Kodo Millet khichdi is a nutritious dish, prepared with kodo millet, dal, and vegetables. Kodo millet, the wild cereal, has many medicinal properties with vitamins and minerals, health benefits of millet include its ability to protect your heart health, protect yourself from diabetes, improve your digestive system and many more. Khichdi is a supercilious food and a great meal for any time of the day.
Kodo millet – 1 cup
Tur dal – 1/2 cup
Onion – 1/2 cup chopped
Carrot – 1/2 cup chopped
French beans – 1/2 cup chopped
Potato – 1/2 cup chopped
Brinjal – 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Oil to fry
To grind –
Coriander – small bunch
Green chilies – 3 no’s (adjust to your taste)
Ginger – 1/2 inch chopped roughly
Garlic – 8 cloves (adjust to your taste)
For tempering –
Cumin – 1 tsp
Curry leaves – 2 springs
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Add Kodo millet in a pan, dry fry it until it get hot. Remove from the flame and set aside.
Add all the ingredients to grind in a mixer jar, blend it to a coarse paste with out adding water and keep ready.
Keep all the ingredients handy to start, heat a pressure pan by adding oil in it, when it is hot add cumin seeds, allow it to sizzle in oil, then add curry leaves and chopped onion, fry until onion turns to light brown in color.
Add grounded paste into it, saute until raw smell evaporates from it.
Add veggies, saute in oil for 2 mins, add turmeric powder
Add millet and dal, saute in oil for a minute.
Add 3 1/2 cup of water and salt to taste. Bring the mixture to boil.
When it begins to boil, check the taste add salt if necessary, stir, close the lid of the pressure pan , cook it for 3 to 4 whistles. Turn off the flame.
When the pressure of the pan settle down by its own, remove the lid, mix cooked khichdi properly with a spatula,
Serve hot with ghee on it.
Aromatic, nutritious Kodo millet khichdi is ready to enjoy.
You can add any of your favorite veggis in preparation.
You can add equal quantity of dal to prepare khichdi, you can add tur dal or moong dal in preparation.
Add garlic and ginger to adjust to your taste, adding more quantity of coriander leaves makes tasty and colorful khichdi.