Bajra and Moong Dal Khichdi

Bajra and Moong Dal Khichdi

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This is a traditional Rajasthani recipe that we discovered is an excellent source of protein, iron, folic acid and fibre. Its creamy consistency and mild flavours make it a good recipe to have especially in the preconception period and first trimester. But i'm sure you will enjoy it all through your pregnancy. You can even perk up this khichdi by adding some spices to it and maybe even throw in some vegetables. Serve it with curds raita or a kadhi and you have a completely balanced meal ready.

Bajra and Moong Dal Khichdi recipe - How to make Bajra and Moong Dal Khichdi

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 2 servings
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Ingredients

1/2 cup bajra (black millet) , soaked for 8 hours and drained
1/2 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram) , washed and drained
2 tsp ghee
salt to taste
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)

For The Garnish
onion rings
a sprig of coriander (dhania)

Method
    Method
  1. Combine the bajra, moong dal, salt and 2 cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 4 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside.
  3. For the tempering, heat the ghee in a small non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  4. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida, turmeric powder and sauté for a few seconds.
  5. Add the tempering to the khichdi, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve immediately.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy323 cal
Protein14 g
Carbohydrates50.1 g
Fiber7.7 g
Fat7.5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium14.8 mg
Bajra and Moong Dal Khichdi (Pregnancy & Iron Rich Recipe) Video by Tarla Dalal
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For preparing the Bajra and Moong Dal Khichdi

  1. To make Bajra and Moong Dal Khichdi (Rajasthani Bajra and Moong Dal Khichdi), first 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 yellow moong dal in a strainer. Wash it 2-3 times under running water.
  7. Drain it using a strainer. Keep aside.

For the Bajra and Moong Dal Khichdi

  1. In a pressure cooker add the soaked bajra.
  2. Add the yellow moong dal.
  3. Add the salt.
  4. To add 2 cups of water. 
  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.

For the tadka of Bajra and Moong Dal Khichdi

  1. For the tadka for Bajra and Moong Dal Khichdi | Rajasthani Bajra and Moong Dal Khichdi | healthy black millet and Moong Dal Indian khichdi | 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- yellow moong dal mixture.
  6. Add little salt to Bajra and Moong Dal Khichdi.
  7. Mix the mixture thoroughly and cook over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. Serve the Bajra and Moong Dal Khichdi | Rajasthani Bajra and Moong Dal Khichdi | healthy black millet and Moong Dal Indian khichdi | with curd and garnish with ghee.

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.

Reviews

Bajra and Moong Dal Khichdi
 on 06 Mar 17 02:49 PM
5

Bajra and Moong Dal Khichdi
 on 20 Jan 17 03:42 PM
5

Excellent taste Thank you
Tarla Dalal
20 Jan 17 04:51 PM
   Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
Bajra and Moong Dal Khichdi
 on 01 Sep 16 12:52 PM
5

Bajra and Moong Dal Khichdi
 on 01 Sep 16 12:50 PM
5

Bajra and moong dal khichdi in hindi
Tarla Dalal
01 Sep 16 05:11 PM
   Hi Parvinder, Thank you but we will surely do it soon.
Bajra and Moong Dal Khichdi
 on 09 Sep 15 05:24 PM
4

Tarla Dalal
10 Sep 15 02:50 PM
   Thanks Hetal. Please keep reviewing and providing us feedback.
Bajra and Moong Dal Khichdi
 on 05 Jun 14 03:39 PM
5

A very diff combination of khichdi but was loved by all family members to my surprise. Tarla Dalal recipes always makes me a winner of my kitchen.
Bajra Khichdi ( Pregnancy Recipe)
 on 29 Oct 10 04:44 PM
5

so simple recipe...very tasty never tasted bajra in form of a khichadi. i added a few chopped veggies and garlic but it tastes better the way it is.