• Prep Time 10-15 minutes
  • Cook Time 15-20 minutes
  • Serving For 4 People
  • Difficulty Easy

Recipe Description

A healthy and tasty pulao made with barja and some masalas.


  • Bajra soaked in water overnight – 2 cups
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Onion – 1 no large
  • Ginger piece – 1 inch
  • Tomatoes – 2 no medium
  • Kashmiri red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – a pinch
  • Coriander powder – 1 tbsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – to taste



  1. Heat oil in a pressure pan. Roughly chop the onion and add to the pan.
  2. Cut the ginger into thin long strips and roughly chop the tomato. Add to the pan and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add kashmiri red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, salt and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add bajra and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add 4 cups water. Close the lid and cook on high heat up to 2 whistles. Lower the heat and cook for 10-12 minutes.
  5. Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.

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Harpal Sokhi


Fusion of Indian food with International Cuisine is what made Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi a sought after name within the Food industry. With a background of North India, Chef Harpal is a music lover and is fluent in English and five Indian regional languages - Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Oriya and Telugu.

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