Millet Upma | Bajra Upma | Benefits Of Bajra | Recipes of Bajra | Easy Millet Recipes | Bharadwaj Kitchen

Millet Upma | Bajra Upma | Benefits Of Bajra | Recipes of Bajra | Easy Millet Recipes

Millet Upma | Bajra Upma | Benefits Of Bajra | Recipes of Bajra | Easy Millet Recipes
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How to make easy millet upma recipe? Here is a recipes of bajra as bajra upma and see the innumerable benefits of bajra.

Basically bajra is  a nutritious type of millet family, also known as pearl millet. It is one of the gluten free grain especially good during winter season.

Bajra Upma is a wholesome, filling and healthy breakfast loaded with vegetables and bajra rava. It is one of the instant, simple and easy way of making millet upma. Because here we are not using whole bajra, instead bajra rava is used for making millet upma, that takes less time to prepare, rather than soaking whole bajra overnight and cook it before making upma.

Further, the process of making of bajra rava upma is similar to regular semolina upma we usually make. Use your choice of vegetables to make this nutritious recipe.

Moreover bajra rava is a wonderful substitute for gluten rava (semolina). Also it is a perfect choice for Thyroid, PCOD/PCOS diet and also good for diabetes.

Bajra For Diabetes

Bajra is loaded with complex carbohydrates, proteins, fibers, healthy fats, iron etc. Moreover, it is a rich source of omega 3 fats and is a good heart healthy diet. Also bajra is extremely a good option for diabetes, because of its fiber content and the presence of slowly digestible starch, which takes longer time to convert to glucose. Even more, bajra is also a healthy choice for thyroid, PCOD/PCOS . You can make so many recipes from bajra and bajra flour, like bajra roti, bajra khichdi, bajra thalipeeth, bajra ki chilla, and bajra upma for a filling and healthy lifestyle.

Benefits Of Bajra (Pearl Millet)

  1. Bajra is a good source of omega-3 fats, magnesium, potassium, fiber & plant lignin’s
  2. It lowers cholesterol and keeps heart healthy
  3. Lowers blood pressure due to high amount of potassium
  4. It controls diabetes
  5. Being a gluten free grain, bajra helps in weight management
  6. It’s loaded with insoluble fibers, that relieves constipation and improves gut health
  7. Has many antioxidants properties and detox the body by removing free radicals
  8. Bajra is a good source of iron and helps to prevent anemia
  9. It cures gall bladder stones
  10. Good for bone & eyes

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Millet Upma | Bajra Upma | Benefits Of Bajra | Recipes of Bajra | Easy Millet Recipes

Healthy and nutritious millet upma with pearl millet/bajra with vegetable is absolutely delicious and it is an instant, easy millet recipe
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: diabetic friendly, gluten free, WeightLoss
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 3


  • 1 cup pearl millet rava / bajra rava
  • 1 tbsp ground nut oil wood pressed
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp hing (asafoetida)
  • 1 green chilli finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger finely chopped
  • 6 to 8 curry leaves
  • 1/2 cup onion finely chopped
  • 1 cup beans, peas, carrot and potatoes finely chopped
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp unrefined salt
  • 1/2 tsp palm jaggery
  • 1/2 cup coconut grated
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon juice


  • Firstly take a wide bottom pan on moderate heat and add bajra rava
  • Dry roast for 2 to 3 mins and take out to a plate
  • To the same pan, add oil along with mustard, cumin, urad and chana dal, turmeric powder and hing
  • Saute well all these until splutters and dals turns to golden brown
  • Next add, finely chopped green chilli, ginger and curry leaves
  • Again saute well
  • Further add, finely chopped onion and saute until it becomes translucent
  • Like wise add, chopped vegetables like beans, peas, carrot and potatoes
  • Mix everything well and add required amount of water
  • Similarly add, salt and palm jaggery
  • Bring this to boil until the vegetables cooked softly
  • Then add, roasted bajra rava and mix well
  • Reduce the heat to lowest, cover the lid for a minute until everything well cooked
  • Additionally add, grated coconut, chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice
  • Give a final mix and turn off heat
  • Now the delicious, gluten free millet upma / Bajra rava upma is ready to serve!
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