Bajri Khichdi (Gujarati Style)

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 500 g- Bajri (whole )/Millet grains
  • 100 g -Semolina (Suji)
  • 100 g-Ground nuts
  • 100 g- Arhar (Toovar) Dal
  • 100 g- Chana Dal
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 6-7 -Green Chilli
  • 1 tsp -Turmeric
  • Seasoning
  • 1 tsp- Mustard seeds
  • 1 pinch -Asafoetida
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil

How to Make Bajri Khichdi (Gujarati Style)

  • Soak 500 grams bajri in 3 cups of water or till just immersed. Keep it for 2-3 hours. Strain the water. Spread the bajri on a cloth for about 2 hrs to dry. Rub it with the cloth to dry it further. It should get absolutely dry.
  • Grind it in a dry grinder to get coarse flour (for few seconds).
  • Sieve this flour through 3 separate type of sieves -
  • First, through a very fine sieve to get a fine flour. Put the remaining through a little bigger sieve to get flour of a medium coarse texture. The remaining flour in the sieve is the coarsest. Mix this coarsest flour with the arhar dal, chana dal, groundnuts and 2 liters of water. Pressure Cook for 3-4 whistles.
  • Meanwhile, boil the medium fine flour with approx. 2 litres of water till done (do not Pressure-cook). Press a spoonful of it between fingers to find out if done. Should press easily.
  • Now mix this with the pressure cooked mixture.
  • Lastly, add the fine bajri flour slowly in the mixture. Stir constantly to avoid lump formation.
  • Add green chilli, ginger, salt, and turmeric.
  • Heat a little oil in a small wok. Add the seasoning. When mustard seeds splutter, add it to the mixture.