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Foxtail Millet Pulao Recipe

Foxtail Millet Pulao
How to Make Foxtail Millet Pulao

Foxtail Millet Pulao Recipe: Kagni or Foxtail millets boasts of unique flavor, texture, and nutritional profile. It is a very rich source of antioxidants and like all its sister millets, it has high fiber, iron, calcium, and vitamins required to keep our body healthy. Pulav or Pulao always make up for a delightful and satisfying dish whether it's served as lunch or dinner. In an Indian household, Pulao, although a celebratory dish made on some special occasion, the foxtail millet pulao can be consumed at any time of the day as millets are gluten-free and healthier substitute for rice.

  • Total Cook Time 25 mins
  • Prep Time 05 mins
  • Cook Time 20 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Easy

Ingredients of Foxtail Millet Pulao

  • 1 Cup foxtail millet
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder (optional)
  • 1 cup vegetables (such as carrots, peas, and bell peppers), chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped

How to Make Foxtail Millet Pulao

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Rinse the foxtail millet and soak it in water for 30 minutes.
Drain the water and keep the soaked foxtail millet aside.
In a pan, heat the oil over medium heat.
Add the cumin seeds and let them splutter.
Add the chopped onion and garlic, and sauté until the onion turns translucent.
Add the coriander powder, turmeric powder, and red chili powder (if using), and mix well
Add the chopped vegetables and sauté for a few minutes.
Add the soaked foxtail millet and sauté for a few more minutes.
Add 2 cups of water and salt to taste.
Mix well and cover the pan with a lid.
Cook for 15-20 minutes or until the foxtail millet is tender and the water has been absorbed.
Garnish with chopped fresh coriander leaves and serve hot.
You can also add some roasted cashews or almonds on top of the pulao to give it a nice crunch.
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