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
Dish-Bajra Chana Dal Khichdi
Protein Source- Spinach,Bajra, Chana dal
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.
- 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
Wash and soak bajra and chana dal in separate bowls in enough water for overnight.
Heat ghee in the pressure cooker adds in cumin seeds and onions. Saute for a minute.
Now add-in green chilli tomatoes turmeric coriander and salt. Stir and cook for a minute or until tomatoes are soft.
Add in spinach leaves give a nice stir and add drained bajra and chana dal. Mix well to combine.
Add 4 to 5 cups of water and cook for 3 to 4 whistles. Let the pressure release o its own.
Serve warm with yoghurt and dollop of ghee.