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Little Millets Khichidi is simple to make yet healthy and extremely filling.

Khichidi is a one-pot meal made from rice and moong dal traditionally. I have now started making Millets Khichidi and has become standard in my place now. In fact, kiddo told me to make khichidi with millets and she will eat.

Easy Little Millet Khichidi, quick one pot meal

Easy Little Millet Khichidi

Millets, there are so many of them that it gets confusing, add to this the local names and since I speak 5 languages it gets doubly confusing so I will try and get the different names together.

English

Hindi

Kannada

Marathi

Konkani

Foxtail Millet
Kangni,NavaneKang,
Kakum,Rala
Rala
Finger Millet
Nachani, Mundua, Mandika, MarwahRagiNagli,Nachni
Nachni
Pearl Millet
BajraSajjeBajriBajri
Little Millet
Kutki,Saame,Sava,Vari
ShavanSaveHalvi,
Vari
Kodo Millet
Koden,HarkaKodra
Kodra
Barnyard Millet
Jhangora,Oodalu
Sanwa
Sorghum
JowarJolaJowari,Jowari
Jondhala

Now that the names of millets are out of the way lets see,

Why use millets? What are the health benefits of millets?

Millets that are rich in fibre, calcium, iron and vitamin B.

However, before that you start using millets how do you cook them?

Sorghum and finger millet is generally used as a flour.  Even bajra is generally used in flour forms. It is only recently I have come across varieties of food made with the whole grain.

If you are using the other millets Barnyard Millet, Kodo Millet, Little Millet or Foxtail Millet then use it as a whole grain and cook them. You will need 2-1/4 cups of water to cook 1 cup of millets in a dry style like rice is cooked for pulao but to make a porridge kind of consistency use  3 cups.

Easy Little Millet Khichidi, quick one pot meal

Easy Little Millet Khichidi

One of the first things I made with little millet was this Savoury  Khichidi a simple recipe that can be made in one pot and is ideal for any meal breakfast, lunch or dinner.

I am adding  Little Millet Khichidi to my #Millets collection, #Simple and Healthy Diet in Old Age( #SHDOA), #One Pot Meals.

Easy Little Millet Khichidi, quick one pot meal

Easy Little Millet Khichidi

Easy Little Millet Khichidi

        • Serves:2
        • Prep time:10 minutes
        • Cook time:10 minutes
        • Passive time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

        • 1/4 cup little millet/ navne
        • 1/4 cup moong dal/split green gram
        • 2 cloves garlic
        • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
        • salt to taste

For tempering:

        • 2 tsp ghee
        • 1 ½ tsp  jeera/cumin seeds
        • 1 tsp rai/mustard seeds
        • 1tsps whole peppercorns (I did not use)
        • 1 green chilli
        • 6 to 8 curry leaves
        • A few walnuts pieces
        • veggies of your choice ( I used carrots, beans, corn)
        • Coriander to garnish

Method:

        • Rinse and drain the millets and moong dal a couple of times.
        • Heat the ghee in a pressure cooker.
        • Next, make the tempering add the mustard and jeera it will splutter, add the pepper(if using), green chillies and curry leaves.
        • Transfer to the moong and millets mixture and fry till you get a nice aroma.
        • Toss in the walnuts and give a  quick stir.
        • Add 1-3/4  cup water, salt and ginger if using.
        • Bring to a rolling boil and let the water evaporate and come down to the level of the millets mixture. (see notes below)
        • Add the veggies and close the cooker.
        • Cook for 2 whistles. Turn off the heat and allow the cooker to cool naturally.
        • Remove from the cooker and serve garnished with coriander with chutney/side dish of your choice.

Notes:

        • This will give you a that is grainy khichidi. Use more water in case you want it soft.
        • You can also add the veggies in the stirring and then add water and cook the millets. I prefer this method as I want to see my veggies and I do not like them mashed up.
Easy Little Millet Khichidi, quick one pot meal

Easy Little Millet Khichidi

Easy Little Millet Khichidi

Khichidi is a one-pot meal made from rice and moong dal traditionally. Little Millets Khichidi is simple to make yet healthy and extremely filling.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Bachelor Recipes, Brunch, Dinner, Healthy Foods, Kid-Friendly, Main Course, Main Dish, Postpartum Diet, Protein Rich Diet, Simple and Healthy Diet
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Breakfast, Diabetic Friendly Food, Easy Little Millet Khichidi, Everyday Food, Healthy Breakfast, How to make, Indian breakfast dishes, Kid Friendly Food, Millet, Pulao and Biryani, Simple and healthy diet in old age
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup little millet/ navne
  • 1/4 cup moong dal/split green gram
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to Taste

For tempering:

  • 2 tsp Ghee
  • 1-1/2 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Rai/mustard seeds
  • 1 tsps whole peppercorns I did not use
  • 1 green chilli
  • 6-8 Curry leaves
  • A few walnuts pieces
  • veggies of your choice ( I used carrots beans, corn)
  • Coriander to garnish

Instructions

  • Rinse and drain the millets and moong dal a couple of times.
  • Heat the ghee in a pressure cooker.
  • Next, make the tempering add the mustard and jeera it will splutter, add the pepper(if using), green chillies and curry leaves.
  • Transfer to the moong and millets mixture and fry till you get a nice aroma.
  • Toss in the walnuts and give a quick stir.
  • Add 1-3/4 cup water, salt and ginger if using.
  • Bring to a rolling boil and let the water evaporate and come down to the level of the millets mixture. (see notes below)
  • Add the veggies and close the cooker.
  • Cook for 2 whistles. Turn off the heat and allow the cooker to cool naturally.
  • Remove from the cooker and serve garnished with coriander with chutney/side dish of your choice.

