Foxtail Millet Vegetable Upma | How to make Foxtail Millet Vegetable Upma

By Jyothi Rajesh  |  25th Aug 2015  |  
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About Foxtail Millet Vegetable Upma Recipe

Incorporating millets in our diet is very important. I try to include different types of millets in my breakfast dishes. Apart from being healthy, they actually make the dish tasty too.

Foxtail Millet Vegetable Upma

Ingredients to make Foxtail Millet Vegetable Upma

  • Foxtail millet/Thinai Arisi - 1 cup
  • onions - 1 large(Sliced thin)
  • tomato - 1 large(Finely chopped)
  • green chillies - 5-6 nos( as required)
  • ginger - 1 inch piece
  • curry leaves - 1 sprig
  • carrot - 1 large(finely chopped)
  • Beans - 3 nos(finely chopped)
  • Fresh/frozen peas - 1/4 cup
  • oil - 2 tbspn
  • mustard seeds - 1 tspn
  • urad dal - 1 tbspn
  • Channa dal - 1 tbspn
  • turmeric powder - 1/4 tspn
  • salt to taste
  • Hot water - 3 cups

How to make Foxtail Millet Vegetable Upma

  1. 1. Soak foxtail millet in enough water for about 15 minutes. Cook finely chopped veggies(carrot, beans, peas) with a small pinch of salt. Keep aside.
  2. 2. Heat oil in a deep bottom pan. To hot oil add mustard seeds and wait till they crackle. Add urad dhal, channa dal and saute for a minute
  3. 3. Next add thin slices of onions, green chillies, ginger pieces and curry leaves and saute till onions turn translucent.
  4. 4. Add tomatoes and cook till they are soft. Add salt to taste and turmeric powder, mix well, fry for 20 seconds.
  5. 5. Now add the cooked veggies stir and cook for about a minute.
  6. 6. Now add 3 cups of hot water and wait till the water starts to boil. Drain water from the soaking millet and add the millet to the boiling water.
  7. 7. Stir it well, cover the pan with a lid and simmer and cook until done(all water will evaporate and millet should be fully cooked).
  8. 8. If your upma turns very dry and you see millet not fully cooked, sprinkle some water cover and cook until done.
  9. 9. 7. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot with spicy coconut chutney, or pickle
  10. 10. A healthy, satisfying and tasty upma is served! Enjoy! :D

My Tip:

Add a dash of ghee once the upma is cooked just immediately after switching off the flame. It will enhance the flavor and taste of the dish.

Reviews for Foxtail Millet Vegetable Upma (4)

SwaPna Sirasanagandla2 years ago



What is foxtail millet called in Hindi?

Amanjot Kalra4 years ago


Sowmya Raghavan4 years ago