Sunday, December 19, 2010

Bajre Ki Namkeen Khichdi - Millet and Yellow Split Moong Beans Savory Porridge

Hello friends,


I feel bad that I haven't been posting lot of authentic Rajasthani Recipes. So, to ease my guilt, here is one of the recipes of Rajasthan which are mainly eaten in winter months as this keeps your body warm and thus helps you fight the cold winters of desert area.


Today, I am giving namkeen khichdi (savory version) of it and soon will post the sweeter version as well.

Bajre Ki Namkeen Khichdi - बाजरे की नमकीन खिचड़ी (Millet and Yellow Split Moong Beans Savory Porridge)
Ingredients
Bajra (Whole Millet) - 1 cup, washed
Rice - 1/4 cup, washed
Moong Dal (Split Yellow Moong Beans) - 1/4 cup, washed
Peas and Carrots - mixed 1/2 cup, carrots finely chopped
Jeera (Cumin Seeds) - 1 tsp
Heeng (Asafoetida) - 1-2 pinches
Laung (Cloves) - 4 to 5
Badi Ilaichi (Black Cardamom) - 2
Dalchini (Cinnamon Stick) - 1 inch piece
Haldi (Turmeric Powder) - 1 tsp
Hari Mirch (Green Chilies) - 4 small ones, finely chopped (adjust per your taste)
Adrakh (Ginger) - 1 inch piece, minced or finaly sliced (as you may like)
Ghee (Clarified Butter) - 2 tbsps
Oil - 1tbsp
Salt - as per taste
Preparation
  • Soak bajra in water for an hour and then air dry it (spread it on a cloth and let it air dry) for another hour or so. Then coarsely grind it and remove all the dust and hull from bajra.
  • Take a cooker and add oil to it.
  • Once it is hot, add jeera and heeng and let jeera splutter.
  • Add cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and after 15 seconds, add green chilies and ginger till it is friend.
  • Add peas and carrots and let them fry for 2 min.
  • Add bajra, rice, moong dal, salt and water and close the lid.
  • Cook it till 4-5 whistles (if you do not have whistles, cook for about 20-25 min.)
  • Switch off the heat and once the steam is all released, mix it well and serve.
Serving
This is just served as is with a dollop of ghee on top. You can serve it some hot kadhi.


I am sending this to my own MLLA # 30 which was started by Susan.


That's all for now. Take care till next post.

40 comments:

Deepika said...

I love this Priya...reminds me of home. Top it with load of home-made ghee, and yum!

Torviewtoronto said...

healthy and delicious

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

That sounds and looks so healthy :)

SS blogs here said...

Sounds tasty!

Pushpa said...

Healthy and yummy dish,awesome for this weather.

Kiran said...

Priya,
Millet-moong porridge looks super delicious.Bookmarked.

Swathi said...

Looks healthy and delicious Priya.

Priya Sreeram said...

i love khichdi and this one looks swell- !

girlichef said...

Yum, it sounds fantastic!

divya said...

Drool worthy so perfect...Beautiful clicks.

savitha ramesh said...

Interesting and very healthy priya

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

tastes so yummy with garlic pickle and homemade ghee on top.....pass me some priya...love it...

harini-jaya said...

very healthy and interesting..never cooked whole millet at home..so pbly need more input on how to take the hull and dust..

Smita said...

looks yummy!!

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Very interesting recipe!

Ms.Chitchat said...

New to me,quite interesting. Yesterday got to watch 'Chak le re', a cooking show in NDTV Goodtimes and it was a Rasjasthani delight. Very very interesting combos and looked very delciious.

Kanchan said...

Nice Click ! Loved this version of khichdi ..

Kurinji said...

Healthy recipe...
Kurinji

Jaisy James said...

looks delicious

Jaisy James said...

looks delicious

Sweet Artichoke said...

Yum! Millet is so healthy and has such a nice taste! Your porridge looks delicious!

Vegetarian Zest said...

Never heard of this recipe before. This looks not just tempting but healthy too.

Anukampa said...

wow..looks so healthy.My Naaniji used to make it for us

Panchpakwan said...

Looks delicious and healhty meal..

Spoonfuls of love, added to every recipe !!! said...

Woww ... yummy .. the ghee on top is very tempting ... I think i shld make this for my kiddo ... very healthy

Priya said...

Definitely a healthy,nutritious at the same a filling porridge, delicious!

Suja Sugathan said...

Interesting one..sounds delicious and healthy

Umm Mymoonah said...

Looks very delicious and a healthy porridge.

aipi said...

that sounds like such a comfort food, love it.


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Veggie Hut said...

Perfect for the season!

R said...

love it when u r at ur authentic best! the recipe is simply gr8!!

swapna said...

Healthy and delicious dish....

swapna said...

Looks so delicious and yummy....sure is a comfort food!!

SE said...

excellent and healthy...i do make bajra roti..keeps warm in this winter..thnx for stopping by..

Tanvi@Sinfully Spicy said...

This is quite yummy Khichdi.I make the same with dalia!

Preeti Kashyap said...

I love khichidi...with loads of ghee of course....yumm...so good during winters

Suma Gandlur said...

Love any khichdi here!
I have become so lazy, didn't know again that you are hosting MLLA. Just need to plan to send something to your event. :)

Sunshinemom said...

One of my neighbours brought this at a potluck. It was extremely tasty. Thanks for the recipe. Will try it soon.

simply.food said...

This looks like comfort food to me.I am going to book mark and see if i can get whole bajra at the indian grocery store.

Unknown said...

You forgot to mention rice in preparation section.

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