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Foxtail millet upma

Foxtail millet upma

18 Feb 2020 873 Views

Foxtail millet upma is a healthy and delicious South Indian savory breakfast dish made with foxtail millets, spices and vegetables. Foxtail millet is also known as kangni in Hindi. Foxtail millet is a good substitute for rava, they are high in fiber and rich in nutrient. They are filling and hence make a good diabetic friendly ingredient as well. This millet upma is easy to make. It is a complete and satisfying meal.


  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker over medium heat; add mustard seeds and split urad dal and allow it to crackle. Allow the urad dal to turn golden brown and crisp.
  • Once the dal is golden brown, add the green chilli and saute for a few seconds.
  • Add the onion, ginger and saute until the onions soften.  Once the onion softens, add the curry leaves, turmeric powder, carrots, foxtail millet, salt and water.
  • Cover the pressure cooker and pressure cook the millet upma for 5 to 6 whistles and simmer for 5 minutes and turn off the heat. Allow the pressure to release naturally
  • Once the pressure releases, give it a gentle stir. Squeeze in the juice from one lemon and stir in the chopped coriander leaves. 
  • Garnish with fresh coriander and serve hot.


  • Foxtail millet- 30 gms
  • Urad dal- 10 gms
  • Onion- 25 gms (finely chopped)
  • Carrot- 25 gms (finely chopped)
  • Ginger- ½ tsp (finely chopped)
  • Green chillies- 2 (finely chopped)
  • Mustard seeds- ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves- 6-7
  • Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp
  • Lemon juice- 1
  • Fresh coriander- 3 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Oil- 1 tsp
  • water- as required
  • Salt- as per taste

Nutritive Value

Energy: 188 kcals

Carbohydrates: 26.7 gms

Proteins: 6.2 gms

Fats: 6.2 gms

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