Bajra Ni Ghoorgri: Healthy Gluten-free Millet Recipe

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Bajra or pearl millet is grown extensively in Asia and Africa. Bajra ni ghoorgri is a gluten-free dish packed with healthy nutrients that help with weight loss, managing blood sugar levels, and many other health benefits.

  • Preparation time – 24 hrs
  • Cooking time – 45 mins
  • Serving size – 3

Nutritional Value Per Serving

Here’s the nutritional information presented in table format:

Nutritional ValueAmount
Energy148 kcal
Protein4 g
Carbohydrate21 g
Fat5 g
Fiber4 g

Ingredients of Bajra Ni Ghoorgri

Here’s the ingredient list presented:

IngredientQuantity
Bajra grains/Pearl Millet1 cup
Oil2 tbsp
Minced Ginger, Garlic, Green Chilies2-3 tbsp
Mustard Seeds (Rai)1/2 tbsp
Asafoetida (Hing)1/4 tbsp
Turmeric Powder (Haldi)1/2 tbsp
Curry Leaves5-6
Lemon Juiceto taste
Sugarto taste (optional)
Saltto taste
Chopped Corianderto garnish

How to make Bajra Ni Ghoorgri?

step by step recipe of bajra ni ghoorgri infographic
  1. Wash and soak the Bajra overnight.
  2. Pressure cook the soaked Bajra in one-knuckle-deep water.
  3. It takes around 5 – 6 whistles to cook the bajra. We are not looking for a mushy texture here.
  4. Once cooked, drain and let it cool down a bit.
  5. Place a kadai or a wok on medium flame, and add the oil.
  6. Once the oil has heated up, add the rai and allow it to splutter.
  7. Add curry leaves, Asafoetida, and the mixture of minced ginger, garlic, and chili.
  8. Cook for 30 seconds and add the cooked Bajra. Give it a good mix.
  9. Add haldi, salt, lemon juice, and sugar if using. 
  10. Mix well, cover, and continue to cook for 7 – 10 minutes. Sprinkle some water if needed. The flavors will mix well. Turn off the flame.
  11. Allow it to rest for a while.
  12. Serve the Bajra ni Ghooghri garnished with coriander and served with a flatbread of your choice

Conclusion

Bajra ni ghoorgri is a gluten-free dish packed with healthy nutrients that help with weight loss, managing blood sugar levels, and many other health benefits.

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