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Bajra khichdi, peal millet khichdi

Bajra khichdi is an easy and healthy one pot millet recipe that can be you comfort food. Step by step quick video recipe
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Soak time8 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3


  • ½ cup Bajra
  • ½ cup moong dal
  • 4 cups water
  • tsp turmeric
  • Salt as needed

To temper

  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • ¼ tsp Asafoetida
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds


  • Wash and soak Bajra overnight. Next day, drain water and add moong dal to it.
  • Give it a wash and place in a pressure cooker with required salt. Cook for 4 whistles in medium flame.
  • Let pressure release naturally. Open the cooker once done. Mash well to make the moong dal smooth and creamy.
  • You can boil in open pot for 5 mins to let the excess water evaporate.
  • Keep stirring as it will get stuck to the bottom once dal is mashed.
  • It will look watery but as it cools down, it will eventually thicken and come to khichdi consistency.
  • Heat a pan with ghee and temper with cumin seeds and asafoetida. Switch off the flame and add turmeric to it.
  • Give it a quick stir and mix to the khichdi. Warm up to serve.



  • The khichdi will be watery when you open but it gets thicker as time passes.
  • You can also give it a boil as mentioned for 5 mins to make it thicker.
  • It is important to cook for 4 whistles in medium flame.
  • After mixing and mashing the dal, if you cook, it will easily get stuck to the bottom of the cooker. so Keep stirring.