Bajra Chana Dal Khichdi

A very healthy and tasty Bajra khichdi made with pearl millets and chana dal.  This khichdi tastes amazing with some yoghurt and a dollop of ghee.

So the Bajra khichdi has never been cooked in my kitchen ever before a few months back. When I went to India last Feb I was served a very tasty and healthy bajra khichdi in our flight. At first, I didn’t realise what it was but later on after a lot of thinking guessed it. After coming back home I bought a pack of pearl millets to try the khichdi at home.

Mr Husband kept telling me not to buy as we won’t like it and pearl millet is not edible. But nothing stopped me and I tried my first batch of khichdi for our lunch. He refuses eating it but we girls loved it to the core. Since then I am making it every now and then to have a satisfying and filling meal.

Blogging Marathon#80 Week 4/Day 19
Theme– Protein Rich Dishes
Bajra Chana Dal Khichdi
Protein Source- 
Spinach,Bajra, Chana dal

Bajra Dal Khichdi
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

A very healthy and tasty khichdi made with pearl millets and chana dal.  This khichdi tastes amazing with some yoghurt and a dollop of ghee.

Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 People
Author: Sapana Behl
  • 1 1/2 cup bajra/pearl millets
  • 1/2 cup chana dal
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 2 cups spinach leaves
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup ghee/clarified butter
  • water as required
  1. Wash and soak bajra and chana dal in separate bowls in enough water for overnight.

  2. Heat ghee in the pressure cooker adds in cumin seeds and onions. Saute for a minute.

  3. Now add-in green chilli tomatoes turmeric coriander and salt. Stir and cook for a minute or until tomatoes are soft.

  4. Add in spinach leaves give a nice stir and add drained bajra and chana dal. Mix well to combine.

  5. Add 4 to 5 cups of water and cook for 3 to 4 whistles. Let the pressure release o its own.

  6. Serve warm with yoghurt and dollop of ghee.

Recipe Notes
You may add chopped vegetables in the khichdi t make it more inviting.



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Best Regards,
Sapana Behl

12 comments on “Bajra Chana Dal Khichdi”

  1. This is a fantastic dish Sapana..Bajra is quite popular in our cuisines too, though I don’t think we make it this way, I will surely want to make this soon..good share!

  2. Bajra is one healthy millet when compared to the others.. Such a lovey and healthy share..

  3. We usually use bajra flour for idlis and dosas. Making kichdi is a great way to use bajra. Looks so yum..

  4. Wow, bajra khichdi that seriously my kind of food but i never thought of making khichdi with bajras, now i dont have any reason to keep me away from this nutritious dish. Thanks for sharing Sapana.

  5. I want to grab the plate of the screen. I made bajara khichidi in the past so know it’s yum

  6. A nice healthy share Sapana. I’ve use bajra flour in many dishes but have yet to try making something out of whole bajra. Khichdi seems like just right kind of dish to start off with.

  7. Wow they served bajra kichadi in flight? That’s awesome and its super awesome that you have replicated it. Great

  8. Sowmya says:

    That’s a cool idea Sapana and the khichadi looks delicious. The spinach would have added a nice flavour to it!

  9. Vaishali says:

    Couple of years back I tried Bajra Khichadi , somehow it just would not cook to perfection , wonder why ! Ever since haven’t had the heart to try again .
    Looking at this khichadi , I am
    Motivated to retry ! It looks fantastic , and so wholesome .

  10. Sapana I made the bajra khichdi during the weekend using moong dal and veggies of my choice. It turned out so really nice and delicious. I’m sure I’ll be making this khichdi more often as its super healthy and light on the stomach. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  11. ruchi indu says:

    I guess this is the first recipe with bajra in this mega marathon. splendid recipe.

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