Bajra or millets are a group of small-seeded species of cereal crops or grains.  They are an excellent source of protein, iron, folic acid and fibre.

Bajre ki Kichdi, a dish usually prepared in winters, helps keeping your body warm. Its creamy consistency and mild flavors make it a good recipe to have especially in the preconception period and first trimester.

You can add some spices, throw in some vegetables and serve it with curd – it will taste delicious.


  1. 1/3 cup bajra (black millet), washed
  2. 3 tablespoons yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)
  3. 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  4. 1/2 teaspoon asafoetida (hing)
  5. 2 tablespoons ghee
  6. salt to taste

Some Tips on How to Make Bajre ki Khichdi

You can cook it in the pressure cooker for about 4-5 whistles and then serve with a dollop of ghee.

Also, before adding bajra to the pressure cooker, wash and drain and keep them aside for about 1 hour.

Make it wet a little and put in a clean cloth. Tie a knot and crush it just with hands to take out the outer peel – if you are interested in removing the peel.