Millet Veg pulao recipe, Millet recipes

Millet veg pulao, made using barnyard millet and veggies, a healthy one pot meal and a perfect lunch box recipe too. I have tried millet veg biryani using Varagu arisi, and have given the recipe of the same in my Millet cook book. Also tried and posted few millet rice varieties. Generally we make veg pulao using basmati rice, but i wanted to try Pulao using Millet. To make a healthy start of the year, let me share the recipe of Millet Veg pulao. Do try this at home, kids at home liked it too and they agreed to take it for lunch box too.
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Millet veg pulao


Millet Veg pulao recipe
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  • Recipe Cusine: Indian
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook time: 20 Minutes
  • Serves: 1-2
  • Author: Jeyashri
  • Recipe Category: Lunch | Dinner
  • Description: Millet veg pulao, made using barnyard millet and veggies, a healthy one pot meal and a perfect lunch box recipe too.
   Barnyard millet  1/2 cup
   Oil + ghee 3 tsp
   Green chili  1
   Cardamom  2
   Star anise  2
   Cloves  2
   Onion   1
   Mixed veggies*  1/2 cup
   Water  1 cup
   Salt  as needed
  Coriander  leaves  few
* I used carrot, beans and peas.


Method :

  • Wash and soak the barnyard millet in 1 cup of water for 15 minutes. You can use any variety of millet like, varagu, samai or thinai too. 
  • Slice the onions lengthwise. 
  • In a pressure cooker add the oil and ghee.
  • Add the whole spices to it. You can add bay leaf too.
  • Add the slit green chili. 
  • Add the sliced onions. Saute till it becomes translucent. 
  • Add in the sliced veggies to it.
  • Saute for a minute. 
  • Add the soaked millet and mix well.
  • Now add the soaked water and add the salt.
  • Cover the pressure cooker and let it cook till one whistle.
  • After that put it into a lowest flame possible.
  • Let it be in the sim for 7 minutes.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Allow the pressure to release naturally. 
  • Open the cooker and fluff the rice gently.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves. 
  • Millet pulao is ready to serve. 
  • Enjoy with any raita of your choice. 
Notes:
  1. Ginger garlic paste can be added after adding onions. If adding add 1/2 tsp of ginger garlic paste. 
  2. You can add only green peas and make it as millet peas pulao.
  3. A handful of chopped mint leaves can be added in the beginning to enhance the flavour of the millet veg pulao. 
Millet veg pulao


Method with step by step pictures :

  • Wash and soak the barnyard millet in 1 cup of water for 15 minutes. You can use any variety of millet like, varagu, samai or thinai too. 
  • Slice the onions lengthwise. 
  • In a pressure cooker add the oil and ghee.
  • Add the whole spices to it. You can add bay leaf too.
  • Add the slit green chili. 
  • Add the sliced onions. Saute till it becomes translucent. 
  • Add in the sliced veggies to it.
  • Saute for a minute. 
  • Add the soaked millet and mix well.
  • Now add the soaked water and add the salt.
  • Cover the pressure cooker and let it cook till one whistle.
  • After that put it into a lowest flame possible.
  • Let it be in the sim for 7 minutes.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Allow the pressure to release naturally. 
  • Open the cooker and fluff the rice gently.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves. 
  • Millet pulao is ready to serve. 
  • Enjoy with any raita of your choice. 
millet veg pulao

Notes:
  1. Ginger garlic paste can be added after adding onions. If adding add 1/2 tsp of ginger garlic paste. 
  2. You can add only green peas and make it as millet peas pulao.
  3. A handful of chopped mint leaves can be added in the beginning to enhance the flavour of the millet veg pulao. 

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