Bajre Ki Khichdi

I am sure you all enjoyed the Poha Dhokla from Gujarat. Now it is time to explore the state of Haryana and yet another healthy, Diabetic friendly recipe from their realm.

Haryana has been carved into a separate state from Punjab in 1966. So it is very difficult to separate the cuisine of Haryana from Punjab. But my friend, Pooja, who hails from Amritsar, has helped me in this regard by guiding me through the process of identifying the typical food made by Haryanvis. 

While you slurp this filling Khichdi I shall hop over to Himachal Pradesh and see if everything is ready for your trip there!

Recipe Source - here
Ingredients - 

Bajra 1/2 cup
Moong Dal 1/4 cup
Ginger, grated 1/2 tsp
Green Chillies, chopped as needed
Salt to taste
Seasoning (Ghee 1 tsp, Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp, Asafoetida 2 pinches)

Bajre Ki Khichdi

Method Of Preparation -

Coarsely crush the Bajra to remove any husk. Wash and drain properly.

Heat ghee in a pressure cooker, add the cumin seeds and asafoetida. After the cumin seeds start to crackle, add turmeric, ginger and green chilli.

Then add bajra and moong dal, fry for a couple minutes and 2-3 cups of water and salt to taste. Close the pressure cooker lid and cook for about 25 min or 4-5 whistles depending on the type of cooker you use.

After the cooker cools down, check to see if the Bajra is cooked through and the consistency is what you like. I had to further cook for 10 min on the stovetop to achieve the consistency I like.

Serve it warm with Raitha or Kadhi or plain curds/yogurt.

Preparation Time 40 min
Serves 2
Posted by Harini R on Wednesday, April 9, 2014


  1. healthy and yummy kichdi

  2. Priya Suresh Says:
  3. Wat a healthy,filling and nutritious khichdi, love this semi thick constitency of khichdi, will try soon.

  4. Mouthwatering khichdi! You friend seems to be cooking diva. You have referred to her in many of your posts.

  5. Unknown Says:
  6. healthy and nutritious!!

  7. jayanthi Says:
  8. nice one-pot meal.. hearty and healthy

  9. There are plenty of khichdi so from this state..I am book marking all ...hubby loves them and I have a varity to give him.Thanks dear.

  10. I have never cooked with whole bhajra only with bhajra flour. I must try this. It looks really good.

  11. this looks like a nice soupy option, good ingredients goininto it

  12. Anonymous Says:
  13. ah haaaa never cooked with bajra great version

  14. Such a healthy and filling meal,yours look so creamy and delicious..

  15. It looks so much like kanji. Very healthy and nutritious...

  16. Srivalli Says:
  17. I love how green this healthy..

  18. I m so into non-rice khichdhi's. This looks so healthy, may be i will try adding some veggies to make it full round meal!!! :)

  19. Love you narration dear!! And Khichdi too equally good..

  20. Suma Gandlur Says:
  21. I was eyeing this khichdi but didn't have bajra at home. It looks yum. Loving your series.

  22. looks so nice and creamy

  23. Archana Says:
  24. Wow this looks very tasty. Same pinch Harini I am making khichidi this way.

  25. Pavani Says:
  26. I have to get some bajra now to try all these healthy and delicious dishes from Haryana.

  27. Unknown Says:
  28. very healthy and comforting bajra khichidi :) looks fantastic dear :) my mouth is watering pass me the bowl plz ..

  29. Padmajha Says:
  30. I too made this but slightly different version. The first pic looks so nice Hrini...

  31. Anonymous Says:
  32. hay there nice blog
    ORM foods India

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