bajra Khichdi with Green Moong Dal on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Remember we have added salt before while cooking the khichdi.
  8. Serve the Bajra Khichdi with Green Moong Dal with low fat curds.

Notes on Khichdi

  1. Khichdis normally feature rice or other grains in a mushy or mashed form, along with dals, spices and/ or veggies. There are Khichdi recipes aplenty. They can be a soothing comfort food, or a spicy delicacy, depending on how you choose to make it. However, in most cases, Khichdis are very convenient to make as all the ingredients can be quickly pressure-cooked together. We have a large collection of healthy khichdi's which are not made with rice. A good start is to try this jowar moong dal khichdi recipe

Bajra Khichdi with Green Moong Dal is Protein rich

  1. Bajra Khichdi with Green Moong Dal is Protein rich. Our ancestors use to call khichdi as ‘Comfort Food’. But in reality it is more than that. It’s a source of high quality protein  for vegetarians as it combines a cereal with a pulse. This Bajra Khichdi with Green Moong Dal is a perfect example to prove this. Here bajra, a cereal, has been combined with green moong dal, a split pulse, to make this nourishing treat. 1 serving of this khichdi provides as high as12 g of protein, making it a Vegetarain protein rich food. Moreover Bajra Khichdi with Green Moong Dal is served with curd. This will enhance its protein content further. This is a perfect protein rich khichdi for light yet satiating dinner.

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