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Prepare Easy and Tasty Foxtail Millet Recipes at Home - 24 Mantra Organic
Try these recipes using using millets
Indian population is becoming increasingly health-conscious. More and more people are opting for organic, nutrient-rich food grains. Millet is one such organic grain favoured by many for its numerous health benefits.
However, many people believe the myth that foxtail millet recipes are always boring. But with a little bit of creativity, you can easily add a delicious twist to this traditional diet.
Here are some easy and tasty foxtail millet recipes for everyday consumption.
Foxtail Millet Fried Rice
Millet fried rice has to be one of the most preferred foxtail millet recipes. Here’s how to prepare it.
1 cup Foxtail Millet
½ cup Green Beans, finely chopped
½ cup Green Pepper, finely chopped
½ cup carrots
1 cup spring onion
1inch Ginger, grated
1 teaspoon black pepper powder
1 teaspoon soy sauce
Salt to taste
First, cook the foxtail millet in a saucepan with 2 cups of water, 2 tablespoon oil, and salt. Let it simmer for 15 minutes.
Once all the water is absorbed, turn off the heat and allow the millet to cool.
Heat oil in a pan and add the chopped beans, carrots, peppers, celery, ginger, and spring onions. Sauté the mixture in high flame for 3 to 4 minutes until they become slightly tender.
Add foxtail millet, salt to taste, and black pepper to the mixture and mix well. Stir fry for around 2 minutes.
Your millet fried rice is ready to be savoured. You can serve it with some chicken gravy or vegetable curry.
Foxtail Millet Pongal
One of the healthiest and tastiest foxtail millet recipes include foxtail millet Pongal. You can prepare it in the following manner.
½ cup Foxtail Millet
½ cup Yellow Moong Dal (Split)
2 Green Chilies
1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
2 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns
1 Spring Curry Leaves
8 Cashew Nuts
¼ teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
1 teaspoon Ginger, chopped
2 tablespoon Ghee
1 tablespoon Sunflower Oil
Salt to taste
To begin with the recipe, first dry roast some foxtail millet and moong dal in a hot pan. This will bring the aroma to the Pongal.
Then soak the roasted millet and moong dal for about an hour.
Then add the soaked millet, dal, 4 cups of water, and green chillies in a pressure cooker and cook it for 3 to 4 whistles.
When the pressure is released, remove the lid of the pressure cooker and mash the mixture using a ladle.
Then take a deep bottom pan and roast some cashews in hot ghee until they turn golden brown. Remove the cashew and keep them aside.
Then heat some oil in the same pan. Once hot, add cumin seeds, peppercorns, asafetida, chopped ginger, curry leaves, and salt to the oil. Sauté the mixture for a few minutes.
Now add the mashed foxtail millet and dal to the mixture and cook for 5 minutes. Mix well so that no lumps are formed.
Your Pongal is now ready to be served with some coconut chutney or hot vegetable sambar.
Spinach Foxtail Millet Dhokla
If you’re a dhokla fan, this is one of the foxtail millet recipes you’ll definitely enjoy. And believe it or not, it’s not at all difficult to prepare.
1 cup Foxtail Millet, ground
1 cup Gram flour (besan)
2 cups spinach
1 cup curd
½ tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon sunflower oil
Spring curry leaves, finely chopped
1 teaspoon Mustard Seed
1 tablespoon Sesame seed
1 tablespoon cumin seed
1 Green Chili
Some Coriander (Dhania), finely chopped
Salt to taste
First, prepare a dhokla steamer and keep it aside for a while.
Next, grind the spinach, cumin seeds, ginger, and green chilli together in a mixer. Add some water to make it into a smooth puree.
Then mix the foxtail millet flour, besan, spinach puree, yoghurt, and a little salt in a large mixing bowl. Make a thick batter out of the mixture adding a little water at a time. Allow the mixture to rest for 5 minutes.
Pour the dhokla batter into the dhokla plates greased beforehand.
Preheat the dhokla steamer and place the batter there. Let it steam on high heat for about 10 minutes. You can check by inserting a toothpick in the centre to see if it comes out clean.
When the dhokla is adequately steamed, remove it from the steamer and keep aside for 5 minutes.
The next step is to prepare the seasoning for your lovely dhokla. For that, heat mustard seeds, sesame seeds, and some curry leaf in hot oil until they crackle.
Pour the seasoning over the dhoklas and cut them into squares or diamond shapes.
Enjoy your quick and healthy millet dhokla breakfast.
Foxtail Millet Porridge
If you’re in no mood to cook, millet porridge is one of the easiest foxtail millet recipes you should try.
80 gms foxtail millet
250 ml of milk
5 banana slices
4 pcs cashew nuts
2 pcs figs, sliced
4 pcs lotus seeds
A handful of amaranth seeds
Soak the foxtail millet in water for about half an hour.
The millet should be soaked after half an hour. Drain the water away.
Add some milk to the foxtail millet and cook it on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
Once cooked, turn off the gas and add some figs, banana, cashew nuts, and lotus seeds to your porridge.
Try these fun foxtail millet recipes for breakfast and give your day a healthy start.
But always remember to go for organic millets that are free from harmful cancer-causing pesticides. Get the taste of health and nutrition today with healthy, organic foxtail millet recipes.