Mixed Millet Khichdi is the perfect comfort food for the entire family! Healthy and delicious!
In the past year, millet have found a firm place in my house. I use them in many dishes – salads, pulaos, soups, bakes like cookies and more. But the favorite at home is this Mixed Millet Khichdi which is quick to make and absolutely delightful to eat. And it definitely helps that khichdi is an absolute comfort food for me as well as N, at home. I combine this with kadhi or mango rasam for a perfect monsoon meal.
I have been exploring a lot of recipes with millet. Each millet has its own special way of cooking, but I have realised that we can replace grains with millet pretty easily. Perhaps the quantity of water to cook the food may vary a bit if you add millet instead of grains, but the taste is pretty much the same. In fact, I think, millet add an amazing nutty flavor to any dish, they are a part of.
This mixed millet khichdi can be made with any kind of millet. Whether you are using pearl millet or foxtail millet, it works pretty well with anything. And what better than adding some vegetables to it. You have the perfect healthy meal with you.
Millet are coming back as staple food across the globe. They are so much easier to grow, have much lesser water requirements and definitely very healthy. Another reason why you should be including millet in your daily diet. A lot of people believe millet are hard to digest. That is actually a misconception. The thing is that millet are highly fibrous which means that they are required in lower quantities as compared to rice or wheat.
So go ahead and make a delicious mixed millet khichdi for a perfect comforting meal!
Mixed Millet Khichdi
- 1 dal vadi crushed (dry lentil cake)
- 1 onion large finely chopped
- 2 tomatoes medium chopped
- 1 tsp jeera
- 1/2 tsp methi seeds
- 1 kasuri methi tsbp
- 1 tsp chilli powder
- 1 tsp ghee
- to taste salt
- 1 cup mixed millets washed
- In a cooker, heat ghee and when moderately hot add hing and jeera to it, fry till jeera turns slightly brown.
- Add onions and fry till they turn translucent.
- At this point add tomatoes and fry till they leave oil around 5 minutes.
- Add salt, chilli,turmeric, kasuri methi and crushed vadi to above, fry for another 2 minutes.
- Add the washed millets and about 5 cups of water and cook for 8-10 minutes on medium flame with pressure.
- Serve hot with kadhi, rasam or dahi.