Friday, November 27, 2015

Bhaidku (Spicy Porridge)

Bhaidku is a Gujarati word for spicy porridge. Bhaidku is very healthy for children and it is a light nutritious meal. It is usually served hot with khakhras.  In India, Bhaidku is so popular that you can find ready-made flour available in stores. The recipe below is made from different mixed grains. You can eat this for breakfast or for lunch. Enjoy the recipe and try it!!

Prep time: 10 minutes + grinding time
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Serving: 4


For Bhaidku: (about 2 cups flour mixture)
  • 1/3 cup rice
  • 1/3 cup whole moong
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat
  • 1/3 cup whole jawar
  • 1/3 cup whole bajri (millet)
  • 1/3 cup chana dal (split chickpea)
For 4 people:
  • 12 tablespoons bhaidku mixture           
  • 3 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain)
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • 4 green chillies minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped green coriander leaves
  • salt to taste
  • 4 cups of hot water

  1. Clean, dry grind all of the grains together to a coarse powder. (Use as required)
  2. On a low flame, heat ghee in a pan, add hing, carom seeds and the bhaidku mixture
  3. Roast for two to three minutes until the color changes
  4. Add the hot water, turmeric powder, black pepper, minced green chili and salt
  5. Cook for at least six to seven minutes, stirring continuously until it starts to thicken. Make sure there are no lumps (consistency should be like a thick stew)
  6. Garnish with green coriander leaves and serve hot
You can also add vegetables of your choice and also add melted ghee on the top of bhaidku. 

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