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Broccoli Bajra Salad, Whole Bajra Indian Snack

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broccoli bajra salad recipe | healthy whole bajra snack | fibre rich Indian snack for weight loss is a simple yet effective snack made with readily available ingredients. Learn how to make healthy whole bajra snack.

To make broccoli bajra salad, combine the bajra and salt with 2 cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 5 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Drain the water and keep aside. Heat the olive oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the garlic and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute. Add the broccoli, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Add the cooked whole bajra, salt and chilli flakes, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Serve hot or cold.

Bajra is a storehouse of nutrients, but hardly included in the diet except perhaps as a khichdi or roti. Here is a truly delicious healthy whole bajra snack made of whole bajra and broccoli. Chopped onions, garlic and red chilli flakes impart tremendous taste to this snack, while olive oil, though used in small quantities lends its characteristic aroma to it.

This broccoli bajra salad appears to be time-consuming only because bajra has a hard texture and takes time to cook. However, because we have chosen to pressure cook it, the effort you have to put in is minimal, making this a very easy snack indeed.

This fibre rich Indian snack for weight loss can be enjoyed by diabetics and heart patients. It will help them maintain blood sugar levels and blood cholesterol levels both. Further fibre is also gut-friendly as it helps in bowel movements. Broccoli is loaded with antioxidants which helps fight bacteria and virus and fight off cancer, heart disease and protect the body from free radical damage.

Tips for bajra broccoli salad. 1. You can also add coloured capsicum in this salad. 2. This salad stays fresh for 2 to 3 hours when refrigerated.

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Broccoli Bajra Salad, Whole Bajra Indian Snack recipe - How to make Broccoli Bajra Salad, Whole Bajra Indian Snack

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

For Broccoli Bajra Salad
1 1/2 cups chopped broccoli
1 cup whole bajra (black millet) , soaked for 8 hours and drained
salt to taste
2 tsp olive oil
2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika)
Method

For broccoli bajra salad

    For broccoli bajra salad
  1. To make broccoli bajra salad, combine the bajra and salt with 2 cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 5 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Drain the water and keep aside.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the garlic and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  5. Add the broccoli, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the cooked whole bajra, salt and chilli flakes, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Serve the to make broccoli bajra salad hot or cold.

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  1. what is broccoli bajra salad made off? healthy whole bajra snack is made from cheap and easily available ingredients in India such as 1 1/2 cups chopped broccoli, 1 cup whole bajra (black millet) , soaked for 8 hours and drained (which makes almost 2 cups of soaked bajra), salt to taste, 2 tsp olive oil, 2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun), 1/2 cup finely chopped onions and 1/2 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika). See below image of list of ingredients for broccoli bajra salad.

soaking whole bajra

  1. This is what whole bajra looks like.
  2. To make bajra broccoli snack, first in a deep bowl take bajra and rinse it with water 2-3 times.
  3. Add enough water to submerge the black millet. 
     
  4. Cover with a lid and keep aside to soak for 8 hours.
  5. The soaked bajra looks like this after 8 hours. Millets like bajra and nachni keep our system warm and are good to consume during winters as they help in absorbing the nutrients and build muscle tissue. 
  6. Drain it using a strainer. 
  7. Keep aside. Soaked and drained whole bajra after 8 hours. This is now nearly 2 cups of of soaked bajra.

cooking the bajra

  1. In a pressure cooker put 1 cup whole bajra (black millet) , soaked for 8 hours and drained. After soaking, the whole bajra becomes nearly 2 cups.
  2. Add salt to taste. We added 1/4 tsp salt.
  3. Add 2 cups of water.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Pressure cook for 5 whistles.
  6. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  7.  Drain the water.
  8. Keep aside cooked whole bajra.

making broccoli bajra salad

  1. Heat 2 tsp olive oil in a deep non-stick pan.
  2. Add 2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun).
  3. Sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  4. Add 1/2 cup finely chopped onions.
  5. Sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  6. Add 1 1/2 cups chopped broccoli.
  7. Cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  8. Add the bajra.
  9. Add salt to taste. We added 1/2 tsp salt.
  10. Add 1/2 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika).
  11. Mix well.
  12. Cook on a medium flame for another 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  13. You can cling wrap it and refrigerate it till serving and serve chilled. 
  14. Serve can serve broccoli bajra salad recipe | healthy whole bajra snack | fibre rich Indian snack for weight loss hot or cold.

tips for bajra broccoli salad

  1. You can also add coloured capsicum in this salad.
  2. This salad stays fresh for 2 to 3 hours when refrigerated. 

health benefits of broccoli bajra salad

  1. Broccoli Bajra Salad – a high fiber fare. 
  2. Both broccoli and whole bajra lend abundance of fiber which is beneficial to add bulk to your diet and help prevent constipation.
  3. Broccoli also is brimming with antioxidants like vitamin A, vitamin C and phytochemicals such as sulforaphane which helps to lower the risk of chronic disease like cancer. 
  4. With appreciable amounts of calcium and folate, broccoli is a wise addition to pregnant women's diet. 
  5. Enjoy it as a nourishing snack or salad in between meals.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy177 cal
Protein5.3 g
Carbohydrates29 g
Fiber4.9 g
Fat4.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium6.5 mg

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Reviews

Broccoli and Bajra Snack
5
 on 24 Jul 20 10:02 PM


Hello mam.Can i replace the bracolli with some other vegetable.Since my mom in law has thyroid she is restricted fr having cabbage cauliflower bracolli
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Tarla Dalal    Yes you can replace broccoli with finely chopped capsicum at step 5 and proceed as per the recipe.
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25 Jul 20 10:57 AM
Broccoli and Bajra Snack
5
 on 11 May 19 04:53 PM


added a bit of fresh pineapple, pomogranate and colored bell peppers......was delicious! and very filling....
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Arati, Glad you liked it!Keep experimenting and do try out more recipes from our website.Happy Cooking!
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11 May 19 05:42 PM
Broccoli and Bajra Snack
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 on 23 Mar 17 08:50 PM


Broccoli and Bajra Snack
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 on 22 Jul 15 09:15 AM


Intersting mix of an exotic vegetable with old fashioned bajra- I add zucchini, peppers and a dash of cheese as well!
Broccoli and Bajra Snack
5
 on 29 Sep 14 10:51 AM


Perfect recipe for endurance athletes. As Bajra is in its whole form, it does not provide a spike in your insulin levels and therefore keeps your fat burning on all through. I add chopped coloured capsicums to this recipe and often have it for dinner. This recipe will keep you super lean.