Broccoli and Bajra Snack

Bajra is a storehouse of nutrients, but hardly included in the diet except perhaps as a khichdi or roti. Here is a truly delicious snack made of whole bajra and broccoli. Chopped onions, garlic and red chilli flakes impart tremendous taste to this snack, while olive oil, though used in small quantities lends its characteristic aroma to it. This snack appears to be time-consuming only because bajra has a hard texture and takes time to cook. However, because we have chosen to pressure cook it, the effort you have to put in is minimal, making this a very easy snack indeed.

Broccoli and Bajra Snack

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Broccoli and Bajra Snack recipe - How to make Broccoli and Bajra Snack

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1 cup chopped broccoli
1 cup whole bajra (black millet) , soaked for 8 hours and drained
salt to taste
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
2 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika)

  1. Combine the bajra and salt with 1½ cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 5 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Drain the water and keep aside.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the garlic and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  5. Add the broccoli, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the bajra, salt and chilli flakes, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Serve hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy177 cal
Protein5.3 g
Carbohydrates29 g
Fiber4.9 g
Fat4.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium6.5 mg


Broccoli and Bajra Snack
 on 24 Jul 20 10:02 PM

Hello mam.Can i replace the bracolli with some other vegetable.Since my mom in law has thyroid she is restricted fr having cabbage cauliflower bracolli
Tarla Dalal
25 Jul 20 10:57 AM
   Yes you can replace broccoli with finely chopped capsicum at step 5 and proceed as per the recipe.
Broccoli and Bajra Snack
 on 11 May 19 04:53 PM

added a bit of fresh pineapple, pomogranate and colored bell peppers......was delicious! and very filling....
Tarla Dalal
11 May 19 05:42 PM
   Hi Arati, Glad you liked it!Keep experimenting and do try out more recipes from our website.Happy Cooking!
Broccoli and Bajra Snack
 on 23 Mar 17 08:50 PM

Broccoli and Bajra Snack
 on 22 Jul 15 09:15 AM

Intersting mix of an exotic vegetable with old fashioned bajra- I add zucchini, peppers and a dash of cheese as well!
Broccoli and Bajra Snack
 on 29 Sep 14 10:51 AM

Perfect recipe for endurance athletes. As Bajra is in its whole form, it does not provide a spike in your insulin levels and therefore keeps your fat burning on all through. I add chopped coloured capsicums to this recipe and often have it for dinner. This recipe will keep you super lean.