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Kodo Millet Pilaf

Kodo millet Pilaf is a delicious and nutritious one pot meal that is easy to make. Great to pack for lunchbox.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Kodo Millet, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • ½ tbsp ghee
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1" Cinnamon stick
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 2 Cardamom pods
  • 1 Medium Onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 Green Chilies, slit
  • ½ tsp Ginger+garlic paste
  • 3 tbsp Cilantro, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp Mint, finely chopped
  • 1 cup Mixed Vegetable
  • 1 tsp Red Chili powder (adjust as per taste preference)
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • To taste salt

Instructions

  • Soak millet for at least 30 minutes.
  • Heat oil and ghee in a pressure cooker; add the whole spices and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Next add the onions, ginger~garlic paste, green chilies and cook for 4~5 minutes or until the onions are lightly browned around the edges.
  • Add the cilantro and mint and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add the mixed vegetables and cook for 3~4 minutes. Season with red chili powder, salt and garam masala. Mix well.
  • Stir in the drained millet, lemon juice and add 2½ cups of water. Cover the pressure cooker and cook for 3 whistles. Let the pressure subside naturally. Gently stir and serve hot with raita or chuntey of choice.
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