Millet Pulav

I picked up something called foxtail millet from an organic store….i kept looking at it as it sat there on the pantry shelf, cos I had no idea what to do with it….then I decided to make a mild pulav type of dish, that could be drowned in raitha if the need be (we really didn’t need this in the end!!)

Serves 2

1 c finger millet, washed and drained

1 c assorted veggies, sliced (I used beans, baby corn, carrot)

2 T corn

2 T finely sliced onion

1 green chilly sliced

1 each clove, cinnamon stick

½ t ginger garlic paste

Coriander leaves for the garnish

Salt to taste

1 T oil

Steam the vegetables and corn in the microwave or on stove top for 4-5 mins. In a medium pan, heat the oil, put in the clove and cinnamon stick, add the onions and green chilly and ginger galic paste and fry till onions are translucent. Add the steamed vegetables and toss around, add the washed millet and salt, and fry for a couple of minutes. Add 1 ½ c of hot water, mix well and cover and cook for 6-7 minutes, or till the millet has cooked. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves, serve with raitha and pickle.

The millet has the consistency of a really fine cous cous or broken wheat…..only much finer than it….it tastes great with all the veggies and is so easy and quick to cook that it scores points from me despite not having any great flavour of its own…..definitely on my cards for a quick one dish meal

11 Comments Add yours

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  4. Aparna says:

    Millet is supposed to be highly nutritious so this is definitely a good idea.
    Never bought though.

    i used to pass it by….looking at it wondering what the hell i’d do with it…..surprised me totally!

  5. sushma says:

    this is a nice idea.. lokks nice

  6. notyet100 says:


  7. homecooked says:

    Wow…..nice use of millets! Something new …. Looks great!

  8. Nithu says:

    This is something new new to me. sounds good. Healthy recipe.

  9. rachel says:

    Couldn’t agree with you..looks worth a try

  10. vanamala says:

    Never heard about this… using millet … nice & helathy too

    try it… 🙂

  11. sangeeth says:

    This is cool…many a times I have wondered what to do with these and have never bought them….now i can try ur recipe 🙂

    try this…wont make you feel like you are eating “diet food”!!

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