How to make Bajra Risotto -

Healthy version of risotto – bajra is a good replacement for Arborio rice since it has a similar bite

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Pearl millet (bajra), Olive oil (ऑलिव आइल)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Stir Fried Eggplant with Beans Mirchi Ka Salan Beancurd Laksa Masaledar Shalgam

Bajra Risotto

Bajra Risotto Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 10-15 hour

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Bajra Risotto Recipe

  • Pearl millet (bajra) , , soaked for 12 hours, drained and cooked with v 1 1/2 cups

  • Olive oil 1 tablespoon

  • Butter 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Onion , peeled 1/2 medium

  • Garlic , finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • White wine 1 cup

  • Fresh thyme 3-4 sprigs

  • Black peppercorns , crushed to taste

  • Parmesan cheese 20 grams

  • Fresh cream 2 1/2 tablespoons

  • Red chilli flakes to sprinkle

  • Fresh parsley leaves to garnish


Step 1

Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan, add butter and let it melt. Finely chop onion and add to the pan, sauté till translucent. Add garlic and sauté well for 2 minutes.

Step 2

Add white wine, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add cooked bajra and mix well. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 3

Add thyme sprigs and crushed black peppercorns and mix well. Grate parmesan cheese into the risotto and add fresh cream and mix well. Cook for 1-2 minutes.

Step 4

Transfer into a serving bowl, sprinkle chilli flakes and crushed black peppercorns. Garnish with parsley and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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