Bajra Flakes (Kambu Aval) Kichidi

October 7, 2008


  • One cup of Bajra flakes
  • One cup of mixed vegetables ( Carrot, Beans, Peas, Cauliflower and Capsicum)
  • One medium sized onion
  • One tomato
  • Two  green chillies
  • Few curry leaves
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • 1/2 tsp asafoetida
  • 50 gms of fried ground nut
  • 1 tsp cooking oil
  • Salt as required

For seasoning

  • 1/2 tsp mustard
  • 1/2 tsp urad dal
  • 1/2 tsp channa dal

For Garnishing

  • Few coriander leaves


  1. Wash Bajra flakes well and soak it for 10 to 15 minutes till it becomes soft.
  2. Drain the excess water by squeezing the flakes with hand and keep it aside.
  3. Chop all  the vegetables finely and boil  the vegetables in  a pan with enough salt and water till it gets cooked.
  4. Take care that the vegetables should not get over cooked.
  5. Grind ground nut coarsely in a mixer and keep it aside.
  6. In a Kadai, put 1 tsp oil.
  7. Add mustard, urad dal and channa dal.
  8. Let it splutter.
  9. Add the chopped onion, chopped green chillies, curry leaves and asafoetida and fry till the onion becomes soft.
  10. Add the chopped tomato and fry till it gets cooked.
  11. Add the cooked vegetables and fry for 5 minutes.
  12. Add the bajra flakes and enough salt and fry for 5 minutes.
  13. Add the ground ground nut and fry for a while.
  14. Remove the kadai from the burner and add lemon juice.
  15. Mix well.
  16. Garnish with grated coconut and coriander leaves.
  17. Serve hot with any chutney.