Bajra is also known as Pearl Millet and is commonly grown in India and Africa. This grain has many health benefits. It aids digestion, prevents asthma, and lowers cholesterol. You can consume it as a whole or as flour.
Check out the 20 best recipes made from Bajra:
1 Bajra Dhebra
Bajra Dhebra makes any tea-time a joyous time. It is a famous Gujarati deep-fried snack made with whole wheat flour and bajra along with ginger, spices, green chilies, and garlic. Ingredients like jaggery and curd keep the dough together while giving a delicious taste to the dhebras. Serve it immediately or store it in a container.
2 Bajra Onion Uttapa
Uttapam is usually made with rice, but when you feel like having something exotic, then try adding some bajra flour to it. The unique flavor and crispy texture make it a must try dish. You also get nutrition like fiber and iron. The addition of capsicum and onion make uttapam more attractive, crunchy, and flavorful.
3 Bajra Roti
Bajra is commonly grown in certain parts of Rajasthan, but is relished all over the state. Traditionally, the rolled bajra rotis are cooked over cow dung cakes called kanda in the villages. This gives them a smoky flavor. The bajra rotis are served with vegetable or kadhi along with lahsun ki chutney and onions.
4 Bajra Raab
Bajra Raab is a porridge made from bajra flour roasted in ghee. It has a comforting taste and melts in the mouth because of sugar. It is usually made in winters to keep the body warm and healthy. It must be served immediately; otherwise it might become lumpy and thick upon cooling.
5 Bajra Onion Muthia
Muthias can be made either from deep frying or from baking. Cooking them in a kadhai is convenient and gives them a wonderful and richflavor. Because of spices used, they get a delicious tongue tickling flavor.
6 Bajra Khichdi
When we think or talk about homely food, the first thing that comes to our mind is Khichdi. A plate of khichdi is comforting and warms our heart after a long, tiring day. People in Rajasthan use millet like bajra to make khichdi rather than rice. The mild flavor and creamy consistency of Bajra make it comforting and a lovely meal. It tastes best when it is served with raita or curd. You can also add some spices to temper the khichdi.
7 Potato Bajra Pancake
Potato Bajra Pancake is made with bajra flour and grated potatoes. Ingredients like coriander, spices, and onions make it tasty. These ingredients also keep the stomach acids in control. Cook these pancakes slowly, and don’t rush while cooking. Serve with Apple Cinnamon Milkshake to reduce acidity.
8 Bajra Nimki
Nimki is a traditional Bengali snack made with refined flour, and then it is deep-fried. You can make this dish healthy by using bajra and whole wheat flour, flavored with green chili paste and crushed seeds. To avoid the usage of oil, you can choose to cook it in minimal oil. It is a delicious snack for people on a low-salt diet as the spices cover up the reduction in salt. You can have this as a tea time snack.
9 Bajra Halwa
Millet Flour Halwa is usually eaten during winters as it keeps the body warm. It is full of iron, calcium, and iron which makes it a healthy dish. It is prepared just like sooji ka halwa and tastes delicious because of the usage of ghee. It can easily be stored for three days.
10 Bajra Til Tikki
Bajra Til Tikki is a delicious snack made during winters. Ingredients like jaggery, bajra, sesame seeds are used to keep the body warm and healthy. Make dough using these ingredients. Make round balls and press them gently. Deep fry them in a kadhai and serve hot. They can easily be stored for 2-3 days.
11 Zucchini Bajra Khichdi
Zucchini Bajra Khichdi is a healthy and flavorful type of khichdi. Bajra is alkaline which makes it effective against acidity. Since it doesn’t include many spices and oil, it is friendly to a sensitive stomach. Green chili paste and crunchy vegetables balance the flavor and give a rich aroma to the khichdi. Serve it with curd.
12 Bajra, Carrot, and Onion Uttapam
Uttapam is the most loved breakfast item in South India. The usage of bajra flour along with carrots and onions give a nice crunch to this dish. Addition of lemon juice and coriander perk up the flavor. Serve it hot with green chutney.
13 Bajra Peas Roti
Bajra Peas Roti is a delicious variant of roti. It is a stomach-friendly dish which uses bajra flour, spices, peas, and coriander. The addition of green chili and ginger paste add a nice peppy flavor. Serve it hot immediately.
14 Lehsuni Bajra Aur Kaddu ki Roti
Lehsuni Bajra Aur Kaddu ki Roti comes handy when you don’t have enough time to cook. Have a hearty meal with these garlic flavoured bajra rotis with curd. This dish is rich in fiber and iron.
15 Bajra Vadi
Bajra Vadi is a popular tea time snack enjoyed during winters. The perfect proportions of semolina and bajra flour give them a nice crunch. Usage of sesame seeds, pastes, and spice powders give a nice flavor. They can be stored easily.
16 Bajra Chakli
Bajra Chakli is a crumbly and crispy savory enjoyed during tea time. They are flavored with kalonji which makes it delicious. They are fried over a medium flame which makes them crispy and cooks them perfectly from inside. They can be easily stored in airtight containers.
17 Bajra Spring Onion Roti
Addition of spring onions to roti gives a peppy twist and crunchy taste. Green chilies and other spices make it a tasty treat. This dish is loaded with nutrients like fiber, carbohydrates, and protein. Serve it immediately.
18 Broccoli and Bajra Snack
Broccoli and Bajra is a tea time snack which uses ingredients like garlic, chili flakes, and onions. The usage of olive oil gives a nice aroma. This dish is time-consuming as it takes time to cook. Pressure cook the bajra instead of cooking it on tava.
19 Bajra Rotla Chivda
Bajra Rotla Chivda is a delicious form of chivda whose dough is made with bajra flour and ingredients like capsicum, onions, garlic, green chilies, ginger, and spices. Lemon juice and coriander make it tasty.
20 Bajra Khichu with Masala Dahi
Khichu is an easy and quick snack that is prepared within minutes. It has a consistency like dough and semi-spicy taste. The combination of different spices makes it flavorful. Serve it hot with masala dahi as it thickens fast.