Millet khichdi is a comforting and nourishing one pot meal made of broken moong dal and millet, flavoured with Indian spices. A complete gluten free meal for your hunger with all the nutrients and fiber in it. Millets are good for diabetic people and weight loss.
Millets are ancient coarse grains packed with nutrients and fibre. Millets are complex carbohydrate that release glucose slowly whereas rice is a simple carb which releases glucose immediately after we eat.. which results in sudden sugar spikes. Hence millets are highly recommend for diabetic people.
It is necessary to wash and soak millets for half an hour before cooking. Millets generally tend to become dry after cooking. You can use any millet of your choice for this khichdi. My family likes soft and slightly flowy kind kichadi so, if you want it to be grainy you may minus 1 cup water.
INGREDIENTS REQUIRED :
Kodo millet – 1 cup
Moong dal – 3/4 cup
Water – 5 & 1/2 cups
Green chillies – 4 no. (Slit )
Sprigs of curry leaves
Big onion – 1 chopped
Country tomato (big)- 1 chopped
Ginger – 1/2 inch (chopped)
Garlic. – 4 no. (chopped)
Carrot (small) – 1( chopped)
Beans – 1/4 cup (chopped)
Fresh peas – 1/4 cup
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
Sesame oil – 2tbsp
Ghee – 1 tsp
Coriander leaves for garnish
Wash and soak millets and broken moong dal together for half an hour.
Later, heat sesame oil in a pressure cooker. Temper mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves.
Saute chopped onions, green chillies, chopped ginger, garlic and tomatoes.
Then add the chopped carrot, beans, peas and turmeric powder saute for a minute.
Now add water and salt. Let it boil.
Meanwhile drain the millets and moong dal carefully without letting the millets run off.
When the water is boiling, add the Millets and moong dal. Allow it to boil.
Close the pressure cooker and give it 4 whistles.
Finally when the pressure is released, open the pressure cooker. Add a tsp of ghee and chopped coriander leaves. Mix well.
Serve the delicious aromatic hot millet moong dal kichadi in a plate.
Coconut chutney goes well with this khichdi.
You can use any millet of your choice for this recipe.