Bhaidku (Spicy Porridge)

Bhaidku is Gujarati word for spicy porridge. It can be made with many different grains. Bajri bhaidku is popular so the ready-made flour is often available. We can prepare various kinds of combinations. This one is made from mixed grains. 

Ingredients

For Flour

  • 2 cups rice
  • ½ cup bajra
  • ½ cup jawar
  • ½ cup mung dal
  • ½ cup muth/mutki /moth

For Bhaidku

  • 1 cup water
  • a few ajwain seeds
  • a pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • soy or groundnut buttermilk
  • sea salt to taste
  • ginger chili paste (optional)
  • curry leaves
  • lemon juice to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • coriander for garnish

Method
For Flour

All the above ingredients are put in a dry grinder and made into a coarse flour which can be stored.

For Bhaidku

Take 3 tbsp of flour, roast for a few minutes. Add 1 cup water and a few ajwain seeds to taste. Cook for about 7 minutes. When cooked add groundnut or soy buttermilk to get the consistency of a porridge. Mix well. Add sea salt and ginger, chili paste if desired, asafoetida, a few curry leaves, lemon juice and black pepper. Cook for 3 more minutes. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Makes a good breakfast.

Variation

Add your own flavourings – coriander seeds, cumin seeds, turmeric & vegetables like carrots, onion, potatoes, peas, etc.

Serves 1