Jowar and Vegetable Khichdi

Jowar and Vegetable Khichdi

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A tasty One Dish Meals made of healthy jowar, the Jowar and Vegetable Khichdi is also quite exotic due to the choice of veggies used in it. Coloured capsicum and zucchini bring in not just colour but also a host of beneficial nutrients and antioxidants, just as the whole grain makes the jowar khichdi rich in protein, fibre and iron.

Jowar and Vegetable Khichdi recipe - How to make Jowar and Vegetable Khichdi

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     2Makes 2 servings
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1/2 cup whole jowar (white millet)
1/4 cup finely chopped red capsicum
1/4 cup finely chopped green capsicum
1/4 cup finely chopped yellow capsicum
1/4 cup finely chopped zucchini (unpeeled)
salt to taste
1 tsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup chopped coriander (dhania)

  1. Soak the whole jowar overnight in enough water. Next day, drain all the water.
  2. Combine soaked and drained jowar, 1 cup of water and salt in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 5 whistles.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep the cooked whole jowar aside without draining the water.
  4. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  5. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida, green chillies, red, green, yellow capsicum and the zucchini and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Add a little salt, cooked jowar (along with the water), mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes or till the water dries up, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Add the milk, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  8. Add the coriander, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  9. Serve immediately.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy239 cal
Protein7.3 g
Carbohydrates35 g
Fiber5.3 g
Fat6.7 g
Cholesterol8 mg
Sodium17.2 mg
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Jowar and Vegetable Khichdi
 on 16 Apr 19 01:35 PM

Jowar and Vegetable Khichdi
 on 23 Nov 17 08:31 PM

Tarla Dalal
24 Nov 17 10:31 AM
   Hi Tandon, we are delighted you loved the Khichdi recipe. Please keep posting your comments on recipes you have tried and loved. Happy Cooking.
Jowar and Vegetable Khichdi
 on 22 Jul 15 08:58 AM

This Khichdi hass very easy and healthy recipe- great for kids and health conscious people. It is a part of my weekly menu. thank you!
Edited after original posting.
Jowar Khichdi
 on 09 Jul 14 12:26 PM

Crunchy and heavy Jowar and Vegetable Khichdi....full of nutrients and's just yummy!
Jowar Khichdi
 on 11 Jul 13 10:22 AM

Jowar is extremely healthy and forms a great base for a khichdi. You can toss in any vegetables to this and they will taste well. We eat this often.