Hola!! I’m back with this healthy and delicious Bajra kheer recipe that is from the roots of India. This delicacy is best enjoyed in winters because this crop is harvested mostly on the onset of winters.
The Bajra or Pearl millets from which this kheer is prepared are a group of small-seeded grains, widely grown around the world for food. It is a sturdy crop which grows in sandy soil, high temperatures, and can make do with little water.
Bajra’s use has diversified, from being a poor man’s food it is part of the rich man’s health diet now because of all the amazing health benefits this millet posses. Let’s have a look at few of them:
Bajra (Pearl millet) Health Benefits:-
These gluten-free millets are rich in B vitamins, especially niacin, B6 and folic acid, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, and zinc. Bajra not only makes our bone strong it also works as pre-biotic in our gut, helping keep our digestive health in top form.
How to make this Sweet Bajra Kheer
- De-husking the Bajra is the first and foremost step. You’ll require mortar and pestle to do that. You may also get de-husked Bajra in the grocery shop.
- First of all you need to soak Bajra in water for 15 minutes. After straining water you can crush Bajra in a Mortar by using Pestle just enough to remove the husk or outer layer of Bajra. Then remove the Bajra or millet into a big platter and blow on them to remove the husk from it.
- Dehusked Bajra will look like this.
- In a heavy bottom, pan or container put Bajra and water and let it boil for around 10-15 minutes.
- Remove any foamy layer if occurred in the pan.
- After removing the foamy layer when the Bajra starts getting boils, add two cups of milk.
- Also, add sugar into this and let it cook for around 10 minutes more.
- Add the remaining milk in this Bajra recipe and let it cook for a further 5 minutes.
- Don’t forget to add a dollop of ghee over this healthy and hot Bajre ki kheer. Enjoy! 🙂
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