Food Court with NIKITA DESHMUKH: Rajasthani Bajra Rabdi | Sour Pearl Millet Porridge

Rajasthani Bajra Rabdi, often known as Rajasthani bajre ki raab/rabdi, is a delectable popular drink that can be served in nearly every home in the glorious State of Rajasthan. This refreshing summer beverage is an excellent key to beat the sun and stay energized.

Millet (Bajra) wouldn’t be the most dominant food on our menus, but this diverse community of comparatively tiny grass species has been cultivated for human food all over the planet. Millet is high in nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and organic matter which can improve individual health in different ways. Millet is indeed a gluten-free grain. And in cold weather, Millet could be used as a wheat substitute. Pearl millet has a lower glycaemic index than wheat. As a result, it is also beneficial for diabetics.

This dish is better served with Khatta Dahi (curd). Allowing fermentation of the mixture of curd and flour is a significant phase in preparing bajra raab. This means also that raab has the right amount of sourness.

In the bajre ki raabdi method, the essential flavoring element is salt. Aside from that, the rabdi is flavored with cumin seeds (Jeera). Roasted jeera powder and a spoonful of ghee can also be added with a pinch of red chilli powder.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp bajra flour
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp roasted jeera powder

Method

  1. This recipe serves 2-3 persons.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add in 1 cup of yogurt.
  3. To this add 2 tbsp of bajra flour.
  4. Mix well to make a lump-free mixture.
  5. Add in 1 cup of water.
  6. Leave the mixture for 3-4 hours.
  7. Thereafter cook the mixture on low to medium flame for 30-40 minutes.
  8. Check and adjust the seasoning and consistency.
  9. Serve hot.

Notes

  1. Sour yogurt gives better results.
  2. Add in the flour to yogurt gradually to ensure a lump-free mixture.
  3. While cooking, whisk the mixture continuously till the first boil. This will prevent the curdling of raab.

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