Notes

This will give you a that is grainy khichidi. Use more water in case you want it soft. You can also add the veggies in the stirring and then add water and cook the millets. I prefer this method as I want to see my veggies and I do not like them mashed up.

 

Easy Little Millet Khichidi

Khichidi is a one-pot meal made from rice and moong dal traditionally. Little Millets Khichidi is simple to make yet healthy and extremely filling.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Bachelor Recipes, Brunch, Dinner, Healthy Foods, Kid-Friendly, Main Course, Main Dish, Postpartum Diet, Protein Rich Diet, Simple and Healthy Diet
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Breakfast, Diabetic Friendly Food, Easy Little Millet Khichidi, Everyday Food, Healthy Breakfast, How to make, Indian breakfast dishes, Kid Friendly Food, Millet, Pulao and Biryani, Simple and healthy diet in old age
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup little millet/ navne
  • 1/4 cup moong dal/split green gram
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to Taste

For tempering:

  • 2 tsp Ghee
  • 1-1/2 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Rai/mustard seeds
  • 1 tsps whole peppercorns I did not use
  • 1 green chilli
  • 6-8 Curry leaves
  • A few walnuts pieces
  • veggies of your choice ( I used carrots beans, corn)
  • Coriander to garnish

Instructions

  • Rinse and drain the millets and moong dal a couple of times.
  • Heat the ghee in a pressure cooker.
  • Next, make the tempering add the mustard and jeera it will splutter, add the pepper(if using), green chillies and curry leaves.
  • Transfer to the moong and millets mixture and fry till you get a nice aroma.
  • Toss in the walnuts and give a quick stir.
  • Add 1-3/4 cup water, salt and ginger if using.
  • Bring to a rolling boil and let the water evaporate and come down to the level of the millets mixture. (see notes below)
  • Add the veggies and close the cooker.
  • Cook for 2 whistles. Turn off the heat and allow the cooker to cool naturally.
  • Remove from the cooker and serve garnished with coriander with chutney/side dish of your choice.

Notes

This will give you a that is grainy khichidi. Use more water in case you want it soft. You can also add the veggies in the stirring and then add water and cook the millets. I prefer this method as I want to see my veggies and I do not like them mashed up.

Archana

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24 thoughts

  • January 25, 2019 at 7:34 am

    This is surely an interesting way to make his khichidi..with all that vegetables and nuts it must have been so yummy!

    • ArchanaPotdar
      January 30, 2019 at 10:11 pm

      Thanks, Valli.

  • January 26, 2019 at 7:36 am

    Khichadi is a nice way to use millets. Very nutritious.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      January 30, 2019 at 10:10 pm

      Thank you.

  • January 28, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    Khichidi looks colorful and hearty. I am just in the process of learning and sourcing different millets here. Hope to include millets in my diet at least once a week and khichdi is on top of my list.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      January 30, 2019 at 10:01 pm

      Thanks, Usha.

  • January 30, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    I am glad you gave that list , even I get confused :)) that millet Khichadi looks perfect and would make a delicious meal .

    • ArchanaPotdar
      January 30, 2019 at 10:08 pm

      😀

  • January 30, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    One pot meals are life savers! With healthier alternatives to rice, a quick colorful meal is great for lunch or lunch box.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      February 1, 2019 at 7:47 pm

      Thanks, Rajani.

  • January 31, 2019 at 4:26 am

    That khichdi with millets looks so comforting and delicious. I always get confused with the different millets – so your chart is going to be very helpful.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      February 1, 2019 at 7:46 pm

      Thanks, Pavani.

  • February 3, 2019 at 2:34 am

    Wonderful. This is my go-to dish with any kind of millet Perfect way to get introduced to millets

    • ArchanaPotdar
      February 3, 2019 at 10:43 am

      Thanks.

  • February 3, 2019 at 9:37 am

    Millet version khichdi sounds yum and healthy. Adding veggies to the plain khichdi makes it more nutritious.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      February 3, 2019 at 10:43 am

      Thanks.

  • February 3, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    It is really wonderful when kids ask for such healthy recipes. The khichdi looks amazing Archana.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      February 4, 2019 at 7:35 am

      Thanks.

  • February 8, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    A healthy khichdi indeed with all that vegetables and seeds. a good weight loos food too.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      February 11, 2019 at 5:10 am

      Thanks, Renu.

  • February 19, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    Really beautiful recipe.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      February 19, 2019 at 10:41 pm

      thanks.

  • March 19, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    A very healthy and filling khichdi. I love how different flavors and veggies can be used to make millet khichdi. Gluten free and light on the tummy too.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 20, 2019 at 8:30 pm

      Thanks, Mayuri.

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