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Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Foxtail Millet Fried Rice


           This amazing grain is diabetic and heart friendly as it contains a lot of antioxidants. It helps in reducing blood sugar levels, has healthy carbs, dietary fibre, calcium, iron and is a good substitute to rice and wheat. So it is recommended to include it in our daily diet. Many delicious dishes can be prepare with it. 

            So let me share a simple fried rice in my style. Add a various assorted and your favourite veggies to make it more nutritious. It may be had as it is or with raita. Besides having for breakfast, they can be packed as a lunch box meal or served as an evening snack too. So check for a step by step method with pictures to prepare it. 








  • 1/2 cup foxtail millet, soaked for 2-3 hours
  • 3/4 cup mixed veggies (beans, carrot, peas, etc. chopped)
  • 2 tbsp. ghee
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 1-2 dry red chilies
  • 1 tsp. mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp. urad dal (split black gram)
  • 1 tsp. ginger, chopped
  • 1 tsp. garlic, chopped
  • 1-2 onion, sliced
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1-2 slit green chilies
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp. lime juice
  • 1 tbsp. chopped coriander leaves 





           Bring sufficient quantity of water and 1/2 tsp. salt to ta boil Add the soaked and drained millet and cook on a medium flame till soft. Drain and keep aside to cool. 

            Heat oil and ghee in a pan. Temper with mustard seeds and dry red chilies. After it stops spluttering, add the urad dal, ginger and garlic. Saute for a few seconds.

           Then add the onion, curry leaves and green chilies. Continue to stir fry till light brown. Add all the chopped veggies and salt.

            Mix well and cook, covered on a low flame till all the veggies are soft. Add the millet and combine everything well. Saute for 1-2 minutes and switch off the flame. 

            Add a dash of lime and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve as it is or with raita. 




                     Bring sufficient quantity of water & 1/2 tsp. salt to ta boil Add the soaked
                     & drained millet and cook on a medium flame till soft. Drain & keep aside
                     to cool. 



                     Heat oil and ghee in a pan. Temper with mustard seeds and dry red chilies. 
                     After it stops spluttering, add the urad dal, ginger and garlic. Saute for a
                     few seconds.



                     Then add the onion, curry leaves and green chilies. Continue to stir fry till 
                      light brown. 




                    Add all the chopped veggies and salt. Mix well and cook, covered on a low
                    flame till all the veggies are soft. 



                   Add the millet & combine everything well. Saute for 1-2 minutes & switch
                   off the flame. 



                               Add a dash of lime & garnish with coriander leaves. 



                          Serve as it is or with raita. 















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