This Moong Sprouts And Spinach Baked Khaman Dhokla is the healthier version of Khaman.Traditionallt this fluffy and spongy snack is made with gram flour, yogurt, spinach, sprouts and aromatic spices and herbs is steamed and is a crowd-pleaser. Baking reduces the oil used and it a guilt-free healthier option. Tangy and mildly sweet flavor, Khaman is a quick snack or a party appetizer. Make and enjoy the authentic Gujarati snack.
Bajra ki Khichidi and Lassi from the Indian State Haryana
|Bajra ki Khichidi Aur Lassi|
In Haryana food is simple especially in the rural areas.
The first meal of the day is lunch which is roti made from either bajra, wheat or gram with salt and green chillies. In the evening it’s the simple meal of khichri of bajra or rice and moong.
In urban areas, however, breakfast is a common feature again roti from bajra and bejhar (gram and barley mixture) flour was used but now wheat is more popular. Saag, a vegetable is common as is milk, curd and buttermilk. The afternoon meal is usually a simple affair yet again, but at night, the menu can be very varied with meat and vegetables sitting side by side.
The food of Haryana or Haryanvi food as it is fuss-free made with the intention that the eater must relish every part of the food.
Haryana can also be regarded as ‘the land of the rotis’ as the natives cannot resist the steaming hot and delicious rotis.
Haryana is popular for its cattle wealth and is an ideal home for Haryana cow and Murrah buffalo. There is no dearth of milk as well as milk products Haryanvi Cuisine.
Ghee and butter are prepared at home and used liberally in their regular diet.
Buttermilk and lassi and tea is a common drink and do not forget Thandai. If you want a change go in for sarbat and nimbu pani.
Fresh vegetables are eaten daily. On special occasions, you may see Pethe ki subji. The most relished dishes are Raabri and Bajre ki khichri with lassi. Teet ka achar is a pickle made of Kair tree. Some of the other dishes are in Haryanvi cuisines are Singri ki sabzi, Kachri ki Sabzi, Methi Gajar, Mixed Dal, Hara Dhania Cholia, Kadhi Pakora, Tamatar Chutney, Bathua Raita, Khichri, Mithe Chawal, Besan Masala Roti Makhan, Bhura Roti Ghee, Bajra Aloo Roti Makhan, bathua raita Churma, Kheer and Malpuas!
In spite of having all this write-up, I did not know what to make for Haryana. I mean I can see all this, these dishes and I was at a loss what to make. Maybe because I wanted to make malpuas and the fact that I will have no takers was dragging. I just could not see the other savoury dishes!
Simply Tadka immediately told me to make Bajre ki Khichidi and Lassi. I was shocked! Isn’t that Rajasthan? I mean
Tarla Dalal has it classified as Rajasthan!
Hearing me mutter my elder daughter told me,”Mamma, here on Haryana your write up says bajre ki khichidi . “ Thanks babes what I will do without you!
|Bajre ki Khichidi|
Bajre ki Khichidi
Recipe Source: Turban Tadka
- 1 ½ cups bajra soaked overnight
- ½ moong dal
- 3 tblspn oil
- ½ teaspoon jeera/cumin seeds
- 2 onions sliced
- 2 green chillies, chopped
- ¼ teaspoon hing/asafoetida
- ½ teaspoon haldi/turmeric
- ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
- Heat 2 tblspn oil add the cumin seeds, green chillies and onion.
- Add the asafoetida, bajra and the moong dal, ¼ teaspoon turmeric and ¼ tsp red chilli powder, sauté.
- Add 8 cups water and the corn and pressure cook for 3-4whistles reduce heat and cook for 15 minutes.
- Once the cooker opens serve with a dollop of ghee. (Since I was on a diet I did not add the ghee).
- In another pan add the oil the carrots and the potatoes sauté for 3 minutes. Cover and cook after adding the remaining chilli powder, haldi and salt.
- Add the French beans, peas cover and cook.
- Meanwhile the cooker will open the lid and add the vegetables. Mix well.
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Nivedhanams Sowmya says
so yummy and refreshing..
Priya Suresh says
Am ready to finish that plate of healthy khichdi and that super tempting lassi,beautiful dishes there.
vaishali sabnani says
The bajra khichdi is from Rajasthan also...but more popular in Haryana...Archana it is a blessing to gave daughters...trust me we are lost without them.
Varadas Kitchen says
Nice combo. Must have felt good in the April heat. You and the girls should try khari lassi.
The Pumpkin Farm says
love the steel glass used for lassi, makes it more authentic, now i am intrigued to make this bajra khichdi soon
Nalini's Kitchen says
Kichadi sounds healthy and delicious...
Gayathri Kumar says
There are so many kichdi recipes I am reading today. Looks like a filling one pot meal. I can finish the whole glass of lassi in one go!!
Harini-Jaya R says
Same Pinch Archana..Loved your version of the kichdi too.
Saraswathi Tharagaram says
Refreshing and cooling lassi, looks more authentic..
The entire plate looks very good and inviting Archana...
Pavani N says
I have to get myself some bajra now to try these healthy Haryanavi dishes. That khichdi looks too good.
Chef Mireille says
a great combo
Bajra khichidi looks delicious and a healthy dish too.
Manjula Bharath says
Such an healthy khicidi Arachana , they are making me hungry .. Love to drink that tall glass of lassi right away and get the white mustache 😉 🙂
Jayanthi Padmanabhan says
love the frothy lassi.. i love lassi
Such an healthy khichdi di ! Using bajra millet this dish looks so yum and that too along with a glass of lassi its an amazing meal for sure 🙂