millet pulao / foxtail millet pulao
Millet Pulao / Foxtail millet Pulao
Written by Jayashree
Published on July 23, 2020

Millet Pulao / Foxtail millet pulao is healthy, filling and tasty. It is ideal to serve for lunch or dinner.

Foxtail millet is widely used in India and Asian countries. It is known as Navane in Kannada, korralu  or korra in Telugu, Kangni in Hindi, kang in Gujarati and Marathi,  Kaon Dana in Bengali and Kavalai in Tamil.

It is an annual grass with slim and vertical leaves.The small seeds are covered with a thin, papery hull. It is removed by threshing. This is the highest grown millet in Asia and second widely used.

Millets are ideal for all those who are conscious about their eating habits, it keeps a check on the weight.  It is diabetic friendly as it helps to regulate blood sugar levels. It is gluten-free. It is also good against heart ailments.

Since I am using millets regularly, here is a recipe that you can make for lunch or dinner.

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Foxtail millet pulao is healthy and tasty.

Children are used to eating the regular food, including millets required me to change it into something spicy for lunch, so I thought of making pulao with it.

Ingredients:

measurement used : 1 cup =150 ml

  • 1 cup foxtail millet
  • 1/2 cup mixed vegetable
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cardamom
  • 3 clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 3 cup water

Method:

  1. Clean, wash and soak the millet for half an hour.
  2. Chop and cut the vegetables.
  3. Take oil in a pan, add cumin, as it splutters, put the spices. Then put onion to it. Saute it for sometime. Add ginger-garlic paste to it and contiue to saute for sometime. The raw smell should go.
  4. Now, add the veggies to it. Mix them together.
  5. After sometime, put the soaked millet to it.
  6. Add water, chilli powder and salt to it. Stir it. Let it cook on a medium flame.
  7. Keep it covered for ten minutes.
  8. Serve with any curry or yoghurt based salad.
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Millet Pulao / Foxtail Millet Pulao

Millet Pulao is filling, packed with nutrients and tasty.
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine karnataka, South Indian
Keyword foxtail millet recipe, healthy cooking, millets recipe, navane

Ingredients

  • 1 cup foxtail millet
  • 1/2 cup mixed vegetable
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cardamom
  • 3 clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • salt
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 3 cup water

Instructions

  1. Clean, wash and soak the millet for half an hour.
  2. Chop and cut the vegetables.
  3. Take oil in a pan, add cumin, as it splutters, put the spices. Then put onion to it. Saute it for sometime. Add ginger-garlic paste to it and contiue to saute for sometime. The raw smell should go.
  4. Now, add the veggies to it. Mix them together.
  5. After sometime, put the soaked millet to it.
  6. Add water and salt to it. Stir it. Let it cook on a medium, flame.
  7. Keep it covered for sometime.
  8. Serve with any curry or yoghurt based salad.

Narmadha makes a foxtail sweet porridge ideal for children.Priya makes a sweet dish with this   Thinal Sarkarai Pongal while Kalyani, makes a spicy version Thinai Khara Pongal.

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5 Comments

  1. Malini

    Millets are very good for health. This recipe looks simple and delicious. I haven’t made millet pulao yet, I might try after seeing yours. Thanks for sharing.

    Reply
    • Amrita

      A healthy and nutritious meal loaded with goodness of veggies. A good way to include into one’s diet.

      Reply
  2. Mayuri Patel

    I miss using all the different millets that are so readily available in Bangalore. Foxtail millet Pulao is so healthy and looks very tempting.

    Reply
  3. Preethicuisine

    Foxtail millet Pulao looks Super tempting and delicious. Millets are making it even more healthier.

    Reply

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