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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 various assorted and your favorite veggies to make it more nutritious. It may be had as it is or with raita. Besides having for breakfast, they can be packed for a lunch box meal or served as an evening snack too. So check out the step by step pictorial recipe to prepare it. 

  • 1/2 cup foxtail millet, soaked for 15-20 minutes
  • 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 a 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. Sauté 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. Sauté 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 water & 1/2 tsp. salt to a boil Add soaked & drained millet & cook
                     on a medium flame till soft. Drain & keep aside to cool. 

                     Heat oil & ghee. Temper with mustard seeds & dry red chilies. Then add
                     urad dal, ginger & garlic. Sauté for a few seconds.

                            Add onion, curry leaves & green chilies. Stir fry till light brown. 

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

                      Add millet & combine well. Sauté for 1-2 minutes & switch off flame. 

                                  Add a dash of lime & garnish with coriander leaves. 

                           Serve as it is or with raita. 

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