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Organic Bajra (Pearl Millet), 2 lbs
Organic Bajra Pearl Millet

The maximum order quantity is 4.

USDA Certified Organic Gluten Free Non-GMO
Price: $6.99

Product Code: BAJRA


Pearl Millet

Species: Pennisetum glaucum

Other names: Kambu, Sajjalu, Sajje, Kambam, Bajri, Bajra

Appearance: Small, round, light brown.

Typically used: Whole, cooked

Origin: Originally from West Africa and Northern China; Although today, India is the largest producer, with Africa being the second-largest.

Flavor: Mild corn-like or nutty flavor with light texture and bitter aftertaste.

Aroma: Nutty.

Culinary uses:
Pearl millet can be cooked whole as a porridge (kitchari) or ground into a flour and used in roti.

Bajra Kitchari

This recipe is vegetarian and gluten-free.

Serves 4
  • 2 TBSP Pure Indian Foods ghee
  • 1 tsp whole cumin seeds
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/2 cup bajra
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 pinch hing powder (asafoetida)
  • 1/2 cup moong daal
  • 4 cups water
  • Salt to taste

Using a grinder, pulse bajra until coarse (not fine). Rinse until water is clear. Next, rinse moong daal. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker. Add the cumin seeds and let them pop. Add the bajra, turmeric and hing powder and 2 cups of water. Pressure cook for 7 minutes. When pressure has dropped and it's safe to remove lid, do so, and add moong daal and 2 more cups of water. Pressure cook for 8 more minutes. When done, add salt to taste. Top with ghee, along with any accompaniments you desire, such as lime or yogurt.

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