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Bajra(Millet) khichu

I grew up where making khichu in the breakfast is very common. Different flours are used for variations such as Jowar(Milo), Bajra(Millet), Makai or Makki(Corn) Chawal(Rice) flours. Sometimes, vegetables can be added as well. Saute vegetable and and flour to make Khichus. Here I am posting video for Jowar Khichu to give you an idea.

Bajra Khichu
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Khichus are village breakfast since it is very quick and easy to prepare with few ingredients only and very healthy as well. I grew up eating Jowar khichu (we call it Khato lot) every morning. Many types of khichu (In south part of India, known as Upma) can be prepared. You can use rice flour, corn flour or jowar and ofcourse rava flour and prepare khichu for variety.
Recipe Creator: Bhavna
  • 1 cup bajra (black millet) flour
  • 5 chopped green chillies
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 2 to 3 garlic (lehsun)
  • A pinch of Turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds -Til (optional)
  • 1-2 tbsp oil
  • 3 cups water
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp Yogurt can be added to get nice flavor.
  1. In a big pot, boil 3 cups water.
  2. In a Kadai, heat up oil, add cumin seeds and let it splutter. Add Sesame seeds, green chili and garlic and Turmeric powder.
  3. Saute and add bajra(Millet) flour stirring continously with wooden spoon to make sure flour doesn't get lumpy.
  4. Add beaten yogurt if adding.
  5. Now add boiling water and cook till it gets thicker and raw taste of Bajra is gone. Serve hot or warm.


I am Bhavna a mother of two. My life is full of activities and I love sharing my passion for food, fitness, fashion, gardening, traveling and more on my YouTube channel, Facebook page, Instagram and many other platforms. I was born and raised in India but reside in the USA at present.


  1. Hi bhavna you have got a nice collection of recipes from which I choose to make my everyday dinner. It’s so owesum to try something different everyday and my hubby loves it. Just requesting you to put onion Debra recipe if you got it. If I remember correctly my mother in law used to use wheat flour dahi chillies ginger salt and grated onion only. I’m not sure whether she used bhajra flour of not. It would be a great if you can put it up. Looking forward to hear from you.

  2. very nice your juwar khichu recipe,but advertisement on that video no close button ,so cant see roperly,if u can move on another place

    love your recipes

    thanks bhavna

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