Thursday, May 24, 2018

Rajasthani Bajra Khichdi | Kambu Khichadi | Khichdi Recipe

Rajasthani Bajra Khichdi, a healthy one pot meal made from the pearl millet and whole green moong dal. I had some pearl millet in my pantry untouched for long time which i was brought from India , usually i make kambu dosa with it. But the left over pearl quantity was not enough to make dosa, i was searching for some easy recipe with pearl millet, that's when this khichdi recipe caught my attention. It's such a healthy meal, instantly i made a note of recipe and tried it within the next few days. The khichdi turned out so creamy and delicious.
Bajra is very popular in North India especially Gujarat and Rajasthan, since it's known for generating heat in our body, this kind of khichdis are often prepared during winter season. Healthy meal also keep us warm, interesting right?? There are different variation in the making of this khichdi, even in some recipe they have used 1/2 of bajra and 1/2 of rice, but i have followed the recipe from Sanjeev kapoor where rice was not used. Also if you want to add any veggies, go head & add, make it as even more healthy & delicious !!! 

Rajasthani Bajra Khichdi

Preparation Time : 4 hrs | Cooking Time : 25 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Millet | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Bajra - 1/2 cup
Whole moong dal - 1/4 cup
Water - 2 cup
Cumin seed - 1 tsp
Green chili - 1 
Ginger - 1 tsp(chopped)
Asafoetida powder - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste
Ghee - 1 tsp + more for drizzling.

Measure bajra and moong dal and add each into separate bowl. Wash it twice and soak it in the water for 4 hrs.After 4 hrs, drain the water from the bajra and add into the mixie jar and pulse it twice or thrice and keep it aside until use.Heat the ghee in a pressure cooker, add the cumin seed, let it crackle,then add the ginger and green chili saute it for 2 mins. Then add the bajra and saute it in ghee for 2 mins and then add the soaked moong dal(discard the soaked water) and saute it for 2 more mins.Add the water, turmeric powder and salt.Finally add the asafoetida powder , mix it well and cover the pressure cooker with lid and put on whistle and cook it for 5 whistles.Once the pressure released from the pressure cooker automatically, open the lid and mix it well with ladle. Drizzle some more ghee on the top and it's ready to serve.Tasty & healthy Bajra Khichdi is ready.


  • Soak bajra for minimum 4 hrs, it helps to cook the bajra easily.
  • No need to grind the bajra finely, just pulse it twice or thrice is enough.
  • Instead of whole green moong dal, you can use the  yellow moong dal too.
  • Add more or less green chili as per the spice level you want.
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  1. iv never eaten millets in my life! such an healthy option!this looks super easy sandhiya!

  2. This is such a filling and healthy meal.

  3. Wow! The bajra kichdi looks so good Sandiya. Such a nice one pot meal..

  4. Very nice recipe and so nutritious too.

  5. How nutritious this khichdi na, simply irresistible and very comforting as well.

  6. Sounds like a very filling and healthy meal...

  7. I had a tough time making this khichadi, but finally I succeeded , after reading a couple of posts. The khichadi is beautifully made and looks very appetizing.

  8. Wow this is surely fantastic Sandhiya, so healthy and such a different one to enjoy! I have a packet of bajra which I can surely make this..

  9. I love making bajra khichdi and hubby and I love it. Its so filling and healthy. Love the way you've plated it.

  10. I love this khichdi. I need to make this again to remind me why I like it so much :). Very nicely done.

  11. That is such an appetising plate! Khichadi is the epitome of comfort food and making it with millets is fabulous.

  12. Made it to perfection...such tempting...reminded me of my childhood days when mom use to make... awesome

  13. What a nutritious and delicious khichdi that is Sandhiya. Love that you used bajra and whole moong dal to make it.

  14. Such a nutritious and tasty khichdi, and you have cooked it perfectly Sandhiya.

  15. Perfectly cooked healthy khichdi.

  16. what a healthy and wholsome khichdi

  17. Very healthy and tasty khichdi recipe.

  18. Have been looking for this recipe for long. Thanks.

  19. Luks really yummy😋
    I hope I can try dis recipe wid quinoa instead of leme know😊

    1. Thank you. Yes, you can try it with quinoa and let me know how you like it.