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Foxtail Millet Upma

Bethica Das
120 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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ABOUT Foxtail Millet Upma RECIPE

let me share a simple South Indian snack recipe of Upma where I substituted semolina (sooji) with millet. I also added some veggies for a wholesome meal. You can serve with pickle or coconut chutney.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Tiffin Recipes
  • South Indian
  • Simmering
  • Snacks
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. 1/2 cup foxtail millet / Kangni
  2. 1 cup chopped assorted veggies (beans, carrot, peas, flat beans, etc), chopped
  3. 2 tbsp. oil
  4. 1 tsp. mustard seeds
  5. 1 sprig curry leaves
  6. 2 green chilies, slit
  7. 1 tsp. split urad dal
  8. 1 tsp. ginger, grated
  9. 1 onion, chopped
  10. salt to taste
  11. 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  12. 1 tsp. sambar powder
  13. 1 tsp. ghee
  14. 1 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped


  1. Soak the millet in sufficient water for 1-2 hours. Wash well and drain. Keep aside. Heat oil in a pan and temper with mustard seeds.
  2. After it stops spluttering, add the curry leaves, urad dal, green chilies, ginger and onion. Saute till the onion turns translucent.
  3. Add all the chopped veggies, salt and turmeric powder. Mix well and cook, covered till the veggies are soft.
  4. Add the drained millet,
  5. 2 cups water and sambar powder. Cover & simmer till the millet is cooked and the moisture is all absorbed. Switch off the flame and add ghee. Stir and garnish with coriander leaves.
  6. Serve with coconut chutney or pickle.

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Shikha Roy
Shikha Roy   Mar-15-2018

Healthy breakfast recipe.

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