Friday, 17 October 2014

Pearl Millet Kichadi

Pearl Millet is a millet which is very good for diabetic patients. It has a low glycemic index.  But cooking Pearl Millet  takes a little longer time than usual .  To make cooking easy we can use broken Pearl Millet. We get it here in chennai Pearl Millet in broken form ( Pearl Millet Rava).

If you don't get as rava, you can break the millet  into rava . Wash the millet with water and immediately put into the mixi jar and run the mixi for a few minutes. You will get the millet as rava.( you need not soak)

Let us prepare Kichadi with this Pearl Millet ( broken).

You need :

  1. Pearl Millet ( Broken)--- 1 cup.
  2. Potato (optional) ---1 cut into pieces.
  3. Carrot---1
  4. Green peas----a little.
  5. Onion---- 1
  6. Green chillies---1 or 2 (as you require)
  7. Tomato--1 
  8. Mustard seeds--1 tea spoon.
  9. Urad dhal---1 tea spoon.
  10. Curry leaves---a little.
  11. Salt ---- as required.
  12. Oil---1 spoon for Garnishing.

Cooking Instructions :

Cut the onion and all other vegetables into pieces.

Add oil to a frying pan and heat. When it is hot, add the mustard seeds,  urad dhal. when it  splashes, add the cut onion, green chillies, cut tomatoes. curry leaves and all other vegetables. let it get fried for a few minutes. Then add the broken millets , keep frying for 2 or 3 minutes. Then transfer the contents to a vessel to be cooked in the cooker.  Add three and a half  cups of water( 3 cups for the millet and 1/2 cup for the vegetables) and add the required salt.Mix well  and pressure cook , for five or six whistles.Put off the gas.

When the cooker is cooled down , remove the millet kichadi from the cooker. Mix well , Serve it hot with chutney or sambhar. This goes well even with curd.