Pearl Millet Khichdi Recipe

Pearl Millet Khichdi

Today's recipe has been on my to-make list since the last mega marathon we had in April. Bajra/ Pearl Millet/ Sajjalu was one of the most popular ingredient used in Haryana cuisine.
It takes a while to cook bajra, using the pressure cooker is one of the quickest methods. This is a very hearty and filling meal. Both my kids loved it too. I added some mixed veggies to the dish to make it more substantial.

  • Serves: 5 People
  • Prep Time: 34
  • Cooking: 34
  • Calories: 100
  • Difficulty: easy

Ingredients

  1. Pearl millet - 1 cup,
  2. Moong dal – 1 cup,
  3. Potato
  4. carrot
  5. beans
  6. green peas
  7. salt
  8. oil
  9. onion
  10. green chilies
  11. tomato
  12. asafoetida
  13. cumin seeds
  14. mustard seeds
  15. ginger garlic paste
  16. red chili powder
  17. coriander powder
  18. turmeric powder
  19. 2 tbsp – chopped coriander leaves
  20. lemon juice – as required.

Directions

  1. Soak pearl millet grain and moong dal over night.
  2. Boil all the vegetables in a pressure cooker.
  3. Add soaked, washed pearl millet grain, moong dal, all the vegetables, green chilli, salt, turmeric powder and 4 cups water and cook for 3-4 whistles. In a pan sauté onion, green chilli, asofoetida, cumin seeds and mustard seeds in oil.
  4. Add red chili powder, and mix cooked millet grain well, simmer for 2-3 mins, adjust salt if required.
  5. Season with coriander leaves and lemon juice and serve hot.

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