Millets Khichdi | Kodo Millet Khichdi Recipe
I have had this ack of Kodo millets that needs to be used up soon. That’s when the idea of khichdi came up in existence. I followed my regular moong chilka dal khichdi recipe and made this variation using Kodo millets along with some onions and tomatoes.
I knew I had to improvise the regular khichdi otherwise girls won’t taste it. Thankfully the addition of onions and tomatoes made this khichdi more delicious and girls ate it with so much pleasure.
We, adults, had the khichdi with mint chutney and yoghurt and we all had a satisfying and delicious dinner after a heavy and elaborate weekend lunch.
For me, khichdi is the most comforting one pot meal that I love to make anytime, or some lazy days when I don’t feel like cooking. Whether it is Bajra Khichdi, easy peasy Masala Oats Khichdi, super delicious Toor Dal Khichdi or fasting special Samak ki Khichdi, we just love them all.
Blogging Marathon#82 Week4/Day1
Theme– Bookmarked Recipes
A comforting and filling khichdi made with kodo millet, moong dal and minimal spices. This is just perfect to finish on cold winter days with a dollop of ghee.
- 1 1/2 cups kodo millet
- 1/4 cup split yellow moong dal
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 tomato, chopped
- 1 green chilli, chopped
- 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
- 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
- salt to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
- 2 tablespoon ghee+ more to drizzle on top
- water as required
Wash and soak dal and millets in enough water for about 2 hours. Drain and set aside.
Heat ghee in a pressure cooker and add mustard and cumin seeds. Let the seeds splutter for a minute.
Add ginger garlic âste and saute for a minute then add chopped onions and green chilli.
Saute for few minutes or until onion is light golden in colour.
Add tomatoes, salt, and garam masala. Cook until tomatoes are soft.
Transfer the millets and dal into the cooker and add about 4 cups of water.
Cook for 3-4 whistles in the pressure cooker. Turn off the heat and wait until the pressure is released from cooker.
Serve hot drizzled with dollops of ghee.
If you want you may skip adding tomatoes but I liked this khichdi with tomatoes.
You may also add turmeric to add that yellow colour and flavour.
